Stone Sour: New Album 'Will Blow People's Minds'

Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the band's forthcoming fourth studio album.

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According to, Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the band's forthcoming fourth studio album, which is tentatively going to come out in October. The project - which will likely end up becoming a double effort - will follow up 2010's "Audio Secrecy".

"Picture [Pink Floyd's] 'The Wall' crossed with Alice In Chains' 'Dirt' with some good heavy blasts in there," Corey said. "The heaviest song is a total a-s-kicker that sounds as if Slayer and Anthrax had a baby. Then, there's a darker bluesy dirge that has the vibe of Led Zeppelin's 'In My Time Of Dying'. There's even a little industrial vibe. It's definitely going to blow people's f--king minds."

Taylor added that he came up with a very ambitious concept for the disc.

"The album is a morality play about a man who's standing at the crossroads of his life trying to figure out what to do next," he said. "He's going, 'Do I move foward and evolve? Do I become more responsible or do I run backwards and pilfer the basket of youth?' Sometimes it's romantic to live in the mistakes that you made when you were 20, and condemn yourself to perpetual adolescence."

The album is being recorded at Sound Farm Studios, just outside Stone Sour's home base of Des Moines, Iowa, with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Staind).

Guitarist Josh Rand recently said that the CD will be "another progression for the band", adding. "Musically, we have always challenged one another to push things to our limits, and this record is no exception."

Stone Sour recently parted ways with bassist Shawn Economaki. A replacement bassist has yet to be announced.

Taylor and Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root will also be busy this summer with Slipknot as that band headlines the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

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    I can't wait to hear this album with all the stuff I've heard concerning it, this will be an amazing cd
    This is great news. It's just a shame that they haven't been this quick on getting a new Slipknot album ready. Anyway, as long as it sounds like Iowa, I'm happy. Can't wait for both albums though. Going to be awesome
    Nero Galon
    Loving that "Slanthrax"! It is common for artists to big their future work up, but by the sounds of it, this could be a really great album. Tool, Muse and Staind are each quite different bands which have produced some great sounds.
    x3Ro_ken wrote: The baby's name would be "slanthrax" for sure
    Wrong's Slaythrax
    Not really a fan on his current vocal style. Waaaay too many harmonies and whatnot. I prefer the self titled style with the drunk/slurred singing.
    I wish people would just write the music and put the cd out without all this pontificating about it. It makes me less and less stoked about an album when the people writing it feel a bizarre need to constantly quantify how great they think it'll be by comparing it to even more bizarre combinations of bands that already exist.
    Common folklore tells you that there is nobody more full of shit than a musician/rock star. Proof positive = Corey Taylor. This guy is the Tim Tebow of UG. Dislike if you must, but you know he's a complete media *****.
    I cannot wait for this.....I pray they release it all at once instead of releasing one half in October and the other half in a few months I want the whole concept at once.