Metal band Stone Sour tear through their new song “Fabuless” for a raging crowd of inflatable fans in the first video from the group’s upcoming album, Hydrograd, out June 30th via Roadrunner.
The Paul Brown-directed clip opens in classic rock and roll fashion, with the band taking the stage in slow-motion as the crowd cheers, then launching into “Fabuless.” When the first punishing bridge hits, the camera finally turns to reveal an audience filled with gigantic air dancers moshing and head banging. By the end of the clip, the air dancers have replaced Stone Sour, leaving the band to watch from the front row. None too pleased about being replaced, singer Corey Taylor throws a few punches at his inflatable doppelgänger.
On Thursday afternoon, Stone Sour unveiled a second Hydrograd track, “Song #3.” The melodic rocker opens with Taylor singing over chugging power chords that move steadily towards a chorus that begins in half-time but deftly quickens. Stone Sour maintain this more propulsive pace throughout the rest of “Song #3,” which boasts an especially manic guitar solo and an energized chorus from Taylor: “If you cry out for more, if you reached out for me/ I would run into the storm/ Just to keep you hear with me.”
Hydrograd marks Stone Sour’s first album since 2013’s House of Gold and Bones – Part 2 (Part 1 arrived in 2012). The album is available to pre-order via the band’s website.
Stone Sour have a handful of festival dates scheduled for this May, after which they’ll embark on a full summer tour with Korn. The trek begins June 16th in Salt Lake City, Utah and wraps August 2nd in Cleveland, Ohio.