For former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, the Day is finally here. He's just announced that Adam Yas, from the obscure alternative band Stalking Tom, will be the lead singer of his new band Eat the Day.
Passionate and resonant, the Oakland, California, singer seems to be influenced by Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Tool's Maynard James Keenan and U2's Bono, and ranges in style from soft and moany to intense and wailing.
Stalking Tom, formed in October 2001 and currently unsigned, have gigged in and around the San Francisco area and have five MP3s available on their Web site www.stalkingtom.com. The band is currently auditioning for a new singer and urges interested vocalists to send in a demo.
In October, Borland announced that he had tasted then spat out over 100 demos from singers who wanted to front Eat the Day (see "Wes Borland Searching For Eat The Day Singer" ). The following month he said he had found his voice, but wasn't ready to announce the vocalist's name.
News of the addition of Yas to the band first broke in the latest edition of Revolver, and Borland confirmed it Sunday on Eat the Day's official site.
While they're still auditioning bassists, Eat the Day are currently in pre-production for their debut album, and plan to enter the recording studio in late February or early March. Borland is hoping for an early-third-quarter release on Interscope, and said he looks forward to touring this summer.