Two brand new songs from Stone Sour, "Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero", from the band's upcoming fourth album, "House of Gold & Bones - Part 1", appeared online, reports Blabbermouth. Both tracks can be streamed below.
"House Of Gold And Bones" is a two-part concept effort that was recorded at Sound Farm Studios outside the band's home base in Iowa with producer Dave Bottrill. Part One is due on October 23 via Roadrunner Records and Part Two will be released around May, according to singer Corey Taylor. He tells RollingStone.com, "It all comes down to how much time the record label wants to give between albums, basically."
He said, "Even with the time constraints we had, we basically recorded two albums in the time it takes to record one. So we were doing double-duty every day. I was tracking two songs vocally a day just to keep us on a deadline and it really pushed us to strive for excellence."
According to Taylor, Stone Sour's goal for the new record was to capture an organic vibe. "We wanted to really try and go for [a] natural vibe on this without using a ton of samples and really try to differentiate us from everybody else out there. A lot of bands fall into that pitfall of [going to] all the work of getting these great sounds and whatnot, then they hand it over to somebody who then starts filling in the blanks with all these samples," he said. "It just makes them sound like everybody else out there and we wanted to really capture a unique sound."