Behind-the-scenes studio footage featuring the reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT — original members Mikey Doling (guitar),John "Tumor" Fahnestock (bass),Jamie Miller (drums) and Sonny Mayo (guitar) along with the group's latest addition, former DIVINE HERESY vocalist Tommy Cummings (a.k.a. Tommy Vext) — can be viewed below.
As previously reported, SNOT played its first show in 10 years Wednesday night (August 20) at Velvet Jones on State St. in Santa Barbara where the band started. Watch video footage of the concert at this location (Quicktime required).
SNOT recently posted a new song, "The Band Plays On", on its official MySpace page.
The band has secured a deal with the TKO booking agency (BUCKCHERRY, FEAR FACTORY, HELMET, MOTÖRHEAD, MUDVAYNE, THE CULT) and plans to go into the studio this winter to record a new album for a summer 2009 release. In the meantime, SNOT will play a number of shows, including a fall 2008 tour of the United States supporting DEVILDRIVER.
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.