Pearl Jam have announced their first album in seven years, Gigaton, will be released in March.

It’ll be the band’s 11th album and one that was described by guitarist Mike McCready as a long journey.

“It was emotionally dark and confusing at times,” he said in a statement.

“But also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”

The cover, shot by Canadian photographer and marine biologist Paul Nicklen, features water gushing out of a giant ice cap, hinting at perhaps a climate change theme.

Fans won’t have to wait long for the first single to drop either – ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ is expected over the coming weeks.

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Gigaton is set to arrive on March 27

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