The wait is almost over Linkin Park fans, we have the latest studio update from Mike Shinoda on the new Linkin Park album. Listed as one of our most anticipated Rock/Metal albums to look forward to this year, Linkin Park announced that their new album is heading our way earlier than expected, possibly this Summer!

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Mike Shinoda gave a detailed update on his blog, stating that:

“As most Linkin Park fans know, the sound of each album is usually quite different from the last,”blogs Mike.  ”The new album is no exception.  But as usual, the album’s sound twists and turns as it is created, so any attempt at estimating what it sounds like today would be silly.  The moment I tell you it sounds like “X”, the songs will automatically take a drastic turn and evolve into something different within a week.


But what I can tell you is I’m inspired.  We’re inspired.


The band is trying all kinds of things we haven’t before.  First of all, we’re not in the same studio.  All our previous albums (except MTM) were recorded at the same studio; this album is not being done there.  All our previous albums were done with a producer at the helm; this album has largely been self-produced.  We normally write in an organized and regimented style, recorded into the computer; this album has been the product of a mix of focused experimentation and free form jamming.  We’re even tracking parts to tape instead of going exclusively digital.

Sounds like the guys are staying true to their colours and will be heading into another new direction once again.

He Continues…

I’ve been spending 10-12 hours a day in the studio–jamming, experimenting, writing, recording, re-writing, re-recording…searching for the sound that truly captures where we’re at as a band right now.  Something bold and energetic.  Something with a balance between the chaos and order.

As ever, we’re digging deep to craft the best songs that will set the tone for the next step, that will draw a line between what we’re doing and everything else.