Stone Sour filmed footage for the upcoming video for "Get Inside" at a special show on Wednesday at the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA. Playing one of their first shows outside of Iowa, Slipknot members Corey Taylor (vocals) and Jim Root (guitar) left their masks behind to rejoin their old band that includes Josh Rand (guitar), Shawn Economaki (bass) and Joel Ekman (drums).
Described best during the set by Corey Taylor as "old fashioned heavy rock", Stone Sour showcased their timeless brand of melodic hard rock. On the thunderous and enthralling opener "Get Inside", Taylor proved he is just as enigmatic and commanding without the mask, thrashing around and leading his followers with the chant "Get Inside, Get Inside Motherfucker".
Although a heavy and daunting outfit that disappointed few Slipknot fans in attendance, the bulk of Stone Sour’s material is a lot more stripped down and revealing, taking a step back to early 90s rock. With songs like "Take A Number", "Inside The Cynic" and "Monolith", Taylor opens up his vast vocal range and the band ran the gamut from heavily bluesy riffs reminiscent of early Metallica to seedy Seattle grunge that you would expect to find on an Alice In Chains record.
For the introspective ballad "Bother", Taylor’s band mates left the stage and Corey picked up a guitar for the first time during the set. In only his second ever live performance of the song, Taylor looked nervous and naked on stage, but played the ballad beautifully in front of fans who were supportive, though obviously a bit perplexed at what to think about the song. Though not a great guitarist by any means, and interrupted a few times by overzealous mallcore Slipknot fans, Taylor bared all with a very moving version of the song.
Other songs in the set included "Cold Reader", "Blotter", "Idle Hands", "Blue Study" and "Tumult". The debut album from Stone Sour is due out on September 17th through Roadrunner / Island Def Jam.
Nothingface Prep "Here Come The Butchers"
Nothingface is hard at work writing their next effort for TVT Records, tentatively titled "Here Come The Butchers". The band will begin tracking "Here Come The Butchers" in September, possibly in Vancouver, Canada, with a 2003 release expected. The working title of the album takes it's name from one of the more brutal tracks on the record which is sure to clean the jaded ears of listeners old and new. Other songs are tentatively titled "Incarnadine" and "The Principles of Gangsterism" and if what we've heard so far is any indication of the final product, fans can be assured of a solid follow-up to "Violence".
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