So, how did the Stone Sour gig come about?
Roy Mayorga: "I came in on the second album but I wasn’t a member yet. Their drummer had left and I just played what he wrote, I wasn’t putting any personal stamp on it because they weren’t sure if he was going to stay or not.
"Audio Secrecy is definitely my first real album with Stone Sour. Not just in putting my personal stamp but I also got to write songs. I’ve been writing for years but I’ve never before been in a situation where the band wanted to hear a song from the drummer!"
"Usually drummers are looked at like, ‘You just play drums, shut up.’ But it’s not like that. If you have more than one talent to play an instrument, why not play it and expand yourself. There’s no reason to keep yourself in one corner, you can be in many corners and fill the room.
"I play bass, guitar, drums and keys. The instruments you need to write rock songs. It was great they embraced that and encouraged me. I got the green light and I went to town and dove into myself and tried to bring this music out of my body and get it on the record."