Stone Sour Announce New Album Details

Stone Sour have announced a 6th September release for their third album, Audio Secrecy.

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Stone Sour have announced a 6th September release for their third album, Audio Secrecy. The band will be showcasing new tracks in their Sunday night headline slot on the Ronnie James Dio stage at this weekend's Download Festival at Donington Park.

"It's probably the best thing I've done in a long time," lead singer Corey Taylor recently told MTV News in the US. "We recorded 18 songs and knowing that every tune not only has its own identity, but is damn good, I'm very, very proud of that."

The band is giving fans a sneak preview of the album by offering a limited-time download of a new song titled Mission Statement. 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." Mission Statement will be available at www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk for 48 hours only beginning next Wednesday, June 16th at 10am. The album's first commercial single will be "Say You'll Haunt Me," so look out for a video for that on all good music channels soon.

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.

"Recording during the flood was crazy," says Taylor. "Luckily 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."

Whilst 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.

Thanks for the report to Entertainment-Focus.com.

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    Duality Ninja
    Too bad Paul Gray's not in that band and this album has been in the process for a long time, *****. Anyway, good news! I never really minded Stone Sour too much, so I'm looking forward to something that'll make me a fan.
    mr_metal121
    heard a new track of theirs this morning, not bad, I think they're trying to put themselves out of the same pool as Slipknot by forcing themselves a new identity, and it seems to be working
    Revhain
    Kindof ironic that they're releasing info on something called Audio Secrecy
    Dmedman
    stone sour is better than slipknot because it combines the hard metal of slipknot but has a more rock sound also. and you can hear that these guys actually want to be doing it instead of slipknot where they arent really feeling it
    Kisana
    I am glad to see that Corey Taylor and James Root stil have the strengh to continue their path in music ! They are still young and they still have a long road in front of them ! It is a good news, I hope they will continue like this, to pursue their way, their dream. Good luck to you Stone Sour !
    slipknot836
    They were bloody awesome at download..... Thet played quite a few new songs, which were also awesome I felt really bad for Corey When Corey did his solo, Bother, for Paul gray, He almost cried, everyone else almost did too Then he cheered everyone up by doing "The worlds most stupid dance ever" as he called it XD Cant wait for the album in september