Rage Against The Machine and Fear Factory guest on blunted rappers' new release...

Cypress Hill look set to release ‘SKULL & BONES’, their first full length studio album since 1998’s ‘IV’, through Ruffhouse/Columbia during April.

Featuring contributions from Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Milk plus Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares and bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, the new album is said to meld the LA quartet’s trademark hardcore rapping with more elements of metal, punk and funk.

‘Skull & Bones’ is not, though, the only Cypress Hill material to have been released since ‘IV’.

Last December the band (who famously lampooned themselves on an episode of The Simpsons for their well documented enjoyment of cannabis) recut thirteen of their biggest tracks adding Spanish vocals for a compilation release aimed specifically at the Mexican and Latin American market, amongst whom Cypress Hill have always enjoyed a healthy following.

The compilation ‘Los Grandes Exitos En Espanol’ featured guest vocals from Fermin IV Caballero of renowned Latin American rap outfit Control Machete.