Stone Sour are gearing up to release their new album, House of Gold & Bones Part 1, on Oct. 23, and the CD is the first in a set of two concept albums, with the next one slated to arrive in May of 2013.
This is Stone Sour’s first concept album, but frontman Corey Taylor says he’s had the idea to put together an album revolving around one theme for a while.
“I’ve had the idea for the concept for a few years actually, but I’ve never given myself the time to really flesh it out and see it clearly,” Taylor told Metal Shrine. “It was right about the time when we did the Sonisphere shows that for some reason “Boom! it … hit me! I saw it as clear as day, beginning, middle and end. I knew the characters, I knew the world that I wanted to create, I knew what I wanted to do.”
The rest of 2012 will bring a European tour for Stone Sour. Should we expect to see the guys do a proper North American tour in 2013? It’s a safe bet!