Stone Sour will release the first installment of their double album House of Gold & Bones Part 1 on October 23, 2012, with the second installment to follow in 2013. The album was recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band's native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill - who's worked with bands like Tool, Muse, and Staind - running the board.
Guitarist Josh Rand says, "House of Gold & Bones takes everything that's great about this band and amplifies it. The riffs, the lyrics, the grooves and the songs are like Stone Sour times 10. There's also heavy stuff that's like nothing we've ever done before. It's dark as hell and a complete experience from the first track to the last."
Stone Sour have also confirmed the first leg of a massive global tour push to support House of Gold & Bones, playing shows on five continents, with many more to come. Says frontman Corey Taylor, "It's going to be awesome to bring House of Gold & Bones to the fans live. We're all psyched to come to Japan and South America right away as well; they're some of the best fans in the world! We gave people a taste of Part 1, now we're going to bring them the best Stone Sour show they've ever seen. Get ready: It begins soon…"
The track listing for House of Gold & Bones Part 1 is as follows:
1. Gone Sovereign
2. Absolute Zero
3. A Rumor of Skin
4. The Travelers, Pt. 1
7. My Name is Allen
9. Influence of a Drowsy God
10. The Travelers, Pt. 2
11. Last of the Real