While the album title wasn't official at first - It's now out in the open; Linkin Park is set to return with The Hunting Party on June 14th.
The band were working on the soundtrack for an upcoming film called Mall, directed by Joe Hahn. In an interview with Fuse, Mike Shinoda stated they began working on their sixth album.
Linkin Park is scheduled to perform at Download Festival on June 14, 2014, where they will play their debut album Hybrid Theory in its entirety for the first time. Linkin Park confirmed that they will headline Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in 2014, along with Metallica, Kings of Leon, and Iron Maiden. They will also headline with Iron Maiden again at the Greenfield Festival in 2014.
Shinoda recently hinted in a status update on his blog that the sixth album will be released in during 2014. On March 6, 2014, the band released their new single, "Guilty All the Same", which features American rapper Rakim, from the upcoming studio album through Shazam. The band's sixth studio album was later revealed to be titled as The Hunting Party, and it is set to be released on June 14, 2014.
Speaking about the band's sixth album to Noisey, Mike Shinoda said: "What's worked for us in the past is stick to our guns as far as what our creative vision is, spend a lot of time on it, and really craft it. On this record we spent six months in the studio, probably six more out of the studio in addition, just coming up with demos and throwing them away."
He added: "In contrast to that, there was a pop artist who I won't name who was in the studio while we were doing our record—they showed up for three days. Day one they showed up for thirty minutes, day two they showed up for fifteen, and day three they neglected to show up at all. The song was done."
Here's the latest single, Rebellion.
Chester tweeted that he might debut a new track from THP on Zane Lowe TONIGHT. 19:00 PM!
I think it is either Rebellion or Final Masquerade. Hopefully it will be Rebellion since I don’t want to ruin Final Masquerade for me xD
Rebellion has appeared on Russian iTunes, as per usual, you can hear a preview of it on there.
I’m assuming that Rebellion is going to be debuted on Zane Lowe!
YESSSSSSSSSS IT IS REBELLION!!!!! XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD How does the snippet sound? Atm I can’t really listen to it so gonna use proxy xD
CHESTER IS ON ZANE LOWE NOW! http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_one GO GO GO
Well, Adam, I’m reporting a leak of Rebellion on Kingdom Leaks, Merry Christmas!
MERRY CHRISTMAS MY DEAR FELLOW LP FAN! :)
They’re playing now GATS.
Next I bet he is gonna ask Chester a few more questions and then play Rebellion!
http://youtu.be/AbqrHMno2Yk rebellion full song on YouTube
It got removed xD
Oh what the fuck that didn’t even sound like LP. That was…bloody amazing. Blew me the fuck away. Holy shit.
Linkin Park posted Rebellion on YouTube.
very nice song. Awesome drums and guitars. I also liked very the two-part voices. Hype level 1000 :DD
Rob has always been an awesome drummer. Good to see him pushing himself a bit!
I am also expecting Final Masquerade to be released before the release of the album.
Speculated to be released 9th June
Great song! Too bad Daron does not sing. That would have been awesome. But overall, great track. :)
MetalHammer has posted their full, track-by-track review of The Hunting Party.
I’m surprised to read that they actually loved this album and gave it a positive. Metalhammer basically shits on everything LP released which’s a bummer. I love this one though. Still, KTTK sounds fucking epic. ALITS too.
got 3 pre order singles :D
Prince Williams is a fan of LP.
CAN.NOT.WAIT Leak NOW please!
I double this
It’ll be within a week most likely, we’re in the home stretch!
Yup. With the amount of people who are able to listen to it right now for review purposes, it’s likely it could leak at any time between now and release.
I just hope it’s tomorrow xd
Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t both LT and ATS leak 3 days before their worldwide release dates? THP is being released June 13th in Germany I believe, so I’m guessing the leak comes around June 10th.
LT leaked 5 or 11 days before its release. It was streamed on iTunes 5 days before the release .
Man,I really hope you’re right! The anticipation is killing me!
I hope I’m right myself. Lol.
I hate to be one of those fans that is hoping they go back to their “older style,” because I honestly believe that the only critics musicians should consider when making music are themselves. Even though sometimes I may not like a musical direction a band has moved in, I respect that is the type of the music they wanted to make at the time. Having said that, Meteora is my jam and I haven’t been too keen on much they’ve made since, with the exception of a few songs. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard one of the singles, nice to see them breaking away from the transformer soundtrack.
Could not agree more!
Alright so after a lot of checkings (Thank God hasitleaked still have older albums listed) I’ve seen that 11 days before the US release and 5 days before the EU release LIVING THINGS has leaked. I think it will leak this weekend.
I have a good feeling it will too, but I think under different circumstances. The reason Living Things leaked was due to a mistake with iTunes releasing files earlier then the release date. I doubt the same mistake will happen twice… But with the sheer amount of people who has access to the album already for press, and the fact that the album comes out at a bunch of different dates across the world (In theory, shipping a week or so before to store) I think we can expect to see it any minute now ^.^;
Atm I’m extremely on a bad health condition and if it would leak I’d be so happy
Very exited for ”War”. A punk rock song by Linkin Park? Bring it on! :D
Can someone change the video on this page to their latest single Rebellion?
Yes please <,< Anyone? I wish I could edit the albums here already .-.
The Suspense is killing me….
Altwire did a review on The Hunting Party.
Urgh I’m dying I need this to leak already
I’d really like to study for exams… but I’m struggling because I spend almost my entire day checking for a Hunting Party leak :'(
I really hope this album leaks soon, i’m going to buy it on cd regardless of how brilliant it is.. I’ve listened to every album at least twice in preperation! Ahhh come on LP!
Same lol did it with LIVING THINGS gonna do it aswell on this album and next ones
I listened to Hybrid Theory yesterday and today I’m listening to A Thousand Suns, just basically listening to one album a day. :p
I think it is very rare to find an LP fan who can listen to all of their albums front to back. I’m one of them lol.
You’re not alone, buddy. *Hi5*
Haha,its actually kind of funny that all three of us think so alike..I believe we have something, I like to call, LP fever!
Same here! Listening to all the albums. My god LP come on guys!
Its killing me that its not out yet holy cheese and crackers