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Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has confirmed in a new interview with USA Today that the comic book version of the band's upcoming concept album, House Of Gold And Bones, will debut on April 17th, 2013. The four-issue series will be published by Dark Horse Comics and will visualize the short story that forms the basis of the two-disc album. The first CD, House Of Gold And Bones Part 1, comes out on October 23rd, while Part 2 will arrive next spring.
Taylor will be doing a signing session at the Dark Horse booth this Saturday (October 13th) at New York Comic Con.
The singer and writer -- who published a memoir called Seven Deadly Sins last year -- told us a bit more about the storyline of House Of Gold And Bones: "It's essentially a sci-fi/fantasy story that I created, but at its heart, it's essentially about a man, standing at the crossroads of his life, trying to figure out what comes next. He's got 20, 30 years in front of him -- who's he going to be for that 20 or 30 years? Is he going to allow himself to evolve and become a better man, become a different man? And, you know, it's kind of wrapped in this insane world that I created."
The main character is known as "The Human," while a second hero named Peckinpah acts as his mentor. Taylor explained, "He's older and he's trying to help the Human while at the same time not doing everything for him."
The villains of the story are Alan, who Taylor calls "a ball of anger and sarcastic wit who could blow up at any time," and Black John, who has "a dangerous, off-kilter 'God, he's going to destroy us all' vibe."
Stone Sour plans a full multi-media website to promote the albums and comics, which will contain hidden easter eggs such as handwritten lyrics, behind-the-scenes photos and possibly rough drafts of comic art.