Corey Taylor Says New Stone Sour Album is ‘Pretty Epic in Scale’

2012-07-04

Story by Anne Erickson

Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor talks new album

Melodic hard rockers Stone Sour are gearing up for the release of their follow-up to 2010’s “Audio Secrecy,” and frontman Corey Taylor is opening up about what to expect from the new tracks. Taylor says to expect the release to arrive later this year, and as for the overall impact of the album, he calls it “a monster.”

“…We’re actually working on a double concept album that is a monster. Trust me. Just from the demos we’re doing right now, the music is really, really good,” Taylor told the Phoenix Times. “It’s probably the best we’ve ever written. And we’re really excited about that.

“When we started working in the studio putting everything together…we’re trying to figure out right now if we’re going to release the discs together or separately, one at a time. But I’ve written a really cool story that goes along with it, and we’re going to have a bunch of cool artwork and multimedia tied in with it as possible. So it’s going to be pretty epic in scale.”

As for the concept behind the album, Taylor explained that “it’s really a morality play. It’s about a person trying to find himself, or herself. You know, everyone in their lives finds themselves inevitably at a crossroads when it comes to personal evolution and whatnot. Trying to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their lives…”

“You know, you can either stay where you are and relive the past and run backwards and basically buying into the romance of youth and those things that come with it, stagnating your growth. Or you can keep moving down the path and eventually cross into the next phase of your life. It’s basically the story of a man trying to figure it out, and there’s a lot of things that go on in a guy’s head when he’s trying to figure out the right thing to do.”

Right now, Taylor is on the road with Slipknot on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Find tour dates here.

 




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