New Linkin Park Album in 2012
2012-03-23 by Jeremy Bentham | 121 Comments

Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington recently stated in an interview that the band is hard at work on their fifth studio album in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin, and that that this album will sound "more familiar" as opposed to 2010's A Thousand Suns.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington is opening up about the band’s upcoming, fifth studio album, and unlike past albums, he says the guys didn’t feel pressure to “break out of the nu-metal box” with this assortment. That mindset, he says, resulted in a more comfortable recoding experience.

Overall, Bennington promises a more familiar set: “With this album, we’ve incorporated a lot of guitar work with big choruses and the heavier electronic stuff to give it that really big wall of sound feeling without getting too metal,” he told Kerring! “This will be more familiar to people than ‘A Thousand Suns’ was, where we were like ‘ …We’re just going to go bonkers.”

He then addressed the “nu-metal” issue: “Over the previous two records, we were trying hard to break out of the nu-metal box that we’d found ourselves in. It’s very easy to characterize us as that based on ‘Hybrid Theory’ and ‘Meteora’, but we knew there was more to us than that. With the exception of the metal guitar tone we had on the first two records – which, I think is the reason that a lot of people really like the band – I feel like we’ve found a place where we’ve become in our skin.”

Bennington also says the guys are moving away from politically-charged lyrics on the upcoming release. “We’ve been writing a lot about relationships. We’re not a political band, we’re a socially minded band,” he said. “We try to look at things that we find in the world that we’d like to see more of, or that we’d like to see less of.” Linkin Park are currently working on their fifth album in Los Angeles and are shooting to release it this summer.


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Aphrodisiac
March 23rd 2012

1739 Comments


ugh no

well i guess it could be a nice surprise. We'll see

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 23rd 2012

49788 Comments


pinkin lark

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CoConi
March 23rd 2012

48 Comments


I honestly ask myself if those bands really like their own music...

OurNumbers
March 23rd 2012

122 Comments


Seems interesting. Wonder how it'll come out.

TooLateToGoBack
March 23rd 2012

1753 Comments


Could it possibly top ATS in the garbage department?

we'll see.

17WordHaiku
March 23rd 2012

74 Comments


"without getting too metal"

m/ >.< m/

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Killerhit
March 23rd 2012

5209 Comments


unlike past albums, he says the guys didn’t feel pressure to “break out of the nu-metal box” with this assortment.

he says the guys didn’t feel pressure to “break out of the nu-metal box”

the guys didn’t feel pressure to “break out of the nu-metal box”

pressure to “break out of the nu-metal box”

“break out of the nu-metal box”

pizzamachine
March 23rd 2012

12571 Comments


So it'll be nu-metal without the metal? Will suck.

DraconForsaken
March 23rd 2012

92 Comments


Be'lakor's new album is out on June 4th, don't really care what Linkin Park is doing anymore.

“With this album, we’ve incorporated a lot of guitar work with big choruses and the heavier electronic stuff to give it that really big wall of sound feeling without getting too metal,”

I almost wish they'd go Industrial.

Killerhit
March 23rd 2012

5209 Comments


I almost wish they'd just go away

BallsToTheWall
March 23rd 2012

44164 Comments


Too good for nu-metal ehhh.. what a bunch of faggots.

PistolPete
March 23rd 2012

3556 Comments


It's nice to see that he's not ignorant and actually is keenly aware of how negatively ppl reacted to their last two albums. I respect him for that, although I'm pretty sure LP is so far beyond what they once were that they've forgotten even how to go back.

Digging: Nothing More - Nothing More

lucasjcockcroft
March 23rd 2012

3702 Comments


they can write some catchy material though.

wacknizzle
March 23rd 2012

12622 Comments


Okay, so I'm guessing this will just be a complete rehash of Hybrid Theory as is every Linkin Park album since then.

Band needs to figure out how to play different notes or quit playing music because everything they do sounds the same. I'm pretty they've exhausted every arrangement D minor has to offer.

Digging: Systems - Ghost Medicine

EvoHavok
March 23rd 2012

1338 Comments


I wonder how this will turn out. I still enjoy the first two albums a lot.

Digging: Ningen-Isu - Burai Houjou

lucasjcockcroft
March 23rd 2012

3702 Comments


CUZ IM ABOUT TO BREAK

KSK1
March 23rd 2012

4072 Comments


If they went back to the Hybrid Theory/Meteora sound I would listen to it. Almost solely for nostalgia but that's better than nothing.

lancebramsay
March 23rd 2012

1585 Comments


CUZ IM ABOUT TO BREAK [2]

xxjcon7xx
March 23rd 2012

40 Comments


A Thousand Suns is an awesome album. Very different and interesting, the only LP album I'd really ever throw on.

iamSeraph
March 23rd 2012

857 Comments


sounds good.

Digging: Everley - The Tyger and the Lamb

Spec
March 23rd 2012

27054 Comments


I'll bet it's gonna be all like I JUST WAAANNNAAA DIIIIEEEEEE

skoopy48
March 23rd 2012

1435 Comments


I seem to be in the minority that actually enjoyed a thousand suns. Looking forward to this

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 23rd 2012

21575 Comments


ATS is my favourite album by them. I never really loved their other stuff

Digging: Septicflesh - Communion

mastille
March 23rd 2012

532 Comments


I kind of lost hope for them after that transformers song

mastille
March 23rd 2012

532 Comments


WHEN THIS BEGAN
I had nothing to say and not get lost in the nothingness inside of me

skoopy48
March 23rd 2012

1435 Comments


I was confused...

IMZA1793
March 23rd 2012

843 Comments


I'M WITH YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mastille
March 23rd 2012

532 Comments


No that's avril lavigne

mastille
March 23rd 2012

532 Comments


and I let it all out to find that I'm not the only person with these things in mind

IMZA1793
March 23rd 2012

843 Comments


i tried so hard and got so far
but in the end it doesn't even matter
i had to fall to lose it all
but in the end it doesn't even matter


mastille
March 23rd 2012

532 Comments


those were good songs man
wore out after a while but worth a spin after 4 years

WashboardSuds
March 23rd 2012

4984 Comments


"I feel like we’ve found a place where we’ve become in our skin.”


sounds like a lyric they would write

Digging: Acid Bath - When the Kite String Pops

mastille
March 23rd 2012

532 Comments


I've put my trust in you
pushed as far as I can go
for all this there's only one thing you should know...

I'VE PUT MY TRUST IN YOU

fulgrim
March 23rd 2012

1542 Comments


wish these guys would just quit.

CrownOfMagnets
March 23rd 2012

2232 Comments


band gets way too much hate. people don't like albums 3 and 4 because they tried experimenting with different sounds... but if they just redid the first 2 albums people would say they suck because they all sound the same.

zaruyache
March 23rd 2012

5875 Comments


band gets way too much hate. people don't like albums 3 and 4 because they tried experimenting with whiny radio rock.


Fix'd that foar ewe sir.

Digging: Sunwolf - Beholden To Nothing And No One

Crymsonblaze
March 23rd 2012

7479 Comments


Actually Minutes to Midnight is the only one from them I kind of like

mastille
March 23rd 2012

532 Comments


Oh Minutes to Midnight wore out the fastest for me
Especially What I've Done
While I'm tired of both 30stm's A Beautiful Lie >>> Minutes to Midnight

simonpettersen
March 23rd 2012

272 Comments


I have so much respect for these guys. Hope they don't let me down, because now I'm curious.

Ending
March 23rd 2012

1889 Comments


If they went back to the Hybrid Theory/Meteora sound I would listen to it. Almost solely for nostalgia but that's better than nothing. [2]

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 23rd 2012

30873 Comments


A Few More Suns

Digging: FaltyDL - In The Wild

ridingchillwaves
March 23rd 2012

93 Comments


brocore

wacknizzle
March 23rd 2012

12622 Comments


Just like before...

Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break!
I need a little room to breathe
'Cause I'm one step closer to the edge
And I'm about to break!

Dreakon
March 23rd 2012

349 Comments


I think people are missing the most important part of this. This album will be about relationships.

Yaaaaay!

Ikarus14
March 23rd 2012

532 Comments


A Thousand Suns actually grew on me after a while. This new album should be interesting.

Loanshark
March 23rd 2012

333 Comments


I'VE BECOME SO NUMBBBBBBBBBBB

sixdegrees
March 23rd 2012

16794 Comments


YOU TRY TO TAKE THE BEST OF ME, GO AWAY!!!!

Digging: Ted Nugent - Shutup&jam!

bloc
March 23rd 2012

34675 Comments


"More familiar" my ass

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Hospital
March 23rd 2012

2024 Comments


come on, this might be good

Digging: Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

WhiteNoise
March 23rd 2012

3044 Comments


A thousand suns wasn't even that bad. They were the first band I ever got into...I would never go to one of their shows and I can't say I listen to them anymore but I still give each new album a listen, they seem like cool dudes too.

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HypedMerchant
March 23rd 2012

329 Comments


I'm sort of looking forward to this although I'm not a huge fan.

Hospital
March 23rd 2012

2024 Comments


Honestly I never even gave A Thousand Suns a fair listen. I completely wrote it off. I'll be sure to give this upcoming album an unbiased listen

ncguitar
March 23rd 2012

2402 Comments


I have a feeling that they will try to mix Meteora with Dubstep.

foreverburning
March 24th 2012

74 Comments


I CAN'T FEEL YOU THEEEEERE!

IMZA1793
March 24th 2012

843 Comments


Will probably suck but maybe not as much as their last 2 albums

GeoffJesterPemberton
March 24th 2012

209 Comments


Simple Plan AND Linkin Park? This year is going to be so awesome.

Hospital
March 24th 2012

2024 Comments


one step closer to the edge and im about to jhjhjhjjhjhj BREAK WUBWUBWUBWUBRGRGRRGRGRGWAAAAHJAJAJJA WUUUUB

SHUT UP WHEN IM WUBBIN TO YOU

Irving
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2012

7140 Comments


"pinkin lark"

I lol-ed.

1ChrisRock
March 24th 2012

100 Comments


Oh haha I think "sounding too metal" is the least of their worries.

Hospital
March 24th 2012

2024 Comments


Reekin fart

NorskHelgen
March 24th 2012

1 Comments


Fucking die Chester. You're one of the worst things to happen to music period. You had a good thing going in Hybrid Theory and Meteora and you threw it away to make shit music. This music isn't diverse, it is not original. It's just plain horrible. If I walked around in high heels (I'm a dude) everywhere I went, that wouldn't make me creative or original just because the majority of guys don't do this. That just makes me fucked up. This "new" music can be labelled the same way. It's not good at all and there are more ways of altering your sound than just jumping to electronica. If this band wanted to depart from the sound that got them fans in the first place they should have just changed the bands name. The sooner Chester retires or dies the better.

zaruyache
March 24th 2012

5875 Comments


This guy knows his stuff.

thedougler
March 24th 2012

212 Comments


The ramblings of a man solely interested in money and what will play on the radio as opposed to making music for the sake of music

Badabanda
March 24th 2012

79 Comments


ugh no

TheFantasticDangler
March 24th 2012

1150 Comments


I think its ridiculous to even consider that theyre going to rival Hybrid or Meteora.

Also, Pinkin Lark = fingering birds

Emim
March 24th 2012

26495 Comments


Hope it's good, but have no expectations

BassDemon333
March 24th 2012

3350 Comments


I hope its at least decent

RangerTaffles
March 24th 2012

252 Comments


Gonna be real shit

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2012

49788 Comments


6/5

tresm87
March 24th 2012

624 Comments


hybrid theory will never be topped by them

Digging: Wovenwar -

Wolfhorde
March 24th 2012

12070 Comments


"I have a feeling that they will try to mix Meteora with Dubstep."
If that happens I believe I'm going to have to decapitate someone just for good measure.

Acanthus
March 24th 2012

9537 Comments


With this album, we’ve incorporated a lot of guitar work with big choruses and the heavier electronic stuff to give it that really big wall of sound feeling without getting too metal

Gang vocals and 80's synth, so let it be written, so let it be done.

Digging: The Cure - The Head on the Door

jackalope11
March 24th 2012

330 Comments


"Simple Plan AND Linkin Park? This year is going to be so awesome."

Let's not forget Creed, now.


Like my childhood band. Last couple albums sucked but I still love 'em.

Parallels
March 24th 2012

6640 Comments


GOD SAVE US EVERYONE

Dunpeal
March 24th 2012

3595 Comments


i remember the rumors around the time HT came out about how this band formed. supposedly they were the nu-metal N'Sync lol


this was before wikipedia and such

Dunpeal
March 24th 2012

3595 Comments


oh yeah, weren't they named Hybrid Theory in their demos? not known as LP yet

DreamAgain
March 24th 2012

245 Comments


Okay, so I'm guessing this will just be a complete rehash of Hybrid Theory as is every Linkin Park album since then.

Band needs to figure out how to play different notes or quit playing music because everything they do sounds the same. I'm pretty they've exhausted every arrangement D minor has to offer.


^

That is one of the dumbest comments of all time.

Of
All
Time

DreamAgain
March 24th 2012

245 Comments


OF ALL TIME.

amanwithahammer
March 24th 2012

396 Comments


They're not saying they're gonna completely go back to the Hybrid Theory sound. If they tried that, it would probably have less than desirable results (couch Anarchy, My Dear cough). Seriously though, I still love this band and I'm stoked to hear about something new so soon, considering ATS took four years.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2012

21575 Comments


wish these guys would just quit.

wish you'd just shut up

kenti123
March 24th 2012

126 Comments


HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh....... its linkin crap

TrstN01
March 24th 2012

800 Comments


As long as it sounds nothing like MTM, I'll be happy.

Tijnmans
March 24th 2012

353 Comments


If they go dubstep I'm gonna laugh my ass off!

surjoysufi
March 24th 2012

73 Comments


WHITE AMERICA , I COULD BE ONE OF YOUR KIDS!

ridingchillwaves
March 24th 2012

93 Comments


I guarantee they play the dubstep card.

it's in their nu-metal blood.

korn invented dubstep.

The7thVermicide
March 24th 2012

925 Comments


Nothing ,they make will ever be better than their first EP and the two first albums .After the mash up with Jay-Z they went downhill.

nash1311
March 24th 2012

1754 Comments


I watched Criminal Minds once and Reid talked about how music you listen to in like middle school shapes who you become and its what you relate to best or some shit. I realize its a TV show but i totally believe it because this band could record fart noises and I would eat that shit up.

Band rules and I'll listen to em til i die.

Goatlord
March 24th 2012

405 Comments


haha, you like criminal minds and linkin park. haha.

J0ckstrapsFTW
March 24th 2012

3652 Comments


Linkin park will never be as good as they were in hybrid theory and meterora

Trez
March 24th 2012

90 Comments


Sounds promising, but you never know.

The7thVermicide
March 24th 2012

925 Comments



Sounds promising, but you never know.


I don't trust in chester's words .

Shuyin
March 24th 2012

11169 Comments


gonna suck

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LepreCon
March 24th 2012

3591 Comments


Yup, gonna be piss.


Still gonna listen to it.

bbdmittenz
March 24th 2012

218 Comments


Exactly what the world needs. ANOTHER LP album.

Gowhenred
March 24th 2012

108 Comments


It'll be 3-3.5. Nothing too bad.

Ayon
March 24th 2012

160 Comments


At this point, they might as well just dress in mech-schoolgirl uniforms and totally bend to the will of their mostly weeabo fan base.

The7thVermicide
March 24th 2012

925 Comments



It'll be 3-3.5. Nothing too bad.

More like a 2,5

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
March 25th 2012

4507 Comments


Linkin Park is like my girlfriend's dildo. It's big, metal, and made for pussies.

RyanSmithers
March 25th 2012

70 Comments


I'm remotely curious. Will definitely check it out when they release something from it. Not getting my hopes up though.

Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness

surjoysufi
March 25th 2012

73 Comments


Ain't no man allowed in your bedroom. You're sleeping alone in bed · But check your window, ...

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 25th 2012

21575 Comments


Linkin Park is like my girlfriend's dildo. It's big, metal, and made for pussies.

they haven't been metal in almost a decade

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2012

30873 Comments


I can't imagine why a girl would want or need for something that was big and designed for pussies if she was in a relationship

Oh wait....

Myles7
March 25th 2012

169 Comments


lol

mastille
March 25th 2012

532 Comments


lol [2]

Motiv3
March 25th 2012

8920 Comments


this will suck probably

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

Atmos
March 25th 2012

8 Comments


I used to dig this band years ago, haha.

thumbcrusher
March 25th 2012

3578 Comments


What even is a 'linkin'?

Dreakon
March 25th 2012

349 Comments


The president.

thumbcrusher
March 25th 2012

3578 Comments


hey?!

rockandmetaljunkie
March 25th 2012

3302 Comments


Their swan song ?
Probably........

BallsToTheWall
March 25th 2012

44164 Comments


SHUT UP WHEN I'M TALKING TO YOU

ProjectFreak
March 26th 2012

1293 Comments


this will fall somewhere between sucking and decent and probably have one or two really great tracks, like every LP album

deathofasalesman
March 26th 2012

5810 Comments


I haven't listened to a full LP album since Meteora.

rockandmetaljunkie
March 26th 2012

3302 Comments


^
Keep it that way, you're not losing anything great.

techdeathkid
March 26th 2012

92 Comments


kvlt as fuck

deathofasalesman
March 26th 2012

5810 Comments


Didn't think so. Singles I hear on the radio are awful.

krig9412
March 26th 2012

792 Comments


Yes but you just...A Thousand Suns...released album...too soon...why bother...bwuh?

zrosschristian
March 26th 2012

281 Comments


O please, this band should've stopped a while ago. These guys haven't done anything good since Meteora. Some songs of MTM were alright, but they'll never touch what they did on Hybrid Theory.

VanitySeason
March 26th 2012

396 Comments


Meteora was the shit back in the day. Album will most definitely suck.

BSX
March 26th 2012

1633 Comments


WHITE AMERICA , I COULD BE ONE OF YOUR KIDS![2]

So I'm one of 6 people who like ATS

Digging: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

David Bereuther
April 3rd 2012

10 Comments


I will definitly give it a chance.



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