American rockers Limp Bizkit have confirmed the identity of their new guitarist - former SNOT axeman MIKE SMITH.

Smith - who replaces Wes Borland, who quit the ROLLIN' rockers last year (02) - was unveiled at the group's performance at last month's (MAR03) WWE WRESTLEMANIA.

Now frontman Fred Durst has introduced Smith to fans on Limp Bizkit's official website.

Durst's message reads, "Our new guitarist, Mike Smith, ripped hard, we've been working with him for a while, he's dope."

The message also gives a hint about the content of the group's new album.

He adds, "The more the build-up continues, the more I realise how much depth this album has. It's not one-dimensional like others I'm hearing in this genre.

"And it doesn't sound like a pre-fabricated formula. It feels very honest and real to me. I'm sure you will feel the same. I'm getting excited."