MUSIC DIRECTOR'S BLOG
Stone Sour UPDATE!!!
Everyone is still healing after the death of Slipknot's bass player Paul Gray, so I'm sure it's going to be a little tough for Corey and Jim to get back out on the road with Stone Sour. I got this press release today about the upcoming album and tour!
STONE SOUR ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER 7 RELEASE DATE FOR AUDIO SECRECYÂ
Â BAND OFFERS FANS SNEAK PREVIEW WITH NEW SONG âMISSION STATEMENTâ
STONE SOUR TOURING U.S. THIS SUMMER WITH UPROAR FESTIVAL
New York, NY: Â Three-time Grammy nominees STONE SOUR have announced a September 7th release date for their much-buzzed-about new album Audio Secrecy. Â âIt's probably the best thing I've done in a long time," lead singer Corey Taylor recently told MTV News. "We recorded 18 songs â and knowing that every tune not only has its own identity but is damn good, I'm very, very proud of that."Â
The band is giving fans a sneak preview of the album by offering a limited-time download of a new song titled âMission Statement.â 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."
âMission Statementâ 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 albumâs first commercial single will be âSay Youâll Haunt Me,â 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.
âRecording during the flood was crazy,â says Taylor. âLuckily 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.â
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 summerâs 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.Â 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,â âSillyworldâ and âMade of Scars.â Billboard hailed the record as âan intense, taut piece of work,â Alternative Press called the group âmasters of ass-kicking,â adding, âIn a better America, Stone Sour would be the face of American rockâ and Revolver magazine gave the disc four stars and praised the quintet for âdemonstrating a dynamic range equaled by few of their peers.â Stone Sour's self-titled debut, also certified gold, spawned the band's first breakthrough hit "Bother," which was spotlighted on Spider-Man soundtrack.Â