As the release date for Stone Sour’s fourth studio album House of Gold and Bones edges closer, more and more details have been shared with fans, building the anticipation of what is being set up as a very loaded release.
We reported earlier that the band is now in cahoots with DC Comics to co-ordinate a comic book to run with the release. It has now been revealed that fans can expect a two-part concept album, with part one coming later this year, and part two sometime in 2013. According to Blabbermouth, track names will include Taciturn, Absolute Zero, RU486 and A Rumor of Skin. Taylor has announced that a single will be preceding the album, looking to be released into the world in August. It’s not known which of the tracks it will be, though at his recent performance at Download Festival, the Slipknot frontman and also solo performer played an acoustic version of Taciturn; check out the clip below.
Taylor has also further elaborated on previous insights into the album, including what concept the album will be based around, stating in an interview with Revolver that “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.”
Guitarist Josh Rand believes the album is “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”. It is looking to drop just in time for the band to be favourites for Soundwave 2013. Until then it will be exciting to see what else the band has up its sleeve.