Stone Sour’s new baby Hydrograd hit shelves on June 30th, and we’re close enough to where we want more info on it.
Let’s start with the album title. Where did it come from? Turns out it was a total accident, and the word just came to him at random.
“I’m running through this airport in Eastern Europe. This was only a few years ago. No offense to the airport — it was kind of antiquated; they hadn’t really upgraded anything. So the gate info was all on those old-school ’80s block-letter, number, digital horrible Timex watch kind of readers. This would have been top of the line in Times Square in, like, 1968, let’s put it that way. So not only is it impossible to read, it’s also scrolling back and forth between Cyrillic and regular English letters. It’s also scrolling back and forth between different languages. So my brain is trying to do geometry while also at a sprint because I don’t wanna miss my plane. I pass one and I look up and I could have swore it said ‘Hydrograd.’ And I kept running for a second and I was, like, ‘Hydrograd? Where the hell is Hydrograd? What?’ It didn’t say ‘Hydrograd.’ It didn’t even start with an ‘H.’ It wasn’t even close.”
“Well, it’s a cool name. I actually named one of the songs I wrote ‘Hydrograd.’ And I was, like, ‘You know what? That would be a good name for the album overall and just kind of run with it.’ So that’s it, really — it was what I saw but didn’t really see.”
See the full story from Loudwire here.