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Moonspell have never made a bad album. Stay jealous about it.

December’s Underground pulse beats strong as the blood flows towards year’s end and we have a few more cool news items to discuss with you here at Metal Riot. Today we discuss a much needed re-issue of Moonspell’s most divisive record, a young hard rock band Through Fire’s cover of a Roxette classic and some Stone Sour news!

Moonspell are one of my ALL TIME favorite bands, respected but deserving of so much more love and awe. The band has never been one-dimensional and remain one of the true touchstones of gothic infused, dark metal with a black poetic soul. Released originally by the band in 1998, Sin/Pecado (which gets a gorgeous re-issue treatment this month via Napalm) became the great divider of the Moonspell wolfpack. Produced by their long time companion (Waldemar Sorychta – Wolfheart, Irreligious), the songs of this “accursed” album were signs of a rebellion of the band against the sound that made them famous in the scene.

Moonspell’s biggest flaw or quality, judge for yourself, is never to be satisfied with anything,” Frontman Ribeiro says. “There was true creative anguish burning inside us in 1997, after we were done with the endless Irreligious’ tours, that created the perfect (shit)storm that would be Sin. It was a strange year for us, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, were letting loose and seemed to be also under the same mood as we did, or vice-versa. It doesn’t matter. Metal was turning its wheel and we’re all on the falling side. We took the fall and enjoyed doing it anyway. It wasn’t Moses dividing the waters, but it did hurt sometimes to feel alone. Curiosly a lot of other people entered Sin’s mood a couple of years later and now they beg of us to play those songs live. If you’re reading this and need another taste at sin, let’s indulge each other and pick up that second skin from the late-nineties deep closet.”

I don’t understand how a true fan wouldn’t like this album. It is of course not black metal but certainly vibes with some of the darkly romantic decadence they displayed on Irreligious. “Magdalene” in particular is one of their best songs, stunning performances in particular on that song from Pedro and Ricardo in particular which would add even more dynamics to the band’s legendary live shows. I hope more fans discover this release. Happy for the band it is getting more respect as an important creative moment. Bands should not be forced to never follow their muse creatively into interesting, nuanced dalliances and diversions.

Omaha upstart’s Through Fire have a new Sumerian backed cover of a Roxette classic “Listen To Your Heart”. I am a big fan of the original and the band were one of the catchiest around in their heyday. I actually shouted them out on a verse of an industrial song on my band Walking Bomb’s most recent album, cuz I listen to them in the kitchen with my girlfriend sometimes, haha.

(Update: This was written just a day before I found out the sad news about the passing of Marie Fredrikkson. RIP to an awesome artist). 

Anyway, this new hard rock version aint half bad. While not the style of rock I gravitate to the most, I admire the band bringing back a tune that deserves more love and putting their own spin on it for a new generation!

All Animal, the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album was produced by guitarist/songwriter Justin McCain. The title track single ‘All Animal’ was #1 on SiriusXM Octane Big Uns’ Countdown for 2 consecutive weeks and spent 18 weeks on the Billboard rock radio charts.
The band is currently on their ‘Holiday Havoc’ Tour with Brkn Love, Saul and Dead Posey. Tickets are available from

Stone Sour are here to inspect your naughty to nice stocking ratio

Speaking of hard rock, current genre leaders Stone Sour have a new live video for the song “Whiplash Pants”. I loved seeing Corey’s t-shirt of The Specials! Right on!

Speaking on the band’s first official live release, guitarist Josh Rand says,

“This is the Reno show in its entirety, just how it went down on October 5th, 2018. We’re extremely proud of the fact that it’s 100% live with absolutely no overdubs! It’s not perfect but neither are we. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did playing it.”

Anyway, this is a high energy clip showing the bond between band and fans in a great way, more evidence of why they remain at the top of the pack in the hearts of many. The close camera guitar leads section is pretty fucking sick indeed as well. The clip is taken from the upcoming live album, Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno which will be released on December 13th via Cooking Vinyl. Find the new track on your streaming platform of choice and watch the video below.

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Stone Sour release “Hydrograd”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:30 PM (PST)

Arguably the biggest rock record of the Summer has arrived! Pick up Stone Sour‘s new Hydrograd HERE today. It has been a lot of fun to see this band grow as a more and more unique entity of their own over the years, creating compelling songs with huge hooks that truly show a belief in hard rock, balladry or whatever the heck they do. Cheers. That cover art REALLY reminds me of Boysetsfire’s great Tomorrow Come Today record, but the bands are of course very different.

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Stone Sour announces release date for House of Gold and Bones part 2

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 10:10 AM (PST)

Stone_Sour_RockfestAlternative metal band Stone Sour have announced the release date for the second part of their two part concept album, House of Gold and Bones. The album is currently set for release on April 9th via Roadrunner Records. This will be a follow up to House of Gold and Bones – Part 1 which was released on October 22 of 2012.

The concepts in the albums will be expanded on with a four-issue limited series comic book set to be released on April 17th via Darkhorse Comics. The covers art for the series will be handled by comic artist Jason Shawn Alexander.

Both Part 1 and Part 2 were recorded at Sound Farm Studios outside Des Moines, Iowa and were produced by David Bottrill.

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Music: Stone Sour – “RU486”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM (PST)

Iowa metal band Stone Sour are streaming the song “RU486” off of their upcoming album House of Gold & Bones – Part 1. The album will be the bands fourth studio album and is set for release on October 23rd via Roadrunner Records.

You can listen to the song here.

Frontman Corey Taylor has stated that the album will be a concept album in two parts, about a young man with the choice to stay young or become an adult. This will be Stone Sour’s first album without bassist Shawn Economaki after his 2012 departure.

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Stone Sour enter the studio

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM (PST)

Iowa alternative metal act, Stone Sour, have announced they have entered Sound Farm Studios just outside of Des Moines, Iowa to record their fourth album and it will be produced by David Bottrill. Guitarist Josh Rand has stated:

This album will be another progression for the band,musically, we have always challenged one another to push things to our limits, and this record is no exception.Lyrically, the album follows one character to that complex moment in his life, when he finally has to decide which path to take. It’s a spiritual and moral power play for control of what this man will be for the rest of his life. Each song will tell the story from different sides of the character’s personality, with the listener ultimately deciding how the story ends.

The new album is expected to be released in Fall of 2012 through Roadrunner Records.

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Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour interviewed on Vampire Freaks

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM (PST)

Corey Taylor, singer for the Iowa heavy metal act, Slipknot, and alternative metal act, Stone Sour, was interviewed recently by In the interview he discusses the future of both his bands, how he wants to work in movies, the difficulty of a music career, and more.

To see the interview click here.

The tenth anniversary edition CD/DVD of Slipknot’s second record,“Iowa,” was released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.

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Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour interviewed by The Gauntlet

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 4:27 PM (PST)

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by the The Gauntlet. He discussed the future of Slipknot, his recent lecture at Oxford University, and his upcoming solo tour.

On the topic of Slipknot’s 2001 album “Iowa,” Taylor describes it as “a natural evolution beyond what the self-titled album was. It was a lot darker. I don’t want to say more evil but it was more visceral. We definitely let a lot of demons out. At the same time we had to make that album. For me it was more of a natural step than a quintessential album. I will say there are quintessential Slipknot songs on that album. “Disasterpiece” is the closest thing to a perfect Slipknot song than anything. It is so frenetic and so over-the-top. It is such a punch in the face. It just does it all. I think because of that, it represents everything that Slipknot is about.”

When asked about his solo tour, he says, “The first half of this tour will be me reading from the book or talking smack. I will probably get into what has been bothering me that day and do a little Q&A. The last half will be me doing an acoustic set. It is very much like if Henry Rollins and Johnny Cash were the same person.”

Check out the full interview here.

The tenth anniversary edition CD/DVD of Slipknot’s second record,“Iowa,” was released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.

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Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour interviewed

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 5:10 PM (PST)

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by the UK site He discussed Slipknot’s fans, his thoughts toward the music business, and more.

Taylor states that Slipknot fans are “Probably kids who were like me growing up. Not a lot of money but a dedication to music. When you grow up poor, you look for your outlet. You either set fire to portable toilets—which I’ve done; it’s fascinating to watch a Portaloo melt into plastic and form a big puddle, like a huge toadstool—or you find an escape. Slipknot fans have that escape in our music, which is why I take it so seriously. Growing up in chaos is never easy but if you feel you have no voice, it’s even worse. We’re an outlet for that, which is why I put so much thought into my lyrics. I want people to take something away from that. We get new fans every day and our fans are the ones who are desperately trying to find something to do. And if they can’t find something to do, it’s usually at the taxpayers’ expense.”

When asked about the music business, Taylor says, “that’s another book called How Not To Commit Murder In The Music Industry. It’s taught me patience and not to trust quickly. Just because someone’s supposed to be on your side, doesn’t mean they’re looking out for your best interests. I’m thankful we learned those lessons early. We worked with people who nearly drove us into the ground. Those early mistakes taught me a lot. Every day brings a new lesson.”

Read the whole interview here.

The tenth anniversary edition CD/DVD of Slipknot’s second record,“Iowa,” was released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.

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Mike Portnoy To Drum For Stone Sour In Rio

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5:24 PM (PST)

Iowa alternative metal band Stone Sour have announced that former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy will be joining them behind the kit, subbing in for the group’s regular drummer Roy Mayorga, for a one-off upcoming show at the world-renowned Rock In Rio Festival on September 24th.

Said Portnoy: “It’s my honor and pleasure to be able to help out my good friends in Stone Sour and my brother Roy in their time of need. It’s also an unexpected treat for me to get another visit with some of the greatest fans in the world down in Brazil.”

Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said, “We’ve been waiting a long time for the opportunity to come to South America. This year’s Rock in Rio should be fantastic. With Roy expecting his first child, we’ll charge on without him, but having Mike fill in for this one show will be great. We can’t wait to take the stage and lay it down the only way Stone Sour knows how: full on and in your face!”

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Two new dates added to Rockstar Uproar Festival

Posted by katstat on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 12:53 PM (PST)

Rockstar’s 2011 Uproar Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour and more has announced two more dates in the following cities:

9/28 Calgary, AB @ the Saddledome

9/29 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place

The festival kicks off late August so you still have some time to grab tickets. To check out a full listing of the dates click here. The festival still has a few more TBA dates so keep your eyes peeled if you’re waiting for your city to be added!

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Orange County rockers Avenged Sevenfold, alongside other acts including Disturbed and Stone Sour, have been slated for Rockstar’s upcoming annual hard rock and heavy metal Uproar Festival. The first of the tour dates have gone up today, which you can check out here. In its entirety, the festival will run from August 26th to October 15th, 2011 spanning the US.

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Stone Sour Nominated for 3 2011 Revolver ‘Golden Gods’ Awards

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2:26 PM (PST)

Alt-metalers, Stone Sour, have been nominated for three 2011 Revolver Golden Gods awards including Affliction’s Album of The Year Award for “Audio Secrecy.” In addition to the Album Of The Year award, Roy Mayorga is nominated for the Drum Workshop Best Drummer Award and frontman Corey Taylor is nominated for the Rockstar Energy Best Vocalist Award.

The Revolver Golden Gods award winners are picked exclusively by the fans, so swing over to the Golden Gods Web site to submit your vote for Stone Sour.

Catch Stone Sour along with Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, and The Art of Dying on this spring’s Avalanche Tour.

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Stone Sour announces three new US shows

Posted by katstat on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2:19 PM (PST)

Des Moines rockers Stone Sour just added three new dates to their tour schedule for after their headlining Avalanche Tour. The first of the newly confirmed shows is KQRC Rockfest 2011 on May 14th in Kansas City, MO. Also added are two headline shows, the first being May17th at Rushmore Theatre in Rapid City, SD and the other May 18th in Fargo, ND at The Venue.

For a full listing of Stone Sour’s Avalanche Tour dates, click here.

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Stone Sour to Headline Rockfest

Posted by BlairWaterous on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 9:39 AM (PST)

Iowa rockers, Stone Sour, are now confirmed to headline the 2011 Rockfest at Westfair Amphitheater in Council Bluffs, IA on May 13! Also appearing at Rockfest will be Seether, Hollywood Undead, 10 Years, Escape The Fate and My Darkest Days.

For more info, you can head over to

Stone Sour’s last studio album release, “Audio Secrecy” was on Sept. 7, 2010 via Roadrunner Records.

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Acoustic Video: Stone Sour – “Through Glass” and “Hesitate”

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 11:46 AM (PST)

American alternative metal band Stone Sour have posted a couple of videos from a recent radio performance they did. The band performed the songs “Through Glass” and “Hesitate” for Boise, Idaho radio station KQXR 100.3 “The X Rocks.” Click here to watch.

“Hesitate” is the latest single off the band’s new album “Audio Secrecy,” which was released on September 7th through Roadrunner Records.

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