Tomorrow sees the release of House Of Gold And Bones: Part 1 (stream the album here), the latest album from hard rock/metal band Stone Sour. In anticipation of this release, Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with singer Corey Taylor. In it, we discuss Corey’s history with music, his views on the music scene today, Slipknot and Stone Sour fans, and much more! Check it all out below!
Corey Taylor, vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour, is gearing up for a new project in affiliation with Dark Horse Comics. House of Gold & Bones is to be “multimedia experience” that includes a four-issue miniseries, written and illustrated by Taylor, as well as two new Stone Sour albums from Roadrunner Records. Part 1 of Stone Sour’s “House of Gold & Bones” album is set for release on October 22, 2012, with the first issue of the comic set for April 17th, 2013. More details after the break. READ MORE
Stone Sour have released a 30-second snippet of the song “A Rumor Of Skin”, which comes off their upcoming album A House Of Gold & Bones Part 1 (out Oct. 22nd via Roadrunner Records). You can hear the snippet below.
While I’m a fan of the dissonantly harmonized and filthy guitar tone at the beginning of the sample, the vocals quickly became overbearing and the song turned into something very radio-friendly. Perhaps the whole is better than the part? Hmm…. READ MORE
In a recent interview with Artisan News, Slipknot member M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan stated that deceased bassist Paul Gray will definitely be a presence on the band’s next record. He states, “There are songs that he’s written that will be a part of the next record. We’re all going to have to think like him…” You can watch the short video interview below.
There is still no official word on when the band will enter the studio or when their next album will be released. Slipknot’s latest album is their greatest hits collection Antennas From Hell (iTunes). READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you the exclusive first look at the trailer for A Beary Scary Movie, which features the first onscreen appearance from Century Media Records band Iwrestledabearonce! Written and directed by Justin Beasley, the comedy/horror stars Slipknot‘s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Jake Busey, Eli Park, and, of course, the members of IWABO. The film is scheduled to come out Nov. 6th.
The story revolves around an insane, bloodthirsty fiend named Shreddy who attacks each of the members while they sleep. You can watch this exclusive trailer premiere below!
Since filming of A Beary Scary Movie, singer Krysta Cameron has left the band. The band is currently using fill-in vocalist Courtney LaPlante. The band will be going on tour with Oceano, Vanna, Within The Ruins, The Plot In You, and Surrounded By Monsters. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
I was hemming and hawing over what kind of descriptor I should use in the headline. Should it be an LOL? Nah, because some of them aren’t funny. Should it be a Random Cool? Ehhhh….maybe? I settled on OMFG because that was pretty much my reaction looking at each photo.
You see, below you’ll find an image that features 18 yearbook photos from some of the biggest names in rock and metal. You’ve got “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Eddie Van Halen, Gene Simmons, Tom Araya, and many more. It’ll definitely get a chuckle or two! Check it out below, READ MORE
Update: Slipknot has released an official statement which can be read below.
Dr. Daniel Baldi, a physician at an Iowa pain clinic, was officially charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of eight patients, including Slipknot bassist Paul Gray who died of an accidental overdose in June of 2010. Baldi is accused of prescribing overly high doses of prescription painkillers and is also facing suspension of his medical license. If convicted, Baldi could face up to 16 years in jail.
Shawn “Clown” Crahan has told the Des Moines Register, “None of it is going to bring back our brother Paul.”.
An official statement from Slipknot is expected later today. READ MORE
Ibanez has posted a video showing Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson (#7) going over his signature guitar, the MTM100/10. It’s a very sharp, pointy, metal looking guitar and is built pretty much specifically for that purpose (Duncan Blackout pickups? Oh yeah, it’s a metal guitar). While that type of guitar isn’t my style at all (I’m a fan of PRS and Les Paul shapes), it’s certainly nothing to shake a finger at. Check out the video below.
Written by Bloody-Disgusting music contributor Sammy Key
Music is kind of like Four Loko. There are a bunch of different flavors and teenagers love it. It also shares the tendency to evoke this sort of statement out of people; “It was better back in the day though, when I first had it,” (you know, before they took out all the caffeine). It’s true, these days it seems like music, or at least popular music, has lost its edge entirely. Gone are the days of sneaking records with “Parental Advisory/Explicit Content” plastered across the cover into your room and the days of mindlessly singing along to the latest saccharine sweet single while your mom drives you home from school are in full swing. Where is all the door slamming? Where are all the secret shows? It used to be that songs on the radio carried some sort of message, but now all I hear are lyrics about whips, b*tches, peacocks and all other sorts of bizarre metaphors for genitalia. And that’s if there are even words at all! Half of that sh*t is all “wobble” these days (whatever that is). Rebellion seems to have fizzled out, and in its place a taste for countless remixes, “womps”, and repetitive, dirty lyrics has grown. But no one bats an eyelash. It just seems like the passion, the demand for excellence has died. It’s like the teen masses have lost their will to act out, at least when it comes to music. These days, we sure as hell aren’t your stepping stone. But we’re not likely to make a hit single out of that sentiment either. READ MORE
Hard rock band Stone Sour has released details for their upcoming album House Of Gold And Bones Pt. 1 including the full track list (see below), release date (Oct. 23rd), and the final album artwork (which is nice and creepy!). The second album will be coming out in 2013.
Guitarist Josh Rand states, “House of Gold & Bones takes everything that’s great about this band and amplifies it. The riffs, the lyrics, the grooves and the songs are like Stone Sour times 10. There’s also heavy stuff that’s like nothing we’ve ever done before. It’s dark as hell and a complete experience from the first track to the last.”
Singer Corey Taylor (Slipknot) wrote the lyrics of both albums as a linear story, one that will take all 24 tracks to fully understand.
The band released the first two tracks, “Gone Sovereign” and “Absolute Zero”, online recently. Head below to hear them. READ MORE
Hard rock band Stone Sour has released a video that streams two new songs from their upcoming album, The House Of Gold And Bones: Part 1. The songs, “Gone Sovereign” and “Absolute Zero”, can be heard below. The album will be coming out October and Part 2 is scheduled for release sometime in 2013, both via Roadrunner Records. The band is fronted by Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor.
This album will be the follow-up to 2010′s Audio Secrecy. READ MORE
In a very clever way to twist preconceived notions around, FedEx has released a commercial that shows “the most dangerous band in the world” (some unnamed metal group that looks like a mix between Immortal and Slipknot) relaxing in a beautiful, luxurious hotel room being yelled at by their manager because they were spotted in an airport with golf clubs. The idea here is that metal band, especially violent looking ones, can’t possibly enjoy something so “mundane” or “safe” as golf because, well, they’ve got virgins to sacrifice and churches to burn down. Right? Anyone? Bueller?
As a great little twist at the end, the manager tells them to “learn how to trash a hotel room”, emphasizing the point by smashing a vase of flowers on the ground. The band looks at the damage until one of them states, “I’m gonna get some water for those flowers.” See parents around the world? We’re not bad people. We just dress this way to trick you.
Watch the commercial below and leave your thoughts in the comments. READ MORE
Although the tour with Lamb of God and Dethklok has been cancelled, French metal band Gojira isn’t letting that hold them back as they venture out on their small headlining tour. The stops will include shows at the Heavy TO Festival in Toronto as well as the Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal. The band will also be performing on the second day of Slipknot‘s inaugural Knotfest in Minneapolis. Tour dates are below.
AOL Noisecreep has an awesome gallery of the masks of Slipknot through the years, beginning with their debut self-titled album all the way through to All Hope Is Gone. It’s interesting to cycle through the images as they show not only the evolution of the masks but also the evolution of the band in their aesthetics and feel. The images start with an almost industrial vibe but progress into something far more mysterious and terrifying. Below are a few samples as well as the link to the full gallery.
Earlier today, Slipknot posted a video on their Facebook entitled ‘Something Monsterous [sic] is Coming’. The video, which you can watch below, shows the band performing live in what appears to be the UK. There is no other information other than an ambiguous 2013 date and a website to check out.
So, this of course leads one to speculate as to what they might be teasing. The first thought is a new live DVD. The video is extremely polished with a ton of different camera angles and sweeping shots of the crowd. However, since there has not been a new album since the last live DVD, (sic)nesses, and the fact that there was a tribute to deceased bassist Paul Gray on it, a new live DVD seems pointless. After all, why buy a DVD that you pretty much already own?
The only reason I can think of a new live DVD would be to document their own music/amusement festival Knotfest. If it’s as exciting and packed full of events as they say it is, nobody will be able to attend everything. Therefore, a DVD showing what they missed and what the full experience was like makes complete sense.
The next idea is a new album. This is a tricky one as members of the band give very conflicting reports on whether or not the band will get together to record at any time this year. But the ambiguous 2013 date allows the band some leeway as they could spend the first several months of the year recording the album and then release it in the fall or early winter.
What do you think? Give the video below a watch and then leave a comment with your thoughts!
Iowa metal band Slipknot have released the album artwork and track listing (see below) for Antennas From Hell, their forthcoming “best of” album. Coming out July 24th, the disc covers songs from their self-titled debut album through to 2008′s All Hope Is Gone. The two-disc special edition will feature the entire 2009 Download Festival performance (audio only).
Iowa metal group Slipknot have announced their foray into creating their own headlined musical festival with Knotfest. This year will see two day-long dates, one in their native state of Iowa and one in Somerset, along the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota. The festival will have musical appearances from Deftones, Dethklok, Lamb Of God, Prong, The Urge, Cannibal Corpse, Serj Tankian, and more. There will also be amusement rides, burlesque performances, circus big-top tents, and other carnival-esque treats. Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Shawn “Clown” Crahan states, “It’s all about having fun and bringing something to the world of rock & roll, bringing it to the standard it used to be. It’s time for us to really engulf this idea known as Knotfest where we’re in control, we make a day devoted to our mindset, our ideas, the people that we want to play with, the people that we think our fans want to be around.”
Clown also told Rolling Stone that the festival will continue on in the upcoming years even if Slipknot has no plans to perform. READ MORE
Avast me mateys and stand at attention! This December sees the inaugural launch of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Cruise! The cruise will be a three-day excursion that leaves Miami, FL on Dec. 7th, makes a stop at Nassau, in the Bahamas and makes port back at Miami on Dec. 10th. There will be a full itinerary of entertainment, including full performances from Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, JDevil (Jonathan Davis of Korn) and DJ Starscream (Slipknot’s Sid Wilson) as well as many more. Tickets go on sale this Friday here.
There will be daily artist panels discussing tour stories as well as the music industry, sexy burlesque performances, and raunchy stand-up comedy routines from Big Jay Oakerson as well as The Legions of Skank featuring Luis J. Gomez and Dave Smith. Check below for the full ad mat. READ MORE
ARTISTDirect currently has a pretty amazing interview where Bloody-Disgusting favorite Rick Florino (author of the DOLOR series), gets to chat with both Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor and The Raven’s Edgar Allen Poe himself, John Cusack! The interview ranges from Taylor’s thoughts on the movie to Cusack chatting about when he first read Poe to (my personal favorite topic) how important music is to movies. Check out the interview here as well as the trailer below.
From V for Vendetta director James McTeigue , “The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life – and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe’s love (Alice Eve) becomes the next target.”
The Raven is in theaters tomorrow, April 27th. READ MORE
On April 11th, the Revolver Golden Gods took place, giving praise and recognition to the rock and metal community. Famous musicians, such as Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Slash, Amy Lee, and many more, were in attendance. It was a night meant to not only celebrate the achievements of rock and metal musicians and their offerings, but it was also a night for the fans, a way to honor their passion and their love. And it was a night that did absolutely nothing to spread the word and the importance of rock and metal. READ MORE
I’m a sucker for awesome mash ups. I’m especially a fan of mash ups that take two seemingly unrelated genres and makes them work perfectly together. So when Isosine, the genius behind Psychosocial Baby, put together electro-pop artist Madeon with Slipknot, I hoped I was in for something awesome. Well, it definitely paid off. Check out this awesome mash up entitled Before Icarus here (you can also download the song at the same link). READ MORE