The futuristic video is directed by Brendon Small, the co-creator of Adult Swim's "Metalocalypse;" "Black Rain" is the first artist-driven music video to be based off of the show.
Soundgarden members - Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Sheperd - are transformed into avatar-robot controllers as they patrol the streets of a post-apocalyptic Seattle defeating evil. The video builds up to an epic phosphorescent robot battle in space. "I'm a gigantic Soundgarden fan and it was so much fun bringing them into our warped Metalocalypse world," said Small about making the video.
The single is taken from the band's "Badmotorfinger" sessions but will be featured on the new Soundgarden album, "Telephantasm," which is scheduled to hit retailers on Sept. 28 in a bundle within 1 million copies of the "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" game. The 12-song disc will be sold on its own starting Oct. 5.