January 25th, 2002

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Wes Borland: Why He Left Limp Bizkit...

Bandmates became co-workers and 'musically I was kind of bored,' guitarist says.


LOS ANGELES � The more time Wes Borland spent in Limp Bizkit, the more things around him turned black.

First his wardrobe � draping cloaks that brought to mind one of his favorite characters, Darth Vader. Then his eyes � gripping contacts that, next to his flaring nostrils, made him look like a guitar-toting monster. His heart was the next to go.

"Bells start going off, like, 'This is what it feels like to sell out,'" Borland recalled. "I'm enjoying all the perks of [Limp Bizkit], but I feel my heart is going black, because this is not what I'm called to do. The little voice inside my head says, 'You should be somewhere else. You should take the risk. You should let it go.'

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May Souls Fly
Soulfly have set a tentative May 21st release through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam for their forthcoming and as of yet untitled new album, which they are expecting to begin mixing shortly with an as of yet undetermined mixer.

More Sno
Earshot, Adema and Local H have now all been added to the upcoming, SnoCore Rock Tour, which will kick off mid next month and features Alien Ant Farm, Fenix TX and Glassjaw. Earshot will be opening on all dates on the tour, while Adema will be joining the bill beginning on March 01st through to the tours completion. Local H however will only be playing the first 3 dates of the trek.

Free And The Process
Pressure 4-5 are continuing to write new material in anticipation for their upcoming touring plans. At present, the group have 4 songs written, though only one of the new tracks has a title so far, it is, "Free And Bleeding". In the meantime, the groups new single, "Melt Me Down", is now set to impact at radio on March 05th, while they have also announced the following dates:
February 07th Santa Barbara, CA - UC Santa Barbara (Feat. Ambionic) (Benefit Show)
February 08th Vacaville, CA - Three Oaks Community Center (Feat. Tenfold)

Inside The Radio
SW1TCHED's forthcoming single, "Inside", is now set to impact at radio on March 26th. It will be preceded by the bands long delayed debut effort, "Subject To Change", which is due in stores on February 26th through Immortal/Virgin.

The Flying Powerman
Former Powerman 5000 bassist, Dorian Heartsong has joined upcoming group, "The Flying Tigers". The band will release their self-titled debut through Atlantic on April 16th.

Cycle Of Theories
Linkin Park are now eyeing a March/April release for their upcoming remix album, which will feature remixes of tracks from their latest effort, "Hybrid Theory", done by a variety of artists. The latest artist announced to be taking part on the album is Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, who will contribute vocals to a remix of the track, "Crawling", done by Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda. Other artists tentatively set to contribute include Marilyn Manson, Orgy frontman Jay Gordon, Crystal Method, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Prince Paul of Handsome Boy Modeling School, DJ Z-Trip, Crystal Method with Ryu of Styles Of Beyond, The Alchemist, Kutmasta Kurt, the Girl Scouts and the Humble Brothers and more.

Last Hazard Standing
Biohazard have lined up the track, "Last Man Standing", as the next single from their latest effort, "Uncivilization". The song is expected to impact at radio in the very near future and the band will embark on a U.S. tour in late February. Dates and venues are expected to be announced shortly.