But will this new Stone Sour record be as good as the ‘House Of Gold & Bones’ two-part series…?
Stone Sour’s latest energetic single ‘Fabuless‘ (ha) is culled from the group’s upcoming record, ‘Hydrograd‘, which drops on June 30th via Roadrunner Records. You can pre-order the 15-track release here, but really, you don’t have to, so don’t fret.
While I much prefer Slipknot over Stone Sour, Corey Taylor’s powerhouse vocals here really excites about this forthcoming album, which will apparently be more of “straight rock and roll album”, according to bassist Johnny Chow from a recent radio interview with Detroit’s WRIF. Now, while that’s all well and good and while Taylor may refer to this record as a “bit of a departure” from the other Stone Sour albums, let’s be honest – it’ll still sound like Stone Sour ultimately, with the typical riffs, heavier grooves and big hooks in all the right places, with a ballad or two included for good measure.
As long as it’s better than ‘Audio Secrecy‘, we’ll be right!
As for the song’s music video – which was filmed in L.A. last month – it sees the band’s journey from the green room (a good film too) to the stage; seeing them performing in a large-scale venue whose audience is just jam-packed with Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tubemen. Yes, those Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tubemen. As the song goes on, the band members are replaced by their larger, waving counterparts, and soon, the flailing Tubemen have taken over the stage with the crowd now filled with regular old human skin bags. Like any normal gig, really.
Also, in a bit of self-aware humour, watch closely from 3:56 onwards to see Taylor reference the immense dick move that he himself pulled on a fan last year when he knocked the phone of a punter out of their hands during a Slipknot set.
Watch the film clip for yourself below. Also, you can check out the newly released ‘Song #3‘ here.
While I have no doubt that this new Stone Sour record will be solid at best, nothing is going to top ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1’.
Also, apparently, there was going to be more than 15 songs until the album got songs cut. Less can indeed be more, guys, geez.