Vocalist Tommy "Vext" Cummings of the reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT was interviewed on January 21, 2009 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California. Watch the three-minute chat below.
SNOT is tentatively planning to enter the studio in late March or early April to begin recording its sophomore album for a late 2009 release.
Two brand new songs from SNOT — "The Band Plays On" and "CouldaShouldaWoulda" — are available for streaming on the band's official MySpace page.
SNOT played its first show in 10 years on August 20, 2008 at Velvet Jones on State St. in Santa Barbara.
The group has played a number of shows, including tours of the United States supporting DEVILDRIVER and MUDVAYNE.
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.