In a BBC interview aired yesterday (October 22nd), Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes revealed that he and bandmate Jordan Fish were hired last year to help write material for Limp Bizkit's long-gestating record Stampede of the Disco Elephants. However, according to Sykes, Fred Durst "didn't show up most of the time," leading to the abandonment of the project. Sykes theorized that Bizkit's follow-up to 2011's Gold Cobra was being hastened by the powers that be rather than coming together through organic songwriting, saying of Durst, "Lovely guy, but I don't think he was ready to make and album. I think he was pushed into it a bit, like, his managers and people said, 'These are the guys you want to work with.'"
Fortunately, Sykes and Fish were able to salvage some of the material from the Bizkit sessions to create BMTH's own new track "Wonderful Life." The cut and its accompanying video feature Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth, and the song is set to appear on the group's forthcoming full length Amo, along with lead single "Mantra."
As for the Limp Bizkit record, no word yet as to when it will see the light of day. Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland told BBC Radio's Daniel P. Carter earlier this year, "We've had a lot of different sessions for this record. And people, our diehard fans, really want it to come out. But the truth is that Fred's just not happy with what he's working on." The band has no further dates scheduled for this year following a busy summer in Europe and the U.K., so maybe Durst and Co. will finally get it together and make it happen, ghost writers or no.