Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was apparently impressed by the band’s performance when he saw them group live at the Whisky in West Hollywood, Calif., in the summer of 1999 (singer Declan O’Shea’s shockingly bright red hair, pixie body, pale white skin, and piercing vocals make the band impossible to be overlooked live). Bennington kept in contact with the Cork, Ireland-based band, and when the group asked for him to sing on a track for the new album, he gladly obliged. Bennington lends vocals to the song “Karma Killer.”
Tales from the Fishbowl, which was produced by Colin Richardson (Fear Factory, Baby Chaos, Chameleons U.K.) in England in the winter of 2000, is due in late summer on Radioactive/MCA Records. The album is the follow-up to 1999’s Generation Sap, which landed the group on the Woodstock ’99, Reading Festival, and Leeds Festival bills, as well as opening slots with Bush and Live.