Stone Sour have confirmed full details of their new album "House Of Gold & Bones Part 1" and have also announced a brand new set of UK tour dates.
The band, who are fronted by Slipknot singer Corey Taylor and also include Slipknot guitarist Jim Root in their line-up, will release their new album on October 21 in the UK and October 22 in the US.
The record is the first of a two-part release, the second of which will follow in early 2013. Taylor has said that each album will follow a cohesive narrative, with a comic book based on the concept also being worked on.
He said: "Each disc will include one half of the story – for lyrics, you'll have to visit our site. Once I lock in the company who will help me put it together, there will be a comic book as well."
The album's first single is titled "Absolute Zero" and you can hear it by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking. "House Of Gold & Bones Part 1" is Stone Sour's fourth album of their career so far.
The tracklisting for "House Of Gold & Bones Part 1" is as follows:
01. Gone Sovereign
02. Absolute Zero
03. A Rumor Of Skin
04. The Travelers, Pt. 1
07. My Name Is Allen
09. Influence Of A Drowsy God
10. The Travelers, Pt. 2
11. Last Of The Real
Stone Sour have also confimed a full UK tour in support of "House Of Gold & Bones Part 1", which will take place in December.
The band will play four shows, which begin on December 10 at London's O2 Academy Brixton before they move onto play Manchester, Wolverhampton and finally Bournemouth on December 15. Papa Roach will provide support at the band's London show.
Stone Sour will play:
12/10 - O2 Academy Brixton
12/13 - O2 Apollo Manchester
12/14 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
12/15 - O2 Academy Bournemouth
Thanks to NME for the report.