Stampede of the Disco Elephants (partially found unused songs of Limp Bizkit Still Sucks nu-metal album; 2012-2021)
Limp Bizkit is an American nu-metal band that was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994 by vocalist Fred Durst, guitarist Rob Waters, drummer John Otto and bassist Sam Rivers. The lineup would go through several changes throughout the years with the most famous additions being guitarist Wes Borland and turntablist DJ Lethal. The band gained worldwide popularity between the late 1990s and early 2000s with their albums Significant Other and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water topping the Billboard 200 charts at #1 and also gained infamy for their reckless live performances (most notably being Woodstock '99 and the 2001 Big Day Out festival, the latter of which resulted in the death of an audience member). The band still performs and occasionally releases new music with their most recent release being 2021's Still Sucks, which started production in 2012 shortly after the release of Gold Cobra and was under a different title Stampede of the Disco Elephants. Given the long production time, several songs were recorded for the album that ended up either not appearing on Still Sucks or not get released.
After the poor sales of Gold Cobra, the band left Interscope records after 14 years and DJ Lethal had departed the band shortly thereafter after a heated dispute between Durst and his and Otto's alleged substance abuse. They signed with Cash Money Records to record their next album entitled Stampede of the Disco Elephants and along with announcing the album's title in October 2012, they set a September 2013 release date for the album. Around the same time, the song "Lightz (City Of Angels)" was leaked online along with a music video. The video was taken down not long after its leak but was re-released by the band a year later in December 2013 on their website. In-between the leak and the official release of "Lightz", the band released two singles attentively from the yet to be released album, "Ready To Go" was released in March 2013 and featured a guest appearance from felloe Cash Money Records artist Lil Wayne and a cover of the Ministry song "Thieves" would see a release in November 2013 through the band's social media accounts. The fourth single "Endless Slaughter" was released in August 2014 on the band's website as a free download when the cassette release of the single was delayed. The album ended up missing its 2013 release date and proposed early 2014 release date and just two months after the release of "Endless Slaughter", the band left Cash Money Records and the band would spend the next seven years performing and teasing new material, while the status of the album remained in limbo. Rumors of Durst not being happy with what was recorded for the album to the band re-entering the studio to record the album surfaced throughout the years with no official update on the album being made public.
In July 2017, Durst claimed on Instagram that the album was released on the file-sharing network Soulseek in 2016 and that "it's the fans' job to find it". Borland would refute Durst's claim of the album's unannounced release on Soulseek, but said that October that the band had recorded "28 or 29 songs" and Durst was still working on them away from the rest of the band before they were to be mixed by Borland. He didn't name drop any of the songs that were said to have been recorded or mentioned if the songs included the ones that were already released. DJ Lethal would rejoin the group in 2018 and a new song called "Wasteoid" was debuted during the group's July 6, 2019 show in Paris, France. Two years later in June 2021, Borland revealed that the album was still in production and 35 songs were recorded and Fred was working on the vocals, he also hopes that the album will be finished and released soon. The band's popularity began to reemerge following their Summer 2021 performance at Lollapalooza, their performances of which included two new songs "Dad Vibes" and "Turn It Up Bitch". Durst stated that the songs were "off their new album" and the former of which would be released as a single in September 2021, marking the first new song since "Endless Slaughter". On October 19th, Durst asked his Instagram followers in a poll if a new song or the whole album should be released, the poll favored the album to be released. As a result of the poll, Durst began teasing the album cover and hinted at the album's release that Halloween. A new album was released on Halloween 2021, but it was titled Still Sucks and "Dad Vibes", "Turn It Up Bitch" and "Wasteoid" (now titled "Out Of Style") were included on the 12 track album and the material released between 2012 to 2014 were excluded, meaning Stampede of the Disco Elephants was either scrapped in favor of Still Sucks or was simply retitled to Still Sucks.
"Ready To Go", "Thieves", "Lightz" and "Endless Slaughter" can still be found online and is still available on music streaming services, but are the only songs from Stampede to have been released or known to have been for Stampede. Other songs recorded for Stampede are not known and any information on the other songs can't be found. In a 2018 interview with Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oliver Sykes, he revealed he and Horizon's keyboardist Jordan Fish were supposed to help write material for the album but the material ended up not being used and some of the material would later be used for Horizon's 2019 album Amo (more specifically the riff heard in the song "Wonderful Life" was written during their time writing for Stampede). Any other material made for Stampede is unlikely to be released to due Still Sucks being released and most of the material being written when DJ Lethal was out of the band.