In 2002, Corey Taylor and Jim Root took a lot of people by surprise by stepping away from the very successful Slipknot long enough to debut the new project Stone Sour. Even more surprising was the nature of the music, serving as a more hard rock record with Taylor's vocals coming through with clarity and showing a range not fully explored prior.
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Rejoice, Stone Sour fans! We've got one hell of an exclusive for you. As you may already know, Stone Sour / Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has written a total of four comic books to accompany the narrative of Stone Sour's two 'House of Gold & Bones' albums. The second issue hits comic book stores May 22, and we've got a whopping six pages from the comic for you right now, along with an variant cover for the fourth and final issue of the series.
After the one-two punch of 'Gone Sovereign' and 'Absolute Zero,' Stone Sour decided to veer into unfamiliar territory. Corey Taylor told the crowd, "I wanna dedicate this song to a band that without this band no one backstage or no one out here would have a career. This is dedicated to the band that started it all -- Black f---ing Sabbath." They invited Slipknot's C
Corey Taylor enjoyed success with his 'Seven Deadly Sins' book in 2012 and somehow amidst all of his Stone Sour and Slipknot's plans, he's managed to write and complete his second book. 'Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)' is on schedule for a July 16 release through Da Cappo Press.
Stone Sour set the bar high with their 'House of Gold & Bones Part 1' disc in 2012, and they don't disappoint with the concept album's conclusion. What listeners get on 'Part 2' is a hard-hitting collection that digs deeper into the storylines that are laid out in the opening disc. And, as Corey Taylor has stated, the second portion plays more like a soundtrack than the first release.