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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...
Stone Sour will be releasing Part 2 of the band's two part album series, "House Of Gold & Bones," on April 9th, 2013.
The new album includes the single "Do Me A Favor," which is currently climbing the Active Rock building chart (now at #15). The track is actually one of three in the Active Top Twenty that feature Stone Sour's Corey Taylor – the other two being “Absolute Zero” from House of Gold & Bones Part 1 and “From Can To Can’t,” a collaboration with Dave Grohl featured on Sound City: Real To Reel, the soundtrack to Grohl’s recently released “Sound City” documentary. Both Stone Sour songs are available on iTunes now. More...
This year, the third annual Monster Energy’s "Welcome To Rockville" festival expands to two days - April 27 & 28, 2013 - at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River.
The event will feature headlining performances from Alice In Chains and Limp Bizkit, as well as Jacksonville legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. The lineup for Welcome To Rockville also includes: 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, Skillet, All That Remains, Device (featuring David Draiman from Disturbed), Asking Alexandria, Escape The Fate, Filter, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Otherwise, Saving Abel, Nonpoint, Red, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Gemini Syndrome, Girl On Fire, and more.
A special Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville ticket presale will take place on Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 30th at select Metro PCS stores. No ticket service fees will be charged during the presale. The regular ticket onsale begins Friday, February 1 at 10am EST at this location, all Ticketmaster locations, and select Metro PCS stores. Two-day General Admission tickets will be just $99.50 plus service fees and single day General Admission tickets will be $54.50 plus service fees. A limited number of two-day VIP tickets and hotel packages will also be available.
"After selling out the last two years of Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, I now see that the city is ready to bring a full-fledged two-day rock festival to downtown Jacksonville and make it a staple in North Florida music for years to come,” says Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “We have great radio partners at ROCK 104.5 and X102.9 providing amazing support to the city and event which will make this year’s festival more massive than ever." More...
American rock festival Rock On The Range - which has expanded to three days this year - will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. Pre-sale tickets are available at this location.
The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven's Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.
“We're really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.” More...
The line-up for the first ever Ozzfest Japan - set for Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe arena just outside of Tokyo - has now expanded with Tool, Slash, Deftones, and Stone Sour joining previously announced headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot.
“We’ve assembled an amazing lineup for the first ever Ozzfest Japan. Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool, Slash, what more could you ask for?” says Sharon Osbourne “And we still have plenty of surprises to come. The Ozzfest Japan line-up will rival any of our previous festivals.”
“It took a long time for Ozzfest to come to Japan but I know the fans here are going to feel it was worth the wait,” Massy Hayashi of Hayashi International Promotions says. “Of course, any time you have living legends like Black Sabbath on stage you know it is going to be a memorable event.” Last year, Hayashi International Promotions produced the sold-out one-day punk rock festival Air Jam at Yokohama Stadium.
Tickets pre-reservation started on November 25th and ticket prices are as follows: single-day tickets are JPY 14,000, weekend passes are JPY 27,000, and weekend passes including an official festival t-shirt are JPY 30,000. All prices include consumption tax, box office commission, and ticket printing fees. The latest information on Ozzfest can be found at this location. More...
Corey Taylor and Josh Rand of Stone Sour were recently interviewed by the German site Pitcam.TV fresh off a plane from the U.S. Check out the video below to see the band describe the concept behind new album "House of Gold & Bones Part 1."