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
Stone Sour have officially unveiled a five continent touring schedule as the first leg of dates for the support of their upcoming album House Of Gold And Bones Part 1. The tour begins in fall and extends well into next year. Africa and Antarctica have been left off the touring schedule. I’m sure GWAR is very disappointed right about now. Check out the tour dates below.
House Of Gold And Bones Part 1 will be released this October while Part 2 has an undetermined 2013 date. READ MORE
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
Sin City will be taken over for two nights of hard rock at the Rock Vegas music festival brought to you by Rockstar Energy Drink. The two-day festival will feature such acts as Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, and more. Check below for a video teaser as well as the full line-up.
Zombie states, “I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City’s loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain’t seen nothing like this.”
The festival is Sept. 28th and 29th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am PST. 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
Corey Taylor has announced via his Twitter account that we can be expecting a new Stone Sour album and a US Slipknot tour in the future. If true, this tour would mark the first time that the band has played on US land since before bassist Paul Gray’s passing.
ARTISTDirect editor and Dolor author Rick Florino recently got the chance to talk with both Aaron Lewis of Staind and Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour about how they manage their solo projects, life as fathers, and a great deal more. It’s a fascinating read that dives not only into the minds of these dynamic frontmen, but also into their thoughts on each other and how they view the music industry.
Hollywood Undead have decided to give away another track, this one called ‘Been To Hell’. You can download the song using the widget below. While you’re waiting, why not check out the song below and let us know your thoughts. You gonna get the album?
We just reported about the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which looks to have an awesome line-up no matter which date you attend. Well, for those of you lucky enough to be close to Columbus, Ohio, you’ve got one hell of a two-day festival in store. This year’s Rock on the Range will have some of the biggest names in today’s rock scene headlining including A Perfect Circle (easily my most anticipated show), Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, Korn, Disturbed, Staind, and so many more.
Hollywood Undead are offering fans a free download of their song ‘Comin’ In Hot’, off their upcoming album, ‘American Tragedy’. To snag it, just head to the official Hollywood Undead Facebook page, ‘Like’ the page and the you can download it from the ‘Comin’ In Hot’ tab at the top. Also, check after the jump for a video on how their new masks were created.
Hollywood Undead have released a video teaser for their upcoming album, ‘American Tragedy’, the follow-up to 2008′s ‘Swan Song’. The album is due to be released in March. Check out the teaser below and also make sure to check out Hollywood Undead on the ‘Nightmare After Christmas’ Tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, and New Medicine.
“Been a long time, were out of the studio, done recording, beat the shit out of ourselves to make sure our second record is better then our first,” said J-Dog. “Was hard but we finally finished it and are ready to release our first song, Da Kurlzz cried when we finished it harder then he did when he lost his virginity on leave from the navy on a beach in Germany. The song is called ‘Hear Me Now.’ One of my favorite songs we’ve ever written.” READ MORE
Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor is releasing a Christmas single entitled ‘X-M@$’ on Dec. 14th on leading digital outlets. However, you can hear it now and right below! Get ready for a few chuckles and some profanity injected into your holiday spirit.
“It was basically like living in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland,” chuckles Corey Taylor in regards to the old house in Nashville Stone Sour resided in while recording Audio Secrecy.
Given the help of those ghosts and some insects, Stone Sour’s third album will definitely haunt listeners for years to come—from the swirling hypnotic haze of “Threadbare” and “Nylon 6/6″ to the gut-busting anthemic power of “Mission Statement” and “Let’s Be Honest.” Thankfully the ghosts reflected in Audio Secrecy are the unforgettable kind that’ll make you sing again and again.
Given the creepy nature of Stone Sour’s recording situation, Dolor author Rick Florino and BloodyDisgusting.com caught up with Corey Taylor to discuss what scared him the most while recording Audio Secrecy for this exclusive.