On this day in 2000, Limp Bizkit were preparing for what would become one of the biggest weeks in their lives – at least as far as popularity went. Their Chocolate Starfish album was preceded by a tour sponsored by filesharing giant Napster, which was also notably free as a gift to the band’s burgeoning fanbase. Ever ahead of the industry curve, Durst famously quipped that “I would think the only people worried about that are people that are really worried about their bank accounts”.
In the mid to late-2000’s, Massachusetts post-hardcore/metalcore band Vanna quickly made waves with the EP The Search Party Never Came as well as their Epitaph debut full-length, Curses. The band eventually changed vocalists shortly after the release of their sophomore album in 2009, and many prefer the band’s sound that was established up to and prior to that record. Well, while Vanna aren’t reuniting, the good news is that the 2006-era lineup of the band have reformed as Inspirit (literally, Vanna, in spirit), and have released their debut single “Fold”. It hearkens back to the band’s early days, while the vocals of Chris Preece and Evan Pharmakis (whose Wind In Sails acoustic project is prime stuff) have vastly improved with age.