Soundgarden Record First Song in 15 Years for 'Avengers' Soundtrack

Soundgarden's 'Avengers' Single Offered as Free Download

Soundgarden's 'Avengers' Single Offered as Free Download

The May 1 album's full tracklisting also features Buckcherry, Bush, Rise Against and more alt-rock

Grunge icons Soundgarden will release their first new song in 15 years for the soundtrack to Marvel's upcoming "Avengers" film. The group's last album was released in 1996, although they officially reunited in 2010.

"We've been hard at work on our new album, which will come out this fall," the band said in a statement. "When the opportunity arose to write an original song for Marvel's 'The Avengers' film… we thought it could be a cool match." Listen to a sample of Soundgarden's "Live to Rise" below:

The film's compilation, titled "Avengers Assemble" features a slew of late-90s/early-2000s alt-rockers like Rise Against, Papa Roach, Bush, Evanescence, Buckcherry and more. "Avengers," starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson, hits theaters on May 4, while the soundtrack drops May 1.

A score by Grammy Award-winning composer Alan Silvestri will also be available May 1.

Full "Avengers Assemble" tracklisting:
1. "Live to Rise" - Soundgarden
2. "I'm Alive" - Shinedown
3. "Dirt and Roses" - Rise Against
4. "Even If I Could" - Papa Roach
5. "Unbroken" - Black Veil Brides
6. "Breath" - Scott Weiland
7. "Comeback" - Redlight King
8. "Into the Blue" - Bush
9. "A New Way to Bleed (Photek Remix)" - Evanescence
10. "Count Me Out" - PUSHERJONES
11. "Shoot to Thrill" - Theory of a Deadman
12. "Wherever I Go" - Buckcherry
13. "From Out of Nowhere" - Five Finger Death Punch
14. "Shake the Ground" - Cherri Bomb
Additional track on the international release:
15. "Pistols At Dawn" - Kasabian