17 August, 2013

Stone Sour: Tired – new video & House Of Gold & Bones Part 2 – full album stream

‘Tired’ comes off STONE SOUR's April 2013-released album ‘House Of Gold & Bones Part 2’, still available in its enjoyable entirety at the band's site here. The second part of STONE SOUR's double concept album ‘House Of Gold And Bones’, issued through Roadrunner Records, sold 31,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release and has landed at position number 7 on The Billboard Top 200 chart. ‘House Of Gold And Bones Part 2’ was recorded simultaneously with its sister record ‘House Of Gold And Bones Part 1’, issued in October 2012, with producer David Botrill at Sound Farm Studios in Iowa. The album's artwork, based upon 28-page short story written by vocalist Corey Taylor, was created by Sean Mosher-Smith, while the first video filmed in album's promotion, ‘Do Me A Favor’, was directed by Phil Mucci. ‘House Of Gold And Bones Part 2’ awaits you here (STONE SOUR's official store) and here (Roadrunner Records) and at Amazon's and on iTunes. Furthermore, check your local comic book store for the “House Of Gold And Bones” comic series, published by Dark Horse Comics:

Formed in 1992 in Iowa, USA by SLIPKNOT's James Root and Corey Taylor as an introspective and melodic outlet for them, STONE SOUR's self-titled debut album, issued in 2002, reached position number 46 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart and went on to receive RIAA Gold certification (for over 500,000 units sold) and two Grammy Award nominations in 2003 and 2004. The group's second release came in 2006; ‘Come What(ever) May’ debuted at number 4 on Billboard Top 200, was certified Gold in USA and Canada, and was nominated for Grammy Award in the “Best Metal Performance” category. STONE SOUR's third album, 2010's ‘Audio Secrecy’, debuted at number 1 on the UK Rock Chart and made it to number 6 on the Billboard Top 200, and has sold 46,000 copies during first week of U.S. sales. 2012's ‘House Of Gold And Bones Part 1’ had conquered Billboard Hard Rock chart, UK Rock Chart and climbed to position number 7 on the Billboard Top 200:
“Following the story of a man who finds himself at a mystical crossroads in his life while on a journey through a kind of self-made perdition, the album follows an arc both thematically and sonically, with the intensity of the songs rising and falling in a way that feels more like a musical than an album of chest-thumping hard rock. … A concept album is always a risky proposition, especially in the world of post-grunge, but it feels as if STONE SOUR have been invigorated by the possibilities open to them after expanding their sound so much on their previous effort, giving them the confidence to make what is easily their most ambitious record to date. That said, this is an album that can easily be enjoyed for the songs alone,” [commented Gregory Heaney, AllMusic – more here:]

STONE SOUR features: Corey Taylor – vocals, James Root – guitar, Josh Rand – guitar, Roy Mayorga – drums and Rachel Bolan – bass 


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