Interscope Records has confirmed that Jacksonville, FL-based rap-metal outfit Limp Bizkit, led by mega-mouthpiece Fred Durst, will release the highly anticipated (and much delayed) Gold Cobra on June 28 of this year.
It will be a make or break release for the bruising bad boys. The platinum-selling act, notorious for soundtracking the violence at the Woodstock ’99 festival with mosh-pit inducing anthems such as “Break Stuff,” has not moved a lot of units in recent years.
Gold Cobra will be the groundbreaking band’s sixth studio effort and first since 2005′s The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1). That 7-track effort was a critical and commercial flop that sold slightly more than 100,000 copies in the U.S. Expect a little more fire in the band’s belly this time out as they look to re-establish Limp Bizkit as a brand name and introduce the act to the next generation of hard-edged fans.
Expect to hear the first track “Shotgun” later this month, as the Durst-confirmed artwork (above) as already been leaked and, when asked by a fan via Twitter, Durst responded with an emphatic, “they say the singles come soon in May.”
Durst did the logo and bandmate Wes Borland did the art, which was apparently turned in just last week. Borland’s involvement is welcome to fans, who have witnessed the firebrand guitarist quit the band twice, including after releasing the 2005 greatest hits package to which Borland likened to “a piece of shit” and declared it “a waste of money.”
The band plays Sonisphere Festival in the U.K. in July.
- Mark Christopher
Limp Bizkit: New Single Previews Online The original Limp Bizkit line-up with guitarist Wes Borland reunited in 2009 for a series of festival dates, including the UK’s Sonisphere. Fred Durst recently indicated that a follow-up to “Gold Cobra” has already been written. …