Origin: Des Moines, Iowa, USA  
Genres: Alternative Metal
Page online: August 1, 2003
Last update/review: June 30, 2017

Stone Sour

Once known primarily as a Slipknot side project (technically inaccurate, as this band's history predates Slipknot's by several years), Stone Sour has forged its own identity as a standout alternative metal band. Their history dates back to 1992, founded by Corey Taylor and Joel Ekman. After several years of building up a local following in the Midwest, they essentially broke up in 1997, with the trio of Taylor, James Root, and Shawn Economaki joining Slipknot (the latter as a manager), It wasn't until 2000 that guitarist Josh Rand approached the others and they formally reunited, releasing their debut in 2002. Bolstered by the Spider-Man soundtrack hit "Bother", the album placed the band squarely on the alt metal map, though without question the Slipknot connection aided them exposure-wise. Only Taylor and Rand remain from the early days, with Taylor doing double duty here and with the 'Knot.

Current Members

Corey Taylor

vocals (Slipknot)

Christian Martucci

guitars (Black Star Riders)

Josh Rand

guitars

Johny Chow

bass

Roy Mayorga

drums (Amebix, guest for Channel Zero, Hellyeah, ex-Medication, ex-Soulfly, ex-Thorn)

Former Members/Guests

James Root

guitars (Slipknot)

Shawn Economaki

bass

Rachel Bolan (guest)

bass (Skid Row)

Joel Ekman

drums



Discography


Stone Sour  
2002 Roadrunner
  1. Get Inside
  2. Orchids
  3. Cold Reader
  4. Blotter
  5. Choose
  6. Monolith
  7. Inhale
  8. Bother
  9. Blue Study
  10. Take A Number
  11. Idle Hands
  12. Tumult
  13. Omega
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Josh Rand
  • Shawn Economaki
  • Joel Ekman
2002 Readers' Album #81




Come What(ever) May  
2006 Roadrunner
  1. 30/30-150
  2. Come What(ever) May
  3. Hell & Consequences
  4. sillyworld
  5. Made Of Scars
  6. Reborn
  7. Your God
  8. Through Glass
  9. Socio
  10. 1st Person
  11. Cardiff
  12. Zzyzx Rd
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Josh Rand
  • Shawn Economaki
  • Roy Mayorga
2006 Readers' Album #64




Audio Secrecy  
2010 Roadrunner
  1. Audio Secrecy (Instrumental)
  2. Mission Statement
  3. Digital (Did You Tell)
  4. Say You'll Haunt Me
  5. Dying
  6. Let's Be Honest
  7. Unfinished
  8. Hesitate
  9. Nylon 6/6
  10. Miracles
  11. Pieces
  12. The Bitter End
  13. Imperfect
  14. Threadbare
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Josh Rand
  • Shawn Economaki
  • Roy Mayorga
2010 Readers' Album #89




House Of Gold & Bones Part 1  
2012 Roadrunner
  1. Gone Sovereign
  2. Absolute Zero
  3. A Rumor of Skin
  4. The Travelers, Pt. 1
  5. Tired
  6. RU486
  7. My Name Is Allen
  8. Taciturn
  9. Influence of a Drowsy God
  10. The Travelers, Pt. 2
  11. Last of the Real
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Josh Rand
  • Rachel Bolan
  • Roy Mayorga
2012 Readers' Album #63




House Of Gold & Bones Part 2  
2013 Roadrunner
  1. Red City
  2. Black John
  3. Sadist
  4. Peckinpah
  5. Stalemate
  6. Gravesend
  7. '82
  8. The Uncanny Valley
  9. Blue Smoke
  10. Do Me A Favor
  11. The Conflagration
  12. The House Of Gold & Bones
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Josh Rand
  • Rachel Bolan
  • Roy Mayorga
2013 Readers' Album #83




Hydrograd  
2017 Roadrunner
  1. YSIF
  2. Taipei Person / Allah Tea
  3. Knievel Has Landed
  4. Hydrograd
  5. Song #3
  6. Fabuless
  7. The Witness Trees
  8. Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)
  9. Thank God It's Over
  10. St. Marie
  11. Mercy
  12. Whiplash Pants
  13. Friday Knights
  14. Somebody Stole My Eyes
  15. When the Fever Broke
  • Corey Taylor
  • Christian Martucci
  • Josh Rand
  • Johny Chow
  • Roy Mayorga




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