STONE SOUR Releases Music Video For Acoustic Version Of 'Mercy'
September 4, 2018
STONE SOUR's music video for an acoustic version of the song "Mercy" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's acclaimed 2017 LP, "Hydrograd", which was released as a deluxe edition on August 31. The two-disc set, "Hydrograd Deluxe Edition", collects unreleased covers, b-sides, live recordings and alternate versions of songs from "Hydrograd". The deluxe edition is highlighted by "Burn One Turn One", a previously unreleased b-side from "Hydrograd". "Hydrograd Deluxe Edition" features 13 rare or unreleased songs including an acoustic version of the No. 1 rock song "Song #3", as well as covers of hits from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SOUNDGARDEN and VAN HALEN.
"Hydrograd Deluxe Edition" track listing:
01. YSIF 02. Taipei Person /Allah Tea 03. Knievel Has Landed 04. Hydrograd 05. Song #3 06. Fabuless 07. The Witness Trees 08. Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I) 09. Thank God It's Over 10. St. Marie 11. Mercy 12. Whiplash Pants 13. Friday Knights 14. Somebody Stole My Eyes 15. When The Fever Broke
01. Burn One Turn One 02. Bootleg Ginger 03. Live Like You're On Fire 04. Subversive 05. Unchained 06. Bombtrack 07. Outshined (Live at Sphere) 08. Song # 3 (Acoustic) 09. Mercy (Acoustic) 10. Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I) (Acoustic) 11. The Witness Trees (Acoustic) 12. Mercy (Live at Sphere) 13. Fabuless (Live at Sphere)
"Hydrograd" was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX and STEEL PANTHER.
STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga told Topeka's rock station V100 about the making of "Hydrograd": "It came about pretty natural. It's just a collective of everyone. A lot of it was written together, live at my house. We demoed all of it at my studio at my house and just kind of pieced everything together there. We did five or six songs at a time, and every three months we'd get back together and do it that way. Corey [Taylor, vocals] would bring in some songs; Josh [Rand, guitar] would bring in some songs; Christian [Martucci, guitar] brought in a lot of stuff; I would submit some riffs to Christian and he would put 'em together… We wrote about, I'd say, 28 to 30 [songs], and we whittled it down to what you hear. You write as many as you can, you write the best songs you can, and then just pick from there."
STONE SOUR is supporting Ozzy Osbourne on the initial North American leg of the legendary vocalist's "No More Tours 2" tour, which kicked off August 30 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.