Never known for shying away from new approaches to promoting his music, Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst has spent the last week encouraging fans to spread an MP3 of "The Truth," the first single from the gro

Never known for shying away from new approaches to promoting his music, Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst has spent the last week encouraging fans to spread an MP3 of "The Truth," the first single from the group's new album, "The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)." The seven-track set is due May 3 via Geffen but, apparently at Durst's insistence, the label is forgoing the usual promotional run-up in the weeks before a new album from a major act.

Also housed on Durst's blog is a video of Limp Bizkit performing the song, advertised as "the first time Limp Bizkit has performed together since [guitarist] Wes [Borland] left the band. This is the actual performance caught live on tape." The cut bears more than a passing resemblance to the angry riffing of Rage Against The Machine, with Durst opting for a vocal delivery in the vein of former RATM vocalist Zack de la Rocha.

The Web site features a testimonial from a fan that says he burned the track to 20 CDs and surreptitiously included them in shopping bags at the mobile phone store where he works.

"I love the truth," Durst wrote last week. "That's what it's all about. The definition of what gospel is. The unquestionable truth. No bells and whistles. No sugar coating the truth. For some it could be a bit too much to comprehend. F*** 'em."

As previously reported, the new album was recorded with longtime collaborator Ross Robinson in California and Prague. It's the follow-up to 2003's "Results May Vary," which has sold 1.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Durst will also appear in an upcoming episode of the NBC mini-series "Revelations," which stars Bill Pullman and Natascha McElhone.

Here is the track list for "The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)":

"The Propaganda"
"The Truth"
"The Priest"
"The Key"
"The Channel"
"The Story"
"The Surrender"