Amanda Ferrante Batista of The Aquarian Weekly recently conducted an interview with STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor. An excerpt from the chat follows below.
The Aquarian Weekly: [STONE SOUR‘s] latest release, “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 1”, has received stellar reviews. What can fans expect from the second installment of the record?
Corey: The great thing about part two is that it really ties it all together. We just listened to the master mixes, and oh my God! It’s darker. It’s heavier. It’s much more in tune with the narrative. It’s much more complex. It’s just a kick-ass album that people won’t even know to expect. The difference between the two is that part one just feels like a great album, whereas part two, honestly, feels like a great movie soundtrack. It moves the story more than part one does. But when you put one and two together and listen to it top to bottom, it’s fantastic. It really all comes together, and we’re excited about it.
The Aquarian Weekly: What inspired you to do a comic book?
Corey: A comic book wasn’t even on the table, to be honest. I was still kind of fleshing out the short story while we were in the studio, but I always had this idea that the overall story would be very grandiose and visual. So when I was writing the story, I looked back and thought it would be a great comic. I was filling out blanks and adding things that weren’t in the story. I get to show people even more where my head is going. As a comic book fan, I thought there was no way I would ever write a comic book. Luckily, this whole project has allowed me to do it. And I picked a great company to do it with.
The Aquarian Weekly: Can you share your creative process and inspirations for writing all 23 tracks as a storyline to the comic book?
Corey: The lyrics basically ghost in and out of the narrative for the short story that I wrote that’s included in each disc. Part one has the first half and part two has the second half. So the comic books are actually an adaptation of that short story, and it’s a visual representation. It’s a great piece to the puzzle. Whereas the album is the literary aspect, the comics will provide the visual. Between those three pieces, I’ll be able to develop what I’m looking at as the ultimate goal, which is to make two movies. Once that comes together, I’ll be able develop the scripts and bring everything together.
Read the entire interview from The Aquarian Weekly.