“It’s probably the coolest album I’ve made since the first Slipknot alum.”
That’s what Stone Sour Lead Singer Corey Taylor told “Rock Show” on BBC Radio 1 about the band’s latest album, “Hydrograd”.
“We hit the ground and just started basically finishing a song a day – like, 97% done every day,” Taylor added. “We started in the studio January 7th, and we have sixteen songs done already. We only have three left. It’s unbelievable. We’ve only really taken time off because we needed to. It was bizarre, dude. We just destroyed it. And it sounds incredible.”
The sound of this album will be a change in musical direction. Taylor says, “This album is great because it’s got elements of everything. It’s got the heavy energy of the ‘80’s, there’s punk moments, there’s hard rock moments, all the great amalgam of music.”
“Hydrograd” is the follow-up album to the double album “House of Gold & Bones” which was released in 2012 and 2013. The band also released two Eps of cover songs in the last couple years, “Meanwhile in Burbank…” and “Straight out of Burbank”.
The new album is tentatively due out this summer. Stone Sour is also set to hit the road this summer as they stop in Cadott, WI to play Rock Fest. They last played the festival in 2014. This year, they’ll join headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, and Slayer.
Tickets for Rock Fest are on sale now at www.rock-fest.com/tickets.