Limp Bizkit has been seemingly absent from the public sphere since Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water dropped over a decade ago. This past summer, the band released their first new studio album in six years, Gold Cobra, but what might have been a comeback album ended up being the final nail in their coffin with Interscope Records.
Gold Cobra was the sixth studio album by Limp Bizkit, but their 6 year hiatus must have considerably stunted the band’s momentum, since the album saw poor sales. Although the band’s severance from Interscope would likely be seen as a setback, Fred Durst says the band is happy to be unsigned. He reported, “One of the things with Gold Cobra was that it was a record for us to do for ourselves, for the core fans, for some of the people that we know in the industry. It wasn’t our step forward to make a big pop, smash radio record; we just didn’t want to make that record at that time. We have been working for a while now to renavigate where we are going to take Limp Bizkit and finally we have been able to get off our label and become independent.”
Fred Durst reports that freedom from Interscope will allow the band to do what they do best, tour. He continued that the recording process has impeded their ability to tour, which should no longer be a problem. He stated, “We do very, very good on our touring, and we mainly tour outside the United States. It seems like in the United States, they’re waiting on a song, they’re waiting on a hit, and the rest of the world doesn’t necessarily operate that way. So I’m waiting until we can really give them something they can sink their teeth into and then they can be reminded about how ill Limp Bizkit is live.” It seems that until the band’s smash radio record surfaces, Limp Bizkit will likely only build their reputation by being steadfast on the road.