Stone Sour Announce ‘Audio Secrecy’ Release Date

Three-time Grammy nominees STONE SOUR have announced a September 7th release date for their much-buzzed-about new album Audio Secrecy.  “It’s probably the best thing I’ve done in a long time,” lead singer Corey Taylor recently told MTV News. “We recorded 18 songs — and knowing that every tune not only has its own identity but is damn good, I’m very, very proud of that.”
 
The band is giving fans a sneak preview of the album by offering a limited-time download of a new song titled “Mission Statement.” Says Taylor, “In this day and age, it’s important to be strong enough to know who you are. This song is not only a rallying cry for us, but it says everything about what this album means to us. This is just the beginning.”
“Mission Statement” will be available for 48 hours only beginning this Thursday, June 10th at 11am EST. The track can be downloaded at www.stonesour.com.
The album’s first commercial single will be “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” which ships to modern rock and rock radio on Tuesday, July 6th.

Stone Sour (Taylor, guitarists James Root and Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Roy Mayorga) and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones) recorded Audio Secrecy at Blackbird Studios in Nashville during the destructive storms and devastating floods that hit the historic heart of Music City.
 
“Recording during the flood was crazy,” says Taylor. “Luckily the studio and the band weren’t affected too greatly. The studio was untouched and the neighborhood we were living in just missed being flooded. But a lot of the areas around us were decimated. Whole houses were submerged and for a week, the roads in and out of Old Hickory were completely covered with water. I’ve been getting the word out to people to contact Nashville Flood Relief if they would like to donate money to help the people of Nashville. Also, they can contact the Gibson Foundation (www.gibsonfoundation.org) to do the same. We were lucky, but so many people were not. I hope can pull together and do what we can for Nashville.”
 
While making the album, Stone Sour has been taping webisodes covering the recording process and answering fan questions. They can be viewed at www.stonesour.com.
 
The quintet will be previewing select songs from the album during this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The 36-date tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI.  Tickets are available via www.RockstarUproar.com and www.livenation.com.
 
Audio Secrecy is the follow-up to the gold-certified Come What(ever) May, which was also produced by Raskulinecz and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and spawned three radio hits, including the No. 1 smash hit single, “Through Glass,” “Sillyworld” and “Made of Scars.” Billboard hailed the record as “an intense, taut piece of work,” Alternative Press called the group “masters of ass-kicking,” adding, ”In a better America, Stone Sour would be the face of American rock” and Revolver magazine gave the disc four stars and praised the quintet for “demonstrating a dynamic range equaled by few of their peers.” Stone Sour’s self-titled debut, also certified gold, spawned the band’s first breakthrough hit “Bother,” which was spotlighted on Spider-Man soundtrack.
 
You can catch Stone Sour on this summer’s Uproar tour. Dates are as follows:
 
August 17, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
August 18, 2010 - Kansas City, KS - Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
August 20, 2010 - Omaha, NE - WestFair Amphitheatre
August 21, 2010 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 22, 2010 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 24, 2010 - Columbus, OH - LC Outdoor Amphitheatre
August 25, 2010 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 27, 2010 - Scranton, PA - Montage Mountain Amphitheatre
August 28, 2010 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 29, 2010 - New York Metro Area, NY - TBA
August 31, 2010 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
September 1, 2010 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 3, 2010 - Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Music Center
September 4, 2010 - Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
September 5, 2010 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
September 8, 2010 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
September 10, 2010 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
September 11, 2010 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
September 12, 2010 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 14, 2010 - Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
September 15, 2010 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
September 17, 2010 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 18, 2010 - San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
September 19, 2010 - Phoenix, AZ - Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
September 21, 2010 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena
September 22, 2010 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 24, 2010 - Spokane, WA - Greyhound Park
September 25, 2010 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
September 26, 2010 - Vancouver, BC - TBA
September 28, 2010 - Edmonton, AB - TBA
September 29, 2010 - Calgary, AB - TBA
September 30, 2010 - Saskatoon, SK - TBA
October 2, 2010 - Winnipeg, MB - TBA
October 3, 2010 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
October 4, 2010 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum