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Name: Wes Borland  
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Date of Birth: 8th February 1975
Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Profession: Composer
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Wes Borland (born February 7, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is the guitarist in the rock band Limp Bizkit as well as The damning well, Goatslayer and Big Dumb Face.

Borland's family moved to Florida where his father took a pastoral job at a Presbyterian Church. In Florida, Borland met bassist Sam Rivers at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts high school in Jacksonville and when Limp Bizkit was forming Sam threw out his name, stating he was more of an artist than a guitarist, but the band bit and that was that. On stage, Borland was known for his eccentricity, frequently wearing elaborate face paint and black-tinted contact lenses.

On October 12, 2001, Borland left Limp Bizkit because, he claims, the band limited his ability to express himself artistically (There were also rumours that Wes believed the band had become a "sell-out" band, and were becoming too popular for their own good). Before leaving Bizkit he formed the band Big Dumb Face as an outlet for his creativity. Big Dumb Face has since been put to the side. Borland then started the band Eat the Day with his brother, Scott Borland. Wes refers to Eat the Day as a "professional version of Goatslayer," a band with which Borland played prior to his career with Limp Bizkit.

During this down period, Wes also began production on his solo album with friend and producer Danny Lohner of Nine Inch Nails fame. He was also featured twice on the Underworld soundtrack: once on a remix version of the A Perfect Circle song "Weak and Powerless" and another time on the song "The Awakening" with a supergroup of sorts called The Damning Well. The group features Wes Borland on guitars, Danny Lohner on bass, Richard Patrick on vocals and Josh Freese on drums.

In August 2004, Wes Borland rejoined Limp Bizkit. He worked on the their latest album The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1), released on May 3rd, 2005. Borland has also recently contributed guitar work to Rob Zombie's next upcoming album, as well as continuing to work on his solo album, currently expected for release in summer or autumn 2005.

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