A trailer for “Do Me A Favor”, the new video from STONE SOUR, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE‘s “Fertile Green” was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. The song is the first single from “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2″, the second part of the band’s two-album series, “House of Gold & Bones”, which will be released on April 9 via Roadrunner Records. The albums were recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band’s native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (TOOL, MUSE) at the helm.
“Do Me A Favor”, was made available digitally on February 12. Singer Corey Taylor gave The Pulse Of Radio a preview of what to expect from the song. “It’s quite aggressive, and actually the label asked me if I would go in and tame stuff down and I was like, ‘No.’ I’m not doing that,” he said. “This is going out the way it is and I’m not gonna touch it up. I’m not gonna have people looking for a song that doesn’t exist. This is the way it is on the album, that’s the way it’s going to be when we put it out to radio.”
“House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2″ track listing:
01. Red City
02. Black John
08. The Uncanny Valley
09. Blue Smoke
10. Do Me A Favor
11. The Conflagration
12. The House Of Gold & Bones
When asked by ThisIsNotAScene what fans can expect from the second part of “House Of Gold & Bones”, Taylor said: “Part 2 is much darker [than the first part], if I’m honest. Aside from it being a completely different album, it feels more like a soundtrack to a movie in a lot of ways, man. It’s really thematic. There are themes from part 1 that reveal themselves and that come again, musically. There’s actually stuff from part 2 that you’ll hear that’s on part 1 and you’ll be like, ‘Fucking hell!'”
He continued: “We essentially recorded these, and this is where technology is now, so you could have these in a playlist on your iTunes and play them top to fucking bottom and really get that experience while you read both parts. So it’s some of our darkest music, our most intricate and complex music, some of the best fucking lyrics I’ve ever written, to be honest. Even writing from a narrative like that, it was so challenging. Plus, it’s got some of our best songs on it.
“You guys think part one’s good? Fuck off. ‘Do Me A Favor’ alone is going to kick the shit out of people and that’s going to be the first single, which comes out in January, that’s going to be the first taste that people get of part 2, and people aren’t going to know what to do.”
“House Of Gold & Bones – Part 1″ came out last fall.
Music is just one of the mediums used to tell the “House of Gold & Bones” story, and Taylor recently revealed details of the new project with Dark Horse Comics of the same name, which follows, and expands on, the story contained within the albums. With stunning covers from Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone, Batman, Abe Sapien), this four-issue limited series marks Taylor‘s debut in the comics genre. The first issue of the series will be out on April 17.
Taylor recently told Billboard.com recently that the group is planning a world tour in 2014 during which they will spend two nights in each city and perform both halves of its “House Of Gold & Bones” double album in their entirety.
Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band’s new album has already been recorded and in the process of being mixed and mastered. The CD was tracked at Medley Studios in Copenhagen with producer Søren Andersen and will include such songs as “Anno Requirem”, “Dies Irae”, “Define Your Sins” and”Wardrum Heartbeat”. A late 2013 release is expected.
Comments ARTILLERY on the signing: “ARTILLERY is very proud to have signed with legendary Metal Blade Records!
“Metal Blade is the company who released METALLICA’s first song,SLAYER’s and TROUBLE’s debut records and who in their lineup have our fellow Danes MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND signed. With their over 30 years of experience in the business, this is a big step forward forARTILLERY.
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee tweeted the following last night:
“Hey @BLABBERMOUTHNET Whats if feel like to be the worst site ever? Yeah its me again and ya’ll still suck ass!!” He added: “Oh yeah and bring on the haters….i mean admirers!!!”
Back in February 2012, Lee was similarly enthused about BLABBERMOUTH.NET, writing on his Twitter account: “@BLABBERMOUTHNET has got to be THE WORST music site ever! maybe its not the site but the assholes that post there!”
In January 2011, Lee posted a message on Twitter congratulating BLINK-182 drummer and hip-hop producer Travis Barker on the release of his album, “Give The Drummer Some”, and slamming BLABBERMOUTH.NET “haters” who made comments that were critical of the CD’s musical content and cover artwork. Lee wrote, “Travis! Congrats on the new CD and [by the way]… FUCK all the haters at Blabbermouth.com [sic]. They can suck it! They did the same shit to me!”
MÖTLEY CRÜE kicked off its second residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on September 18. The fall shows, dubbed “Evening In Hell”, are an all-new production designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live.
“A Public Disservice Announcement”, the latest album from Lee’s METHODS OF MAYHEMproject, sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 153 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in September 2010 via Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists.