After a nationwide, publicity-driven hunt for a guitarist, Limp Bizkit has yet to announce a new group member, but it doesn't appear to have slowed the recording progress for its upcoming album.

After a nationwide, publicity-driven hunt for a guitarist, Limp Bizkit has yet to announce a new group member, but it doesn't appear to have slowed the recording progress for its upcoming album. According to a post on the band's official Web site, group leader Fred Durst says Bizkit recently recorded an additional two-and-a-half songs for an upcoming release, as well as picked a producer.

While Durst says he cannot name the producer -- the band has worked with Terry Date and Ross Robinson in the past -- the news implies that Limp Bizkit is far enough into the recording process that fans can start anticipating a new album. With longtime guitarist Wes Borland having quit to form Eat The Day, and Durst eager to begin his career as a film director, when or if fans could expect a new album has been subject to much debate. As one fan posts on the site, "Its good to hear something. [Durst has] been a little quiet, but I'd rather have silence and a kick ass album than yap and a hurried pile of crap."

Durst himself is ambiguous as to what the new material may sound like. "We have some great ideas all ready to be recorded," he writes. "We cant [sic] wait. It has been an inspirational year for us. There are alot [sic] of layers to be shed on this album. Some will fell [sic] a little familiar, others will take you places we've never taken you before. We are definately [sic] on an emotional journey into the future."

Additionally, Durst goes to on to mention that the film he's making with "Fight Club" director David Fincher, "The Lords of Dogtown," should be ready for release "next fall" (2003). The film follows the rise of skateboarding culture on the West Coast.

As previously reported, Durst began a campaign in May to persuade Borland to rejoin the group. But after posting Borland's E-mail address on the Limp Bizkit site, Durst appears to have only created more distance between the two musicians.