Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor revealed in a new interview with Australian magazine Heavy that the band is already working on material for its seventh studio album.
Taylor explained “We just can’t be stopped; we’re just gluttons for punishment at this point. But the cool thing is that knowing that we’ve got all this great material, we can kind of enjoy the rest as much as we can because we know that when it’s time to really start kind of ramping up the demo machine, we’re gonna have all this cool stuff to listen to.”
The next Stone Sour LP will follow up 2017’s Hydrograd, which was reissued last month in a deluxe expanded edition and contains the chart-topping single “Song #3.” Taylor said about the follow-up, “We’re definitely looking forward to trying to see if we can top Hydrograd.”
Taylor did confirm, however, that he will step away from Stone Sour in 2019 to focus on the next album from his other band, Slipknot. He remarked that the enforced break for Stone Sour will “allow the audience to miss (Stone Sour), which is the best thing in the world you can have — that built-in need for a band to come back.”
Stone Sour is supporting Ozzy Osbourne on the initial North American leg of the legendary vocalist’s “No More Tours 2” tour, which kicked off at the end of August and next stops in Camden, New Jersey on Wednesday (September 12th).