STONE SOUR is giving members of its fan club, the Dead Generation, an exclusive glimpse into the evolution of the band's latest album, "Audio Secrecy".
STONE SOUR has posted the first of several early demo recordings of the songs that would go on to become "Audio Secrecy" inside the members-only Dead Generation section of StoneSour.com. Available nowhere else, these pre-production recordings show how the songs grew from their original conception to their fully realized album form. A new demo will be posted each month, beginning with "Say You'll Haunt Me" on Friday, December 3.
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STONE SOUR's third album, "Audio Secrecy", was released on September 7 and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard album chart, selling 46,000 copies in its first week of release.
The band's sophomore effort, "Come What(ever) May" (2006), moved 81,000 units its first week out — triple what STONE SOUR's gold-selling debut album (2002) shifted its first week.
The "Say You'll Haunt Me" video can be viewed below. The clip was helmed by director Paul R. Brown, who has previously worked with SLIPKNOT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, KORN, GODSMACK and AVENGED SEVENFOLD, among others.
STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor told The Pulse of Radio that it took him a while to warm up to "Say You'll Haunt Me" during the making of the record. "It was one of those songs that I didn't really feel until it was finished," he said. "I enjoyed the lyrics but I wasn't sure about the music. I'd come in and I'd sang it, and I put my heart into it because the lyrics are about my wife and how I feel about my wife, and then I left. And I came back and they (the band) had just made it incredible. Now I can't get it out of my head."
STONE SOUR, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD will join forces for "The Nightmare After Christmas" tour in January/February.
STONE SOUR (singer Corey Taylor, guitarists James Root and Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Roy Mayorga) and producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES) recorded "Audio Secrecy" at Blackbird Studios in Nashville during the destructive storms and devastating floods that hit the historic heart of Music City.
"Audio Secrecy" has sold 108,000 copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.