Stone Sour may currently be on hiatus — while singer Corey Taylor focuses on his other band Slipknot and supporting the Iowan metal juggernaut’s latest album, We Are Not Your Kind — but they have not be quiet as of late. The alt-rock group recently released their first-ever official live album, Hello, You Bastards: Live in Reno, and now they’ve offered up the original demo version of their classic song “Get Inside,” which opens Stone Sour’s self-titled 2002 debut album.
Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand gave some background info on the demo in a statement accompanying its release. “January 1, 2000. The first day of the new millennium,” he wrote. “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.” Stream it below.