Gone Sovereign

Album: House of Gold & Bones - Part 1 (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This punk fuelled track was released as the first single, along with "Absolute Zero," from Stone Sour's fourth album, House Of Gold And Bones: Part 1. The LP is the first part of a double concept set, and frontman Corey Taylor told Metal Shrine that he had the idea to put together a record revolving around one theme for a while. "I've had the idea for the concept for a few years actually, but I've never given myself the time to really flesh it out and see it clearly," he said. "It was right about the time when we did the Sonisphere shows that for some reason "Boom! it & hit me! I saw it as clear as day, beginning, middle and end. I knew the characters, I knew the world that I wanted to create, I knew what I wanted to do."
  • Speaking with Rolling Stone, Taylor said that though each track has its own identity, there is still a narrative spine. "Each song tells a different part of the story, but it's so unique unto itself," he said. "That was one of the things we really wanted to go for; we didn't want to do a batch of tunes that that all sound alike. We wanted to make sure each song had its own soul, basically."
  • Stone Sour tapped Rachel Bolan of Skid Row to play bass on House Of Gold And Bones. Taylor told The Pulse of Radio how that came together. "I'm well-documented being a huge Skid Row fan," he said. "I can't remember who brought the name up, but I immediately was like, ' Dude, absolutely.' We knew somebody who had his number, so I called him and within 24 hours he was basically getting ready to do it. And he's just one of the coolest dudes on the planet and he schooled it. People are going to be very impressed by the bass playing."

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