Limp Bizkit’s previous studio album Gold Cobra came out in 2011. Critics were overall positive, but it failed to achieve anymore close to the success of their four previous albums, which all went platinum. Since then, fans have eagerly awaited their next album, which is scheduled to be titled Stampede of the Disco Elephants.
Now, in an interview with Drinks With Johnny, Wes Borland, the guitarist and backing vocalist of the band, has revealed that they’ve been in the studio seven times over the past decade and have around 35 songs recorded instrumentally. However, the issue is that frontman and lead vocalist Fred Durst isn’t happy with his vocals.
Bizkit has been in the studio for the last 10 years to try to complete a record. I want to say seven times to different studios, and we’ve been working on stuff working, and Fred has been consistently kind of unsatisfied with where the vision is. So we’ve released singles, we did “Ready to Go,” and we did another single called “Endless Slaughter” that we put out.
I think that he’s just getting to the point now. We probably have 35 songs recorded instrumentally, and he’s done vocals on them and then thrown the vocals away, going, “F*ck this. Throw it away.”
So I think he’s finally at the point now where he’s gonna pick a set of these songs that he’s finally cool with and finish them. And we’re gonna finish a record. So, fingers crossed.
It sounds like the album will be finished when Durst is ready, and with it known he is a perfectionist, it’s unlikely he’ll release anything he doesn’t believe is flawless. Hopefully, though, for fans, it won’t be too much longer. While over the years Durst has become the subject of ridicule, it should be recognized that he was the face of the nu-metal, and in the late 90s and early 2000s, Limp Bizkit was one of the biggest bands in the world, selling 40 million records.
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