According to the latest issue (May-June 2012) of “Revolver” magazine, Stone Sour‘s forthcoming new release will be a double album. Frontman Corey Taylor described the effort to the publication, offering:
“Picture [Pink Floyd‘s] The Wall crossed with Alice In Chains‘ Dirt with some good heavy blasts in there. The heaviest song is a total ass-kicker that sounds as if Slayer and Anthrax had a baby. Then, there’s a darker bluesy dirge that has the vibe of Led Zeppelin‘s ‘In My Time Of Dying‘. There’s even a little industrial vibe. It’s definitely going to blow people’s fucking minds.
Taylor further elaborated that the set will adhere to a concept, on which he stated:
“The album is a morality play about a man who’s standing at the crossroads of his life trying to figure out what to do next. He’s going, ‘Do I move foward and evolve? Do I become more responsible or do I run backwards and pilfer the basket of youth?’ Sometimes it’s romantic to live in the mistakes that you made when you were 20, and condemn yourself to perpetual adolescence.”
According to Taylor, it has yet to be decided whether the albums will be released together or individually. As previously reported, the band have been tracking the set at Iowa’s Sound Farm Studio with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse). A tentative October release date is being planned via Roadrunner.