BudzList.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Mikey Doling of the reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT. Regarding the band's recording plans, Doling said, "We're writing a record — our actual sophomore record... 10 years later. We're writing it with Tommy [new singer Tommy 'Vext' Cummings, formerly of DIVINE HERESY] and the songs are coming out incredible. We're really excited because it's all coming together so well. We just click. We have 10 new songs right now and we're gonna write another 10. We're talking to a really top-dog producer right now, he just did the SLIPKNOT record and he's doing BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE [presumably referring to Colin Richardson — Ed.]. He's the shit and I'm 100 percent sure we're gonna do our record with him. Then we're gonna go on tour. Now while we're recording the record, we'll do spot dates here and there. We're looking for an October release for the album." He added, "Things are going killer — we're ready to go. It's on. We definitely click live and we always have. Ten years later, we come back as seasoned veterans. We've all toured the world 15 times over each and it's just easy."Possum of Altitude conducted a backstage interview with SNOT at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on November 11, 2008 (where the band was supporting MUDVAYNE). Guitarist Sonny Mayo and Mikey Doling, along with Tommy "Vext" Cummings, give the real scoop on how the reunion took place and how Tommy got the new vocal gig. The boys also talk fondly of their late singer Lynn Strait and brand new SNOT material. Watch the eight-minute chat below. SNOT played its first show in 10 years on August 20, 2008 at Velvet Jones on State St. in Santa Barbara. The band recently posted a new song, "The Band Plays On", on its official MySpace page. SNOT disbanded in 1998 following the death of the group's lead singer, Lynn Strait. Lynn died in a car accident in December 1998, putting an end to a career that generated considerable promise but only one studio album, the 1997 Geffen Records release "Get Some". Also killed was the band's mascot Dobbs, Strait's dog who adorned the cover of SNOT's debut album. The band had been writing material for its sophomore CD and had completed 10 songs at the time of Strait's tragic passing. As a memorial to Strait, SNOT eventually decided to release those tracks, with lyrics and guest vocals provided by a host of stars from the alt-metal community. The resulting album, "Strait Up", was a fitting tribute from Strait's peers and friends, featuring members of LIMP BIZKIT, KORN, SLIPKNOT, SEVENDUST, (HED) P.E., COAL CHAMBER, SUGAR RAY, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SOULFLY, and more.
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