Stone Sour‘s House Of Gold & Bones Part 1 was a fantastic record. If you don’t believe me then you should go and do yourself a favor and read my review, then go watch the videos, because it will prove me right. Their newest album was part 1 of a 2 part concept/double album, similar to the way System Of A Down released Mezmerize and Hypnotize just a few months apart. After the great reception their first record of the series got, many people are stoking hard on their upcoming House Of Gold & Bones, Part 2, which will be released April 16th via Roadrunner Records.
The band have also confirmed that there will be a short comic book series released in conjunction with the album, and that the first single would be called ‘Do Me A Favor’, and the albums closing track will be the title track for both albums, sort of a culmination of the entire story. I gather the comic book is similar to what Coheed and Cambria did recently with their coffee-table book except in a much shorter vein. Hopefully it’s cool, because I’m definitely going to pick it up after Part 2 is released. So be prepared for the second part, and in the mean time, go pick up the first, because it’s seriously a great record.