Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand explained the writing and recording process for the two House Of Gold & Bones
records to Ultimate-Guitar.com
: "All of us write individually," he said, "and then when it's time to do a new Stone Sour record we bring in what we've all written and then it becomes a Stone Sour song. Everybody puts their little spin on things. Corey writes the lyrics after the music has been laid out. Recording-wise this time around, we all just spent like two weeks in Des Moines, the four of us, just doing pre-production and then went to a cow farm in Jamaica, Iowa and spent three months to record both records."