Stone Sour are proud to announce that they have begun recording their fourth album for Roadrunner Records. With most of the new album already written, the band has headed into Sound Farm Studios just outside of their native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill, who's previously worked with Tool, Muse, and Staind, among others. The album is expected in the fall, two years after the band's most recent disc, Audio Secrecy, which debuted at position No. 6 on the Billboard chart, No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Rock Album chart, and scored the highest international debuts of the band’s career, including Top 5 charts in Germany, Japan and Austria, and Top 10 in the U.K. and Australia.


"This album will be another progression for the band," stated guitarist Josh Rand. "Musically, we have always challenged one another to push things to our limits, and this record is no exception." Rand also shared some details about the album's lyrical and storytelling narrative, saying, "Lyrically, the album follows one character to that complex moment in his life, when he finally has to decide which path to take. It's a spiritual and moral power play for control of what this man will be for the rest of his life. Each song will tell the story from different sides of the character's personality, with the listener ultimately deciding how the story ends."


To get fans excited for the next chapter of Stone Sour, Roadrunner is giving away a digital copy of "The Pessimist," which appeared on the Transformers 3 soundtrack via iTunes. You can go here to grab the song.