Acclaimed rockers Stone Sour have released a new digital single, "The Dark," which was recorded for the film Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror by Anchor Bay Entertainment starring horror icon Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund alongside Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor in his acting debut. Originally performed by Metal Church, "The Dark" is now available via iTunes.
Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand commented on the new single, "The song originally appeared on Metal Church’s 2nd album as the title track released in 1986. It was chosen for the movie Fear Clinic by Director Rob Hall & Corey as they felt that the lyrics fit well with the story. The song was recorded live in about a half day at Room 237 in Burbank, CA in March 2014."
Stone Sour – Corey Taylor (Vocals), Josh Rand (Guitar), Roy Mayorga (Drums), Johny Chow (Bass) and Christian Martucci (Guitar) – have been busy working on an album of cover songs since releasing their monumental two part album, House of Gold & Bones, which produced three Top 5 singles on the BDS Rock Chart ("Tired," "Absolute Zero," and "Do Me a Favor"). Both Part 1 and Part 2 of the two-part concept album – following a linear storyline written by singer Corey Taylor – debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 marking four consecutive Top 10 album debuts for Stone Sour. Furthermore, House of Gold & Bones Part 2 staked its claim amongst the best rock albums of 2013, earning high honors in Revolver’s "Top 20 Albums of 2013" with critic Richard Bienstock exclaiming, "the record grabs hold of listeners’ attention and imagination and refuses to let go." In addition, Noisecreep selected House of Gold & Bones Part 2 as one of their "Top 10 Rock + Metal Albums of 2013" and chose the video for the album’s lead single, "Do Me a Favor" as the #1 "Music Video of 2013" while Loudwire picked "Do Me a Favor" as their #1 "Rock Song of 2013."
Over the course of the past decade, Stone Sour has sold over four million albums worldwide and garnered three Grammy Award nominations. Their self-titled debut and sophomore effort Come What(ever) May both exceeded Gold status, while the group has built an international army of fans thanks in part to their relentless touring and incendiary live performances .