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.
Why.. Can’t.. This… Just LEAKKKK?! Ahhh i’m going insane!
I motherfucking five four triple double square this.
I need this album now! 4 songs is just not enough to fuel my addiction.
I high double this like my last comment did
I think It’s gonna leak late because of holiday on Monday. I speculate Thursday. Maybe Ill be wrong.. Pre-ordered it anyway. But damn I’m so excited
What holiday o.O
Just for a few European countries tho…
Why on earth would it leak because of a holiday?
He was claiming it would leak *late* because of it… But yeah, makes no sense at all.
Yeah I was thinking about that stupid comment
Sry for my “stupid” comment but I thought it could be already delivered to the stores on Monday and some employee could leak it but because of the holiday nobody works in Germany. So I supposed that it could leak on Thursday…
Anyone on any Linkin park type forum care to recommend this page? Would fn’ awesome!
I’m pretty sure most people on LPA and the like are pretty familiar with this place already ^.^:
Actually I always post this site when people ask if an album has leaked. I’ve got five members signed up already.
I’m calling 3 days before it’s earliest release which is on the 13th … So the leak – on the 10th . It’s what happened with a thousand suns when the albums shipped they got leaked. What happened with living things was a mistake by iTunes I doubt that’ll happen twice . The 10th people !! Watch this space . Also I’d like to say that I think this album could be one of there best to date top 3 material! THE HUNTING PARTY!!
Lol clearly someone is mad. I just don’t understand what a holiday has to connect with an album leaking.
Guy im not mad , im glad that someone like you is here who visits every hour this site and tells me the actual news :)
I contribute alot to Linkin Park because they’re my favorite band and I check this page 24/7 ever since THP was announced.
Some guy from the press has a copy of the album but he doesn’t want to leak it. :( http://www.alternativenation.net/?p=48741
Surely that means there are other copies out there? Someone will leak it if that’s the case… I hope!
This is such a tease!
Patience young ones.
Although it was rumor before, Final Masquerade has been confirmed as the next single –
Hope we see something surprising tonight at the Rock am Ring concert. :D
I don’t think they’ll perform it along with Rebellion because Mike confirmed they don’t have enough time to rehearsal these songs (Eurpean tour). Maybe American tour. But by then the album will be released.
Yeah, good point. But then again… It’s Linkin Park, the same band who threw away CD’s of Wastelands to the crowd and leaked the song on purpose. Who knows what they’ve got in mind for “Final Masquerade”? :P
It’s just a matter of days right now when’s the album is going to leak and I’m definitely not gonna listen to FM if it gets performed live tonight.
Yeah…hope the album leaks before FM gets debuted.
Agree with you on that. It has to leak either today or tomorrow. Lol.
And BTW, don’t know if this has been posted here before but “Until It’s Gone” music video is now officially under development –
Good to hear Daron playing some fresh music, but the next thing I wanna hear from him is SOAD.
“I’ve never been a coward, I’ve never seen blood. You told an ocean and I was lost in the flood. We were counting on a leader, we were driven by need. Couldn’t take temptation, we were blunted by greed. You were steady as a sniper, we were waiting on wire. So we never saw it coming when you ran from the fire. You could try intimidation, you could try to ignore. But when the time comes calling you’re going to get yours.” – Mike Shinoda, A Line In The Sand, The Hunting Party, 2014
Here’s the chorus of All For Nothing (Possible half of it):
“If I sell myself away I’ll have no debt to pay I’m gonna get what I deserve” -> I like this
War: “There’s no peace only war victory decides who is wrong or right it will not cease only grow you better be prepared to fight”
Mark the Graves: “No trace of what remains. No stones to mark the graves. Only memories we thought we could deny. The blood may wash away the scars will never fade at least I know somehow I made a mark” -> This one I really like too
Final Masquerade: “The light on the horizon was brighter yesterday, the shadows floating over, the skies began to fade, you said it was forever, but then it slipped away, standing at the end of the final masquerade.” -> I like this too
It seems they pretty stepped up their game in lyrics.
Sorry, but how are you getting these lyrics??
If you’re hearing something I’m not you have to tell me! haha
From reviews, mostly.
Give me The Hunting Party or give me death.
Final Masquerade is on kingdomleaks
Final Masquerade has leaked. :(
Final Masquerade leaked and sounds amazing!
I have avoided listening to Final Masquerade… Don’t really wanna ruin the album experience for myself. :P
I have it on my computer but I ain’t gonna listen to it. Trying real hard not to listen to it.
Haha, me too!
Oh boy, that takes a lot of willpower I guess and I ain’t gonna make it easier for you by saying that it’s really the best song of those already released from HP :D
Already read comments on the LPA saying it’s one of their best ballads/songs they’ve ever written. Such a tease. Bastards. xD
Not 100% of the fans gave a thumbs up to the previous 4 songs (which I listened to). This is killing me…lol
I caved and listened. I know I won’t be helping, but this is (in my opinion), the best song from the album I’ve heard so far.
I regret listening to Wastelands and Rebellion, lol. Just have to wait until the album leaks!
Don’t get too excited, final masquerade unfortunately kinda sucks..
I’ve listened to it .. It’s the other Ballad song .. The last slow song on the album yet to hear . Well from what I’ve read . And it’s better than.
Until it’s gone !! Amazing .
I wish Brett Buchanan or someone with the CD would just leak it.
The press get the album before others that is true but Warner watermarks them each individually. If they were to leak it Warner would know exactly who leaked it. Only way this leaks is from the packaging assembly line or retail store gets it early.
I need to have this album O______O
I’m so freaking excited for this album, but idk if I wanna get the leak or actually hear the album when i buy it :\
LOL Mike rapped “Hands Held High” over Remember the Name instrumental.
Final Masquerade song:
So far liking the 3 singles! I have high hopes for this album
ok now i’m not one to usually like linkin park’s ballad songs but final masquerade is nice. the melody is different for an lp song and it’s enjoyable and catchy. not my favourite of the 5 released but definitely a good outing. it only raises the hype more and more
but rebellion is a tune. daron steals the song