Stone Sour are set to release their first official live album, titled 'Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno', on December 13th via Cooking Vinyl.
The release will feature 16 of the band's most loved tracks, including 'Absolute Zero', 'Through Glass' and 'Song #3', as they were recorded live on October 5, 2018.
The album will be available on CD, digitally, and as a numbered 180-gram double vinyl package, limited to just 2500 copies, which also includes a poster, backstage pass, guitar pick, autographed setlist and a download card.
"It's with great pleasure that I get to announce the first-ever official STONE SOUR live record release. 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!" said guitarist Josh Rand, speaking on the band's first official live release.
"It's not perfect but neither are we. As a collector myself, I wanted this limited-edition release to be very special. The vinyl is pressed on 180 grams, giving you the best audio quality possible, and is limited to 2500 copies worldwide. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did playing it."
'Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno' track listing:
2. Taipei Person / Allah Tea
3. Do Me A Favor
4. Knievel Has Landed
5. Whiplash Pants
6. Absolute Zero
9. Rose Red Violent Blue
11. Get Inside
13. Song #3
14. Through Glass
15. Made Of Scars
Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor said back in 2018 that he and his bandmates started writing new music "pretty much as soon as we got on the road" in support of 'Hydrograd': "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. There's no pressure for us to just run right in."
Taylor, who stepped away from Stone Sour in 2019 to focus on SLIPKNOT, said that the former band's absence from the touring circuit "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. Just when you think you can't wait any longer, here comes this band and they're, like, 'Oh, goddamn, they're so good right now.' So we're pretty stoked, man. We're definitely looking forward to trying to see if we can top 'Hydrograd'."