'Guitar Center Sessions' is coming back to DIRECTV for a new season and Soundgarden and Alice in Chains are leading the way. Season 8 kicks off with six brand new episodes that were filmed during South By Southwest this year in Austin, Texas.

Soundgarden kick off the season on May 4 in its new time slot at 8PM on Sunday nights. "Our first ever trip out to South By Southwest as a band was a special part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for 'Superunknown',” says Soundgarden in a statement. “The rooftop show for Guitar Center was truly memorable and we hope our fans will enjoy the chance to see it on DIRECTV."

The new season also features rockers Alice in Chains and Cage the Elephant, as well as a wide array of acts from other genres like Damon Albarn, Snoop Dogg, 311, Dawes and Chvrches among others. The full 'Guitar Center Sessions' episode schedule can be seen below:

Guitar Center Sessions Season 8 Episode Schedule:

May 4: Soundgarden
May 11: Damon Albarn
May 18: Phantogram
May 25: The Wild Feathers
June 1: Snoop Dogg
June 8: The 1975
July 13: 311
July 20: LP
July 27: Dawes
Aug. 3: Alice in Chains
Aug. 17: Cage the Elephant

'Guitar Center Sessions' airs exclusively on DirecTV's Audience channel (audience 239). For a preview of the Soundgarden episode, watch their performance of 'Rusty Cage' in the player above.

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