NEW ALBUM, “A THOUSAND SUNS,” OUT SEPTEMBER 14

No puzzles or hidden messages with this one. We’re excited to finally announce that our new album, A THOUSAND SUNS, will be released on September 14th.

The lead single for the album is called “The Catalyst.” It will be released on August 2nd.

Beginning tomorrow, July 9th, we’re teaming up with MySpace for “Linkin Park, Featuring You,” a contest which gives you the one-of-a-kind opportunity to be on our new album. We'll be giving you some audio from “The Catalyst,” and you get to take it from there; you can remix the parts, write something over them, or mute stuff and write something totally new. We may choose a remix of the song, and put it on the album…or, we may choose an amazing keyboardist, string quartet, guitarist, percussion group, or other musician, and invite them into the studio to play on one of our songs. No matter what instrument you play, you can win. We're open to anything good. All we ask is that you include any audible portion of any one of our stems in your submission.

Once you submit, the community (that's you) will vote, and the most popular stuff will rise to the top. Then, my bandmates and I will comb through the submissions, choose one winner, and they will be included on our album, A THOUSAND SUNS. Check out http://www.myspace.com/linkinpark for contest details.

I think I've said enough for now. Thanks for your continued support. We’ve got more announcements coming, so keep checking LinkinPark.com for updates.

-m

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Comment by Glenn Vredenburg on September 17, 2010 at 3:06am
Alrighty, so my previous comments on this album, where I stated it's not that good... the more I listen to it, the more it grows on me... I have to add that blackout is one of your BEST songs, and the dancy tune in the beginning, ain't half as bad... so my conclusion now is that, yes this album could actually work... Well Done BOYS
Comment by Corey Robinson on September 17, 2010 at 1:30am
Something Sound Garden would come out with if you replaced the guitars with turntables and samplers!
Comment by Corey Robinson on September 17, 2010 at 1:27am
maybe "CyborGrunge"
Comment by Insan 4IT on September 17, 2010 at 1:23am
I would describe the genre or concept as Radio-active TechnoMetal ....
Comment by Corey Robinson on September 17, 2010 at 1:16am
WOW Daniel Brittain... Your version of a "Christian" sounds pretty pathetic! I take it you didn't hear Mike straight looking for reasons to drop F-Bombs all over the album? Like he's making up for previous albums when he didn't cus at all! Like I said before Daniel, It sounds like you don't like the album, and not that you don't like this LP album. I know it sounds like I'm saying the same thing, but I'm not. Most people aren't mentally capable to separate the album from the band, but you really have to do this to see if your opinion is trully sound. Meaning, is your opinion derived from your preconceived expectations of what this LINKIN PARK album SHOULD sound like, OR if the same music had been recorded by a no-name band, and you heard it, would you still not like it? If you would like it, then you are guilty of trying to stuff musicians into a box of "cans" and "can'ts". People who do that are kinda small minded. They are sheep. Remember, there are no bands, only albums. That would free every musician to explore whatever they want (just don't go gay!), Honestly, Daniel, you are no longer a LP fan. Your fan status has been downgraded to "Hybrid Theory - Minutes To Midnight" fan. It's only logical to say you are a fan of a band if everything from said band you actually like. The down grade isn't a bad thing, but now you no longer feel the need to try to confine LP into a small, mainstream box. You have the other albums to full your need of that. See...I just set you free! How do you feel? I know it feels a little weird, but you will get used to knowing growing organisms don't stay the same. Music is organic (even though I know this album is more like a cyborg!), and accepting that living things change, instead of trying to fight it, will allow you to sleep better at night. That's what we all want, really.
Comment by Daniel brittain on September 16, 2010 at 11:58pm
LP has changed way to much to a point where I will not play any of this album because it sounds like Christian rock. I'm disappointed and your last concert would have sucked had you not played any of the songs that made you famous. So is LP a boy band or Christian rock now ? Amen amen amen amen amen amen oh god bless me too........please really
Comment by Corey Robinson on September 16, 2010 at 3:32pm
Honestly, if they are running out of ideas, they should come out with an album that every song was written (music) was written by a fan. Not a song writer, but a fan of the band. I have a few songs to throw their way! there are really into collaboration and stuff. That would be cool. They could take all the submissions, and pick the song ideas they want to use. That would be cool.
Comment by Corey Robinson on September 16, 2010 at 3:26pm
OK! I know that everybody on this blog has been waiting for me to check out the album, and give my opinion on it. Now, yes.... it is different than previous albums. Not a bad different. Like I said previously, if this was the first album from a new band, would I like it? Yes. Would I listen to it again and again... yes. A lot of electronic stuff going on, especially drum wise. There alot of great melodies through out the album, and it will be interesting how these songs will be performed live. LP had been know to change up and remix their songs for a live show. Over all, I think it is a good album that I would listen to in my car, find myself singing the lyrics or rapping the words. I think that "The Catalyst" is is their bridge song that most closely resembles previous material, which is probably why it was released first. The second song I heard on the radio was "Robot Boy", which is a slower more melodic song, which has great potencial live. Over all, It was a risky album to make, seeing as how most "Linkin Park" fans won't like it, because they have their preconceived ideas of what Linkin Park should sound like. It's Marketing and Artistic Expression clashing together. I'm sure LP's label would love for them to keep cranking out "Hybrid Theory"s, but that's not on the bands agenda. It's their choice. On a lower level, remember when they were recording "Minutes to Midnight", and they said that they were recording all these song ideas that most of it was crap and we would never hear it. I think we heard the best of that stuff on this album! But I like it.
Comment by omar ahmed ebrahim elbatawy on September 16, 2010 at 1:17pm
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Comment by Eric on September 16, 2010 at 12:56pm
Plain and simple, I don't like this album at all. I came to expect a certain sound from LP and this definitely didn't deliver. You guys more than have the right to do whatever you want, but you lost a fan with this album. Hopefully the next one can win me back.

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