Good news for fans of the nu-metal glory days. Limp Bizkit’s highly anticipated album, “Stampede of the Disco Elephants”, will be somewhat in-line with the band’s classic album “Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water”.
Speaking to NME, Borland says the band has written 28 or 29 songs for Fred Durst to choose from and that Durst is still in the studio working to complete the record. He gave a status update on the album, which has been in development for several years.
“I don’t know. I did what I was going to do on it over the past few years, and I think Fred’s just trying to figure out what he wants to do. I know he’s in a studio working on it right now, but I’m not sure what he’s doing.
I’m basically waiting for him to finish something so that I can take it and starting mixing and editing it into whatever it’s going to be. We did so many sessions – there’s 28 or 29 songs, and whatever he chooses out of that to do vocals on, I’ll take that and work on it at my house and turn it into a record.”
When asked what it was sounding like, Borland replied: “I mean, it sounds like ‘Gold Cobra‘ or ‘Chocolate Starfish‘. It’s the same sound. It’s not breaking down any new barriers.”
Borland also says that being in Limp Bizkit was somewhat of a two way street:
“…It’s a double-edged sword. Being in Limp Bizkit has done a lot of great things for me, but it’s also hurt my career in a lot of ways too. So I get asked a lot if I regret it and yeah, some parts of me think maybe it would have been better had I never joined the band and got signed, because I would probably not have the same level of success, but I would maybe be doing something different and not be infamous.
It definitely has cost me jobs – like working with other musicians. And it’s definitely been destructive to my wife’s indie band, Queen Kwong [which Borland is a member of] – having me associated with it has cost her.”