Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cobra Strike!

It's official. Release date for Limp Bizkit's new album, Gold Cobra, is June 7th, 2011. That means I can finally stop talking about this...for now...

UPDATE: Okay, so I lied. Er...Fred lied. Release date is now June 28th.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Is the Cobra Poised to Strike?

After all the talk and wondering and waiting and guessing, it looks like Limp Bizkit's new album Gold Cobra is FINALLY going to be released.

I've been keeping after this as much as my sanity and short attention span will allow, and it looks like it has paid off at last. I wasn't so sure after last year when the album was supposedly mixed and ready for release, only to never see the light of day. Then there was a long period of silence. Finally, in early February of this year, frontman Fred Durst finally reported that the album was being mixed (again?) and would be mastered shortly thereafter.

From what I've gleaned, the album was RE-mixed so as to improve the quality of the songs, which up until this point were merely polished demos. But now, according to Durst, the album is ready.

On Thursday, March 17, Durst posted to his Twitter that he was headed to a meeting with the wigs at Interscope. Then, later that night, he tweeted this:

Looks like a fresh summer with new LB album dropping June 7 (MAYBE), BUT will get confirmation this Tuesday from Interscope.

So it looks like we may be getting some new Limp Bizkit in the near future.

Even more curious, though, was the tweet Fred had made some days earlier. During this entire process, Fred has been posting the names of the songs for the new album as they were being mixed, with the total coming out to nearly twenty songs. He had this to say:

Obviously we have two albums here, in case you didn't pick up on that. First one is Gold Cobra. Due soon.

So now, not only are we getting a release date for Gold Cobra, but we are teased with the promise of a SECOND new album to follow! If you are a Limp Bizkit fan, that is news to get excited for! Gold Cobra and the as-yet-unnamed second new album are the first to be released by the band since 2005, and the first to feature the entire original band lineup since 2000.

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.