While Slipknot is still having problems trying to figure out what they're doing for their new record, Corey Taylor and Jim Root's other band, Stone Sour is already working on a new music. According to a tweet from Corey Taylor this past Monday (March 20th), "construction on the new Stone Sour album began yesterday." The band will be recording with producer David Bottrill, who has previously worked with Between The Buried and Me and Tool among many others.
Looks like we could see a new Stone Sour record by the end of the year. And Taylor seemingly has the free time to commit because other than a Summer routing on Mayhem Fest, Slipknot officially have nothing going on at the moment.
Here is how Taylor described this new record in previous interviews:
"I am looking forward to basically becoming a mad scientist in the studio and creating an album that no one wants us to make," Taylor told ARTISTdirect. "I pretty much got permission to do whatever I wanted, which means that I'm essentially going against the grain in an age where people are fucking trying to simply put out singles. We're looking to do a double concept album and really make it destructive."
He added, "Picture [PINK FLOYD's] 'The Wall' meets [ALICE IN CHAINS'] 'Dirt' on steroids, and that will give you a taste of what I'm shooting for right now. The stuff we have right now is nuclear. It's pretty much going to go all the way. It's dark as shit. There's so much balls out rock on it as well as some good headpunchers and some really cool fucking dark pieces. I'm really excited about it."
Taylor said about the storyline for the next STONE SOUR record, "It's basically the story of a man who's trying to figure it out. He can't figure out if he's happier when he's miserable, or if he's miserable about not being happy. It's almost like a mid-life crisis in a way. He's young enough that he knows that there's still a lot of life to live, but he's old enough to realize that he can't be hung up on the romance of teenage depression and youthful aggression."