The alternative metal band will release House of Gold & Bones Part 1 on October 21 in the UK and October 22 in the US.
The album will be followed by a second part in early 2013, with a comic book tie-in also expected to be released in the near future.
Frontman Corey Taylor explained: "Each disc will include one half of the story - for lyrics, you'll have to visit our site.
"Once I lock in the company who will help me put it together, there will be a comic book as well."
The tracklisting for House of Gold & Bones Part 1 is as follows:
'A Rumour of Skin'
'The Travelers, Pt. 1'
'My Name Is Allen'
'Influence of a Drowsy God'
'The Travelers, Pt. 2'
'Last of the Real'
The band will support the album with a four-date UK tour in December. The jaunt will take in shows in London, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Bournemouth.
Papa Roach will appear as the support act for their London gig. Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday (August 24) at 9am.
The tour dates are as follows:
- O2 Academy Brixton (December 10)
- O2 Apollo Manchester (13)
- Wolverhampton Civic Hall (14)
- O2 Academy Bournemouth (15)