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Linkin Park unveil new album details

Linkin Park

Story by Jack Foley

LINKIN Park will release their new, as-yet untitled third album on April 30.

The LP will be their long-awaited follow up to 2003’s Meteora and the news comes on the week that the band were confirmed as one of the headline acts for this year’s Download Festival.

The LP has been produced by former Johnny Cash collaborator Rick Rubin along with co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda.

Dual frontman Chester Bennington described the album as “dark and spooky, poppy and very melodic” in a statement on the band’s website.

He added: “We’re straying away from a lot of the predictable sounds we’ve had in the past. But there’s no question in your mind when you hear it that it’s Linkin Park.”

Commenting on the collaboration with Rubin, Bennington added that it had helped to deliver “a stripped down, classic-rock and hip-hop kind of feel”.

“We’re using vintage guitars and drums made out of wood and skin for a more tribal sound. It’s definitely not nu-metal,” he concluded.

Download festival goers look set to be among the first to hear the new material in live form – although expect a number of intimate dates to be announced as warm-ups for Download.

  1. Superb, that’s the only thing I can say about the LP.

    Arush Yadavi    Feb 6    #