The cover artwork for "Audio Secrecy", the new album from Stone Sour, can be viewed here. The follow-up to 2006's "Come What(ever) May" is scheduled for release on September 7 via Roadrunner Records.
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.
Stone Sour has just released the first official rock radio single from "Audio Secrecy". The song is titled "Say You'll Haunt Me" and frontman Corey Taylor told The Pulse of Radio that it took him a while to warm up to it during the making of the record. "It was one of those songs that I didn't really feel until it was finished," he said. "I enjoyed the lyrics but I wasn't sure about the music. I'd come in and I'd sang it, and I put my heart into it because the lyrics are about my wife and how I feel about my wife, and then I left. And I came back and they (the band) had just made it incredible. Now I can't get it out of my head."
"Come What(ever) May" debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart and included the hits "Through Glass", "Sillyworld" and "Made Of Scars".
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.
Professionally filmed video footage of Stone Sour performing a new song, "Mission Statement", at this year's Download Festival, which was held June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom, can be viewed below.