2020 marks the twentieth anniversary of Stone Sour reuniting and taking the first steps to releasing what would eventually be their self-titled debut album in 2002.
To celebrate this milestone, the band has now shared the original demo version of their song ‘Get Inside’, the band’s debut single and the opening track for their aforementioned debut LP.
This is what guitarist Josh Rand had to say about the song and looking back at their momentous rebirth.
“January 1, 2000. The first day of the new millennium.
It was a homecoming show for Slipknot, and as Corey & myself sat at his grandma Thelma’s house waiting to leave for the show that night, we played each other music that we had separately been working on. These were songs that he had written outside of Slipknot, and songs that I had recorded at home on a 4 track. After we listened to all of the tracks, we decided that we needed to record these songs at SR Studios in Des Moines during his time off from touring. These sessions took place over the next year and became the Project X/SuperEgo demo.
Most of the songs from those sessions ended up on the first Stone Sour album. The goal was not to have any musical boundaries; to play whatever we wanted regardless of what people might think.
Here is the first version of ‘Get Inside’, the song that started it all.”
You can give the original demo of ‘Get Inside’ a listen below.
The deluxe edition of the band’s latest album, ‘Hydrograd’ is out now via Roadrunner Records.