STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has confirmed the band’s collaboration with Dark Horse — the third-largest comics publisher in the U.S. — on a series of comic books that will be issued in conjunction with “House Of Gold And Bones”, STONE SOUR‘s upcoming two-disc concept album. The first CD arrives on October 23, while the second half will come out next year, probably in May.
According to USA Today, Taylor‘s four-issue Dark Horse comics miniseries will debut on April 17, 2013 and will give visual representation to the short story told in the “House Of Gold And Bones” albums.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Taylor said. “I’ve always been very critical of when comics go south and basically pull the fan out of what the potential is.
“It’s me pretty much putting my money where my mouth is.”
“House Of Gold And Bones” is “a morality play about a man who’s standing at the crossroads of his life trying to figure out what to do next,” Taylor said. “He’s going, ‘Do I move foward and evolve? Do I become more responsible or do I run backwards and pilfer the basket of youth?’ Sometimes it’s romantic to live in the mistakes that you made when you were 20, and condemn yourself to perpetual adolescence.”
“I wanted people to be able to put themselves in his shoes and be able to relate to it right away. And I don’t mean just Shoe Hero shoes,” Taylor told USA Today. “The Human basically spends most of his time confused or scared or lashing out in a lot of ways.”
The singer admitted that the vast majority of the central story is autobiographical and about aspects of his own life he’s tried to figure out over the past seven years.
“Especially in [the music] industry, you’re encouraged to not only appear to be as youthful and arrogant as possible, but you’re encouraged to make your own terrible decisions and have this kind of abhorrent behavior. People think that it sells,” Taylor explained.
“I figured out a long time ago that that’s so boring and so clichéd. To me, it was about shuffling that off and figuring out who do I want to be? Who do I want to try to be? Who do I want to aspire to be?”
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