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Independent hip-hop powerhouse Tech N9ne will drop new album, "Special Effects," on May 4th via Strange Music.
Today Tech N9ne unleashes the metallic side of his persona with the brand new anthem, entitled “Wither,” featuring none other than Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour. Check it out below.
Corey Taylor has often publicly praised Tech and his approach to both hip-hop and heavy music. “Working with Tech was a no-brainer,” states Taylor. “When I heard the music for ‘Wither’, I knew the two of us would make something dark and crazy. The slow burn in the music is awesome- his band is great and the performance is incredible. People are gonna shit!”
Tech is no stranger to the music of Slipknot, having been a dedicated fan for over a decade. “This collaboration is a total dream come true, because I’ve been a Maggot (what Slipknot affectionately calls their fans) since ’99. This song we did together is such a dynamic rollercoaster ride! It starts off calm and cool and then fuckin’ gets loud and extremely mean and crazy! It’s perfect!” More...
Stone Sour just checked in with this brief announcement about covering a Metallica track for Record Store Day:
"Our full cover version of Metallica's 'Creeping Death' is streaming now!
"Make sure to grab 'Meanwhile in Burbank,' which will be available in record stores this Saturday, April 18th!"
The song can be heard in the YouTube clip below, courtesy of Rollingstone.com.
In honor of the release of "Fear Clinic," Stone Sour today unveils a specially created music video for "The Dark."
"Fear Clinic" stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, soap opera star Brandon Beemer (“General Hospital,” “Days of Our Lives,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut. "Fear Clinic" is available on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand today from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Directed by Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II), with effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, "Fear Clinic" will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself. Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series. More...
The official video for Stone Sour's cover version of the Metal Church song "The Dark" can be seen below. The track, which was performed live at Room 237 in Burbank, California in 2014, was recorded specifically for the film "Fear Clinic", the new horror flick which marks Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor's first featured role in a movie.
The original version of the song appeared on Metal Church's 2nd album "The Dark" (1986) and was chosen for "Fear Clinic" by director Rob Hall and Corey as they felt that the lyrics fit well with the story.
You can now watch "The Dark" below.
After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – the closing night event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and opening night screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – "Fear Clinic" will now be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10th, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The flick stars horror icon Robert Freddy Krueger Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, and is directed by Robert G. Hall ("Lightning Bug," "Laid to Rest," "ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II").
With special effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, "Fear Clinic" will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself. Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the 2009 FEARnet.com series.
When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.
Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a doctor who runs the clinic, uses his fear chamber to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just a hallucination...
After parting ways with guitarist Jim Root earlier this year, Stone Sour has now released a new lyric video.
Check out the animated clip for "The House Of Gold & Bones," taken from Stone Sour's latest album, "House of Gold & Bones, Pt. 2," which is available now on Roadrunner Records.
The Roadrunner Records Summer Sampler is now online: head over to Noisetrade here to download your free copy. The track listing is as follows:
1. Stone Sour - 'House of Gold & Bones'
2. Killswitch Engage - 'A Tribute To The Fallen'
3. Trivium - 'Through Blood And Dirt And Bone'
4. Gojira - 'The Axe'
5. King 810 - 'Fat Around The Heart'
6. The Amity Affliction - 'Pittsburgh'
7. Theory Of A Deadman 'Drown'
8. WeAreHarlot - 'Denial'
9. Black Stone Cherry - 'Me and Mary Jane'
10. Marmozets - 'Why Do You Hate Me'
11. Dream Theater - 'The Enemy Inside'
12. The Devil Wears Prada - 'Sailor’s Prayer'
13. Heartist - 'Pressure Point'
14. Kvelertak - 'Kvelertak'
15. Opeth - 'Cusp of Eternity' More...
Stone Sour - which features Slipknot's Corey Taylor - has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's guitarist:
"As some of you might have heard by now, Stone Sour and Jim Root have indeed parted ways. We were trying to wait until the completion of the new SK album, but in light of recent events, we are going to confirm this information and move on.
"We feel it's best for both bands and hope that is reflected in the days to come. We will give you more information when the time comes."
In related events, Jim Root also missed Stone Sour shows last year to focus on the impending new Slipknot album.
Fans can relive their Rockstar Energry Drink Mayhem Festival memories with the "Mayhem: 2008-2013" book, a collection of dynamic and bold photos spanning the first six years of the festival. The following press release was also issued:
"Created by Los Angeles-based photographer Strati Hovartos, this book gives an inside view of the fearless, behind-the-scenes look at the art, the rebellion and the grit that, in all of its glory… is Mayhem! As the official tour photographer, Strati’s body of work has documented the festival since its inception.
"Striking and bold, his images have captured epic performances of Metal greats, such as Rob Zombie, Slayer, Slipknot, Korn, and Avenged Sevenfold. With the turn of every page, your mind will be dominated and transported to the timelessness of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
"'Mayhem: 2008-2013' features special forewords by Rockstar Festival co-creators Kevin Lyman and John Reese, as well as Slipknot and Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor and Rockstar Energy Drink’s Jason May.
"'Mayhem: 2008-2013' is available now as a 2014 ticket buyer exclusive in select markets, so make sure to add 'Mayhem: 2008-2013' to your Ticketmaster ticket purchase at check out! If you purchase a VIP package, 'Mayhem: 2008-2013' automatically comes with your purchase. If you’ve already purchased your ticket or 'Mayhem: 2008-2013' isn’t available in your market, standby – more details on how to get the book are coming soon, including details on how to obtain it via the upcoming Rockstar Festival online store. More...
The Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor is set for Thursday, May 15th at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH.
Honoring and lampooning Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor will be nearly a dozen musicians and comedians, led by Roastmaster Sebastian Bach. The third annual event in Revolver and Guitar World’s Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series launches the weekend-long festivities for Rock On The Range (May 16th - 18th), which last year drew rock fans from around the country to Columbus Crew Stadium with over 105,000 tickets sold.
Joining Sebastian Bach on the dais to take aim at Taylor will be Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, Craig Gass, Brian Posehn, Taylor’s Slipknot bandmate M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Scott Ian, Pearl Aday, and actor/comedian Finesse Mitchell. Jose Mangin (of Sirius/XM and Headbangers Ball fame) will also be on hand to serve as the evening’s official DJ and emcee.
Tickets for the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor are on sale now starting at $75 (plus fees) at LC Pavilion, all Ticketmaster outlets and online right here. General admission and balcony seating are available. Doors for the May 15 event will open at 8:30 PM, and the Roast begins at 9:00 PM.
"Honestly, I don't know what to say. I'm a little nervous, a little excited, and of course a little gassy. But that could just be the excitement,” says Taylor. “I'm really looking forward to it, but knowing my friends and the possibilities for who could be a part of this, I have no idea what I'm getting into!" More...
A trailer is now available online for the horror movie "Fear Clinic," which will feature Slipknot/Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor.
The movie, also starring horror legend Robert Englund, marks Taylor's acting debut, but not his movie debut, as Slipknot performed in the 2002 remake of "Rollerball."
"Fear Clinic" will be released later this year, with further details forthcoming.
Slipknot announced earlier this year that the band would be reconvening in 2014 following an extended hiatus after the death of Paul Gray.
Stone Sour, which features Slipknot member Jim Root, has now released the following announcement about the band's upcoming tour:
"With an impending Slipknot album on the horizon, Jim will not be touring with Stone Sour this winter. Everyone involved is okay with the decision and our mutual friend Christian Martucci will be filling in on guitar.
"It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another Stone Sour tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with Slipknot, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins."
Stone Sour will be back on the road in January and February, supporting the two-part concept album "House of Gold & Bones" with a string of live dates alongside Pop Evil. Dates are as follows:
1.14 Orlando, FL House of Blues
1.15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
1.17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
1.18 New York, NY Irving Plaza
1.19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
1.21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
1.22 Boston, MA House of Blues
1.24 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
1.25 Fort Wayne, IN Piere's
1.26 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
1.28 Chicago, IL House of Blues
1.31 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
2.1 Sioux Falls, SD The District
2.3 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
2.5 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
2.6 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
2.8 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
2.9 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
2.11 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
2.13 Dallas, TX House of Blues
2.14 Houston, TX House of Blues
2.15 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live More...
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Fuse and you can now watch the clip below.
In the video, he discusses the recent theft of equipment, Slipknot's plans to reconvene in 2014, songwriting, and more.
Stone Sour's latest releases, the two-part concept album "House of Gold & Bones," are available everywhere now.
Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.
Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:
Friday, June 28th:
Heaven Shall Burn
All That Remains
Veil of Maya
Love and Death
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...
Roadrunner Records group Stone Sour has released a lyric video for "The Uncanny Valley," a track taken from latest album, "House of Gold & Bones Part 2." Check it out below. The album arrived this past April and debuted at #10 on The Billboard 200.
Furthermore, the first three issues of "House of Gold & Bones" (Dark Horse Comics) are available now. Written by Corey Taylor, the comic book follows and develops the story contained within the two part album, and features covers from Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone, Batman, Abe Sapien). This limited four-issue series marks Taylor’s debut in the comics genre. More...
Slipknot and Stone Sour member Corey Taylor's second book, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process," will be published next month by Da Capo Press.
In the clip available below, Taylor reads an excerpt from the book. Corey will also be making a few personal appearances to promote the book, as well as the comic based on Stone Sour's "House of Gold & Bones" album. Details are as follows:
July 16 - Bookends, Ridgewood, NJ (book)
July 17 - Fourth World Comics, Smithtown, NY (comic)
July 17 - Book Revue, Huntington, NY (book)
July 19 - Book Soup, West Hollywood, CA (book)
July 20 - Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA (book and comic) More...
Roadrunner Records is currently offering a 10 track digital sampler album as a free download. You can get the tracks over at Amazon.co.uk here. The track listing is:
1. Absolute Zero Stone Sour
2. Black Tongue Mastodon
3. Bruane Brenn Kvelertak
4. Witchtripper Down
5. Live It Up Airbourne
6. Anastasia Slash
7. White Trash Millionaire Black Stone Cherry
8. In Due Time Killswitch Engage
9. Ghost Walking Lamb Of God
10. Chaos Lives In Everything (feat. Skrillex) Korn More...
Stone Sour’s new album House of "Gold & Bones Part 2" arrived last week debuting at #10 on The Billboard 200.
The "House Of Gold & Bones" saga, which follows a linear storyline written by singer Corey Taylor, has become a multi-media experience and to expand upon the narrative the mastermind himself, Corey Taylor, will be hosting a Reddit AMA tomorrow, Thursday, April 25th at 5:00PM ET / 10:00PM UTC.
Fans can log on to Reddit at that time and participate in a live Q&A with Taylor. Furthermore, the first issue of "House of Gold & Bones" (Dark Horse Comics) is available now. Written by Corey Taylor, the comic book follows and develops the story contained within the two part album, and features covers from Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone, Batman, Abe Sapien). More...
An expanded band lineup and festival experience has been announced for the third annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville - April 27th and 28th 2013 - at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the beautiful St. Johns River.
As part of the enhanced festival weekend, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville will also feature the “Corona Light presents the Downtown Rockville Experience” -a Friday, April 26 pre-party and two after-parties on Saturday, April 27. Admission to the parties is FREE. The Friday, April 26 pre-party will feature Saliva with Evergreen Terrace at Underbelly in Jacksonville.
The Saturday, April 27 after parties include DJ Monk with special guests at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville, and Icey and Robert Goodman at Underbelly in Jacksonville. For full details, visit this location. More...