Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Radio Metal, and talked about the themes present on the band's upcoming album, House of Gold & Bones Part 1. He also discussed how he has personally matured over the years, what's going on with Slipknot, and much more.

Says Taylor, "I really think that I hit my stride as an adult when I stopped thinking about myself first and started thinking more about the people whom I cared about...I don’t mean to put yourself last, but to put more emphasis and more action on taking charge and helping the ones you love before you worry about yourself. There’s a selflessness that comes when becoming an adult, whereas when you’re younger, you’re expected to be selfish and to make stupid mistakes. Once you get older, there comes a point where you say: 'All right, I’ve got all that shit out of my system, I have to start doing the right things now.'"

This ties into the album's lyrical themes, he explains: "You know, there’s a lot of adults these days who refuse to grow up and they make the same mistakes that they did when they were younger although they’ve come to a point in their lives where they should have things figured out. For me, this concept was a way to tell the story of a man, probably in his late twenties or early thirties, looking at the rest of his life and trying to figure out who he was going to be: was he going to be a better man or was he going to stagnate emotionally?"

This is a fascinating, wide-ranging interview; read the whole thing!

House of Gold & Bones Part 1
 will be available everywhere October 22, but it's available for pre-order now! If you head over to the Roadrunner webstore, you can get the CD/2LP bundle, which includes the record on CD and a double vinyl picture disc (click below to see what it looks like), as well as an instant free download of the first two songs, "Gone Sovereign" and "Absolute Zero."

The Stone Sour webstore has multiple other deluxe options, including packages that offer T-shirts, fan club memberships, and a set of three 8 1/2 x 11" lithographs, one of which is signed by the band!