STONE SOUR has set "Hydrograd" as the title of its new album, tentatively due this summer via Roadrunner Records. The disc is being recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California.
During this past weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor told Rock Cellar magazine about the upcoming album (see video below): "We are doing everything old school. We're recording it live and then layering stuff on top of it. We are doing a song a day, and we've already done nine songs; we're about halfway done. And, yeah, it is incredible; it's the best stuff we've ever written."
Taylor recently told Matt Pinfield about the musical direction of the new STONE SOUR material: "It is such a great amalgam of all of these different styles that we just absolutely love. It's got a little bit of the heavy, like we like to do, but it's also way more hard rock — way more rock 'n' roll and hard rock than heavy. I mean, there's even a little bit of punk in there. And there's an energy there that is gonna decimate and blow away a lot of stuff that comes out [this] year. That's how excited I am."
Regarding the recording sessions for the next STONE SOUR album, Corey said: "We're [co-producing] ourselves with a good friends of ours named Jay Ruston, who has done a lot of work with a lot of different people. He has produced and mixed STEEL PANTHER, ANTHRAX [and] a bunch of different other people. He also mixed the two 'House Of Gold And Bones' albums that we put out, and he mixed the two covers EPs that STONE SOUR put out as well. So we have a great relationship with him, and he's somebody we really trust and we absolutely love to work with."