"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Stone Sour Issue Another Studio Update

Photo of Slipknot

Band Photo: Slipknot (?)

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are continuing work on their sophomore album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER). "We now have 13 guitar tracks, 12 bass tracks, and 8 vocal tracks done of the 17 songs that we plan to record," guitarist Josh Rand said.

The drum tracks on the STONE SOUR CD were completed by session drummer Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY, currently a touring member of SEPULTURA) after the band's regular skinsman, Joel Ekman, was forced to sit out the recording sessions for the group's new album in order to spend time with his nine-year-old son, who was diagnosed with brain stem glioma (brain cancer) last fall.

You can check out photos from the studio at this location.

In related news, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the progress of the recording sessions for the sophomore album from his STONE SOUR project, which also features in its ranks Taylor's SLIPKNOT bandmate Jim Root (guitar). The follow-up the group's 2002 self-titled debut, which went gold and featured the hit single, "Bother", is being recorded in Los Angeles with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER) and features a guest appearance on drums by Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY, currently a touring member of SEPULTURA). Mayorga was enlisted to lay down the drum tracks after the band's regular skinsman, Joel Ekman, was forced to sit out the recording sessions for the group's new album in order to spend time with his nine-year-old son, who was diagnosed with brain stem glioma (brain cancer) last fall.

"The first record was really just us making music and laughing a lot and having a good time in a studio in Iowa," Taylor told Revolver. "There were no real expectations. Now that we know we have an audience, it's way more crazy."

He continued, "It's priority No. 1 this year for Roadrunner [the band's record label], and they keep telling us, 'You've gotta stick to the schedule!' And then there's kids just fuckin' blowin' me up on the Internet, like, 'When's it coming out? When's it coming out?' I'm like, 'Wait, calm down — we just finished the fucking drum tracks, fer chrissakes!' but it's cool, you know? I thrive on the pressure, because it gets me going, and it gets me that much more psyched about it."

"This album's gonna be miles above the first one," promised Taylor. "Even with scratch guitar and really shitty scratch vocals, it already sounds powerful as fuck." Musically he describes it as "more melodic and darker than the first one. It's not goth rock, it's not fucking emo, it's not garage; it's fucking hard rock, man. It's good, heavy rock that's going to kick you in the face. Why would you want anything else?"

As for the disc's lyrical content, Taylor describes it as a combination of "pain, pleasure, happiness, and grief. People keep asking me what the theme of the album is. Well, there is no theme, you know? If anything, the theme is life, because life is spontaneous and aggravating all at once. You never know what you're going to have to go through on a daily basis — you never know what life's gonna throw at you.

"There's a track we recorded, that I hope makes it on the album, that's basically a love song to my wife, thanking her for dragging me out of the fire and helping me get sober. I've never written anything like that before, but it was very important for me to tell the world not only how much she saved me, but how much she means to me."

Source: Blabbermouth

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


8 Comments on "Stone Sour Issue Another Studio Update"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. but caitlin loves slipknot writes:

aw that kinda sucks that slipknot is doing there own seperate projects cuz i LOVE SLIPKNOT! well i guess this stone sour thing is okay as long as its got sum slipknot dudes in it. i haven't heard them yet,i gotta check em out. .. . ne body hear em? do they have a sound similiar to slipknot?

# Mar 24, 2006 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. emo = fags writes:

slipknot for me rocks harder than stone sour. i just did'nt like slipknot's third album the subliminal verses. i like iowa better cause it rocks harder.

# Mar 25, 2006 @ 2:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
3. JONAS_402 writes:

Your both narrow minded, stonesour isnt about how much they compare to slipknot, you need to listen to stone sour without thinking, 'jim and corey are from slipknot, its gotta be heavy' its a completely different system to slipknot, the new album looks promising an i for one am looking forward to it. dont get me wrong guys i love slipknot to death, ive seen em 3times and loved every second but just forget about slipknot when you put stone sour on. just think 'its 5 guys making music' thats all you gotta remember! by the way emo=fags, vol.3 was done by a different producer (rick rubin in stead of ross robinson on iowa) they were creating the music from a completely different place in there heads, listening to different music, different things were happening at that moment in time, thats why it sounded so different. remember how different iowa sounded to the self titled effort? same thing there as well (altho same producer!) by the way catlin, stonesour released there 1st album in 2002, i suggest you check it out :)

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. kevin writes:

I agree f***in exactly with JONAS_402, except the fact that I've seen Slipknot (who is the best f***in band of the wgole world) only twice... I'm also looking forward for the next album of Stone Sour, I know that it's gonna sound better than the first one, and I'm not saying that because Corey said it...

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
5. but caitlin loves slipknot writes:

hey im not narrow minded! i just love slipknot and want more of them.... yah i think i will check out stone sour soon.... do they have cd's in stores..??? the problem is,one,my mom is insane and blocks a lot of websites that hav music on them, and two,the comp that does not have blocks on them doesn't hav SPEAKERS!!! LOL. im gonna listen to them i think :D thank u JONAS

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
6. but caitlin loves slipknot writes:

i dont like iowa better than the subliminal versus. . . i like all of their albums i cant choose a favorite! i hav a favorite song on each! but iowa IS heavier....

# Mar 27, 2006 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
7. Leather face writes:

I heard Slipknot not will not be putting out another album for a loooooong time well that's okay just pick up the next Stone Sour album some of it will sound like the crap which was on Vol.3 Subliminal Verses.

# Apr 20, 2006 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
WhylordWhy's avatar

Member

8. WhylordWhy writes:

Stone Sour os nothing like Slipknot. I don't even think that both bands are in the same genre. Slipknot is a nu-metal band and Stone is a hard rock at best....(think pearl jam mixed with cold play) just because a band has a coupe members from a band you like doesn't mean you will like it. A perfect example is Tommy Giles from Btbam he did his own techno thing and it sucked beyond reason.

# Apr 20, 2006 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.