Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has told Billboard.com that Stone Sour has written and demoed 18 songs for its sixth studio album, with the band intending to begin recording in January and release the disc by mid-2017. Taylor said about the new material: [“It is the best stuff that we’ve ever written, and I’m chomping at the bit to record it and get it ready to go. It’s got a lot of different directions, but at its core it’s very hard rock, almost in a modern/classic sense. There are some hints of punk in there. There’s some cool hard rock/heavy metal. There’s just all of these really cool elements that we’ve never maybe allowed ourselves to kind of go to.”] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . .of go to.)

  • The new Stone Sour disc will follow up the band’s last effort, a two-part concept album called House Of Gold And Bones that was released in 2012 and 2013.
  • In the interim, Stone Sour issued two EPs of cover songs called Meanwhile In Burbank. . . and Straight Out Of Burbank, but a third titled No Sleep ‘Till Burbankwas scrapped.
  • Corey Taylor has been on tour with Slipknot since late 2014 in support of its most recent album, .5: The Gray Chapter. The singer has been wearing a neck brace onstage since having emergency spinal surgery last month.

DAILY INQUIRY:

  • Are you ready for a break from Slipknot and new music from Stone Sour?
  • What do you think the band should sound like musically on the new album?
  • Did you like the direction of House Of Gold And Bones? Would you like to hear more of that?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?

Per Jensen wrote: “you can wax this turd as much you want but we know its a stinker. so please keep this turd to yourself corey.”

Patrick Stork wrote: “Super. Can’t wait. This means a supporting tour, going to be so excited to go and see them that I’ll have to text my friends from the front row.”

Panagiotis Papaioannou wrote: “I would be surprised, if he said otherwise. I mean seriously, is there any musician,who says that his/her new album sucks, but you should buy it anyway? That would be refreshing for once.”

Dennis Krohne wrote: “Meh. I rather have a new Knot album!”

Frank DeConnick wrote: “I like both bands, but I tend to prefer Stone Sour.”