Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero

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"Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero"
Single by Stone Sour
from the album House of Gold & Bones – Part 1
Released August 24, 2012
Format Digital single
Genre Heavy metal
Length 4:03 (Gone Sovereign)
3:49 (Absolute Zero)
Label Roadrunner
Stone Sour singles chronology
"Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero"
"Do Me a Favor"

"Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero", is a double-single from American rock band Stone Sour, released as the first single from their fourth album House of Gold & Bones – Part 1.

"Absolute Zero"'s reprise is featured on the track "The House of Gold & Bones", from the part two of the album.

Music videos[edit]

"Absolute Zero", definitely offers some interesting creativity as the main character is stuck in some sort of other-worldly realm. Within this realm, two versions of Stone Sour perform the track throughout the area; one colored grey and the other colored gold. The man is presented with a choice, his body getting twisted and warped as he struggles to make a truly impossible decision. Corey Taylor said:[1]

"Absolute Zero" is the anti-hero anthem of House of Gold & Bones – Part 1. "It essentially lets you know that the hero isn't perfect, but he will do whatever is necessary. The video is loosely based on the fact that in the short story, the hero ends up in a very strange world and he has to figure out what's going on and what he'll do."

Track listing[edit]

iTunes single
No. Title Length
1. "Gone Sovereign"   4:03
2. "Absolute Zero"   3:49
Promotional single
No. Title Length
1. "Absolute Zero" (Clean Edit) 3:50
2. "Gone Sovereign"   3:49
3. "Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero" (Album Version) 7:39

Chart positions[edit]

"Absolute Zero"[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Alternative Songs 28
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 2


  1. ^ "'Absolute Zero' - Premiere". November 14, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012.