Acclaimed rockers Stone Sour have announced details of “Meanwhile In Burbank…” a five song record store day exclusive EP featuring covers of legendary artists including Black Sabbath, Metallica, KISS, Judas Priest and Alice In Chains. Recorded live at Room 237 in Burbank, CA, “Meanwhile In Burbank…” will be available on vinyl exclusively at select record stores on April 18th.
Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand commented on the EP, “Back in February of 2014 while Stone Sour was touring, Corey approached me about Stone Sour doing a cover of the Metal Church song ‘The Dark’ for the movie Fear Clinic. I thought it would be cool not only to record ‘The Dark,’ but the five cover songs that we had played on that tour.” Rand added, “The idea was not to shy away from a song because it was popular or pick a band that most people might not have heard, but to pick ones that truly meant something to one of us at some point in our life.”
Earlier this month Stone Sour released their 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 currently available via iTunes with a companion video piece streaming on Fear Clinic’s official YouTube channel.
Stone Sour – Corey Taylor (Vocals), Josh Rand (Guitar), Roy Mayorga (Drums), Johny Chow (Bass) and Christian Martucci (Guitar) – have been busy working on “Meanwhile In Burbank…” 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 theBillboard 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 .