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Stone Sour‘s House of Gold & Bones Part 2 is the second installment of the House of Gold & Bones two part concept album following the story written by singer Corey Taylor. House of Gold & Bones Part 2 is set to be released on April 9, 2013.
Trapped in an alternate reality, the Human must make his way to the House of Gold & Bones as he is chased by a crazed, mindless mob, and taunted by his mysterious friend and foe, Allen. What the Human discovers on his journey will be his salvation . . . or his destruction.
Below you can watch a video featuring the new Corey Taylor Vol. 3 mask made by Alex Wood.
As some of you probably remember, in the past I’ve reviewed a few Corey masks made by Alex from ShadowMasks.net. But that was a long time ago. Last time it was something completely different. But now once again Alex has taken the new Corey Taylor Vol. 3 Slipknot mask to another level. The mask has been improved, it’s much more accurate, almost like the actual one worn by #8 of Slipknot.
Of course there will always be some differences, but so far I haven’t seen a mask which has that special feel when you look at it. And wearing it is a whole other thing. It takes you places where you wouldn’t really like to go, but you cannot live without being there, without the feeling that this is who you really are. The Corey Taylor Vol. 3 mask can take you to this place. It sure took me… And once you’re there, you never want to come back.
I thought that the previous Corey Taylor Vol. 3 Slipknot masks which were made by Alex were insane, and they actually were, but this new mask is a big step forward, it’s the closest to the actual mask. I said it before, and I’m going to say it once again – in my opinion this is the best Corey Taylor Vol. 3 Slipknot mask made by a fan. Almost perfect.
The mask is made from the same material as Corey Taylor’s real Vol. 3 Slipknot mask – Self-skinning Urethane Foam! That material is very light, and you can definitely feel the difference in comparison to a mask made from polyurethane rubber. The mask also features: metal staples, a thin string used for the forehead stitches, an inside elastic jaw strap, elastic jaw strings, metal buckle and imitation leather strap.
And the way the mask is painted, it’s just ferocious! The color is amazing.
Alex, like many artists, always strives for perfection. And, just like before, this “next generation” of masks proves it.
This mask combines all your dreams and fears. It’s a disasterpiece.
Please note: the masks/sculptures created by Alex Wood are an unofficial interpretation of the masks worn by Slipknot; no official endorsement should be assumed.
The explosive interview featuring Josh Rand and Corey Taylor of Stone Sour on The Artist Spotlight! Below you can watch 2 parts of the video interview and hear more about the album and the ridiculousness that goes on with the band.
Corey Taylor will speak to Artists and registrants at SXSW Artist Central on Friday, March 15 at 2:00pm.
Taylor will draw on his experiences as a band member, best-selling author, Grammy winner and Oxford University speaker. Plus, Taylor will share how he’s learned to embrace the chaos across the creative process, from songwriting to business decisions and beyond. Not to be missed!
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor discusses writing – who sees his work before anyone else, how he shares lyrics with the other bandmembers, and how the “House of Gold & Bones” project has changed him as a writer and a performer.