According to Blabbermouth.net, 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.