Stone Sour don't play it safe on their fourth offering, House of Gold & Bones — Parts 1 & 2.House of Gold & Bones Parts 1 & 2 is a collection of 23 tracks the band — Corey Taylor [Vocals], James Root [Guitar], Josh Rand [Guitar], and Roy Mayorga [Drums] — that follow an immersive, linear storyline. House of Gold & Bones Part 1 – the first 11 songs – will be released on October 22, 2012. Part 2 will be released next year, completing the story.
The songs set the tone and follow the action, but House of Gold & Bones is a multimedia experience. Videos, an online presence, album packaging, the live show and even a graphic novel will all follow and expand on the story. "To us, this was bigger than just a collection of songs," says Rand. "We wanted to do something really special, and it started when Corey told us about the concept. There was a big mission, and everything tied in from the story to the music. We all put a lot into this, and everybody contributed immensely.""If you're not risking it all, you're not gaining anything," Taylor affirms. "There's a whole musical realm I haven't even tackled yet. I've never been into writing the same shit over and over again. The minute I get bored is the minute I bail. It was exciting to be neck-deep in the creation of House of Gold & Bones, knowing we were pushing the boundaries of what we'd done before."
Presented by MX2 Media & Roadrunner Records, "Stone Sour: Enter the House of Gold & Bones Part 1" features Corey Taylor & Josh Rand in a conversation with Andy Hall of hometown radio station Lazer103.3 Des Moines, and highlights 6 new songs from House of Gold & Bones Part 1.