In June 2011, Bennington revealed to Kerrang! that Linkin Park has begun working on new material for their next album. He explained, "We've been working on a new record for the past two months. The music is great and we're well ahead of where we're expecting to be. There aren't a whole lot of noises going on, but there are a lot of good songs. It will probably get a very polarized reaction. Which pleases me. As an artist, I want a reaction." The singer added that the band would be looking to tackle controversial topics on their new album, rather than the more personal subjects of their older material. "We've learned how to write serious songs and serious lyrics. We've learned how to deal with politics, faith and other things. Those are things that can get preachy really quickly, which we don't want to do. So you need to learn to talk to people and not at people", he said.
Rick Rubin will be producer of the new album. "Typically we'll have a once-a-week meeting to go listen to the songs that they're coming up with and talk about them. For so early in the project, they are much further along than they have been on the last two albums we did. On A Thousand Suns there were still a lot of irons in the fire. We knew, 'OK, we can't do this forever. Let's leave this batch and we'll come back and address it when we start up again.'", Rubin said.
What do you think, what Chester meant when he said ,,there aren't a whole lot of noises going on,,?How will album sound...and other!!!
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I don't really think that the new album will come out this or next year. I would actually say 2013, because they are on tour again in september and an album takes long. We'll see, but I don't really want to agree with the "rushed mess".
I can't wait for a new album, linkin park are epic and I look forward to seeing what they come up with. I don't expect the new album until 2012 unfortunately but that does mean that it won't be rushed, which no-one wants because everyone wants linkin park producing music like they have done over the last few years. That is, refined, flawless and awesome.I have been eagerly awaiting this annoucement !