Poor sales of the band's comeback album 'Gold Cobra' have led to the split
Limp Bizkit have parted ways with their record label Interscope.
The nu metal band released ‘Gold Cobra’, their sixth studio album and first new album for a full six years this summer, but the album has sold poorly and has led to the band departing from the label.
Frontman Fred Durst confirmed on Friday (December 2) in an interview with online podcast Poolside With Dean Delray that the band were now unsigned, but said that they were happy to be unsigned.
He said of ‘Gold Cobra’ and the band’s reaction to their departure from Interscope: “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.”
Durst also said that he believed having to go away and record albums has “got in our way” and that he plans to concentrate on touring in the future.
He added: “We just want to go play a concert and crush it and turn it into a big-ass party. The record thing sort of kind of always got in our way, but it’s part of the game and we love writing music and it happened that we had some songs that became popular and we never thought that would happen. So with this way, we can still go tour.”
He continued: “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.”
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