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.
final masquerade is aamazing. Holding back my tears for this song
There best ballad song … It might take a few fans more than one listen to truly appreciate it cos it’s so different . But I’m very happy they made this song . Extremely good rock ballad song , one they needed to make . There is nothing they can’t do !
exactly man! Hopefully they make more like this
I agree ! So far these are my ratings for each song and I’m going to be a bit harsh on wastelands even tho it is a fun song…… Guilty all the same – 5/5. Rebellion – 5/5. Final masquerade- 5/5. Until it’s gone – 4/5 . Wastelands 4/5 . … But I’m very confident that the songs left to hear are the best yet to come . I’m especially looking forward to – keys to the kingdom, mark the graves, & line in the sand . P.s leak already haha
It has to leak
After HT and Meteora, I liked M2M but i needed a lot of time to used to the new sound, then I really hated ATS until today and about Living Things I have to say that it doesn’t sound nothing bad, I really liked it, at the same level of M2M.
But after listening Final Masquerade I can say that the finally have found the perfect balance between Meteora and M2M. I’ve never been so excited with a new album of Linkin Park
Final Masquerade has leaked.
Yeah we already know that mate xD
Couldn’t help but to notice a level 1 user reported the album as leaked…. any help?!
yeah! Maybe Adam will know more when he comes. I did not find anything on internet yet
Yeah, I am downloading pretty much everything from the last day to see what i can find. Will let you know.
I’m looking everywhere, not seeing the album.
Yeah looks like its bogus, although there a few pages on a certain site that “Have been removed due to copyright request from the owner.”
or someone trolled us? :(
I actually think it was leaked, but they jumped on it straight away. Just by what i have been finding. I suspect we will have it tomorrow.
It’s fake. When you download it, it’s encrypted with a password which you require to download off a survey website.
Would love for this to leak today but sadly I don’t think it will until Wednesday or Thursday unless it streams on a site before that is highly probable …if they were smart they would send the digital album to people who pre-ordered on Tuesday so then at least they released it before it got “leaked”
The album releases at some countries on June 13rd which is a Friday so no way it won’t leak before Thursday.
Is this legit?
what song is this then?
That’s the tune for “Across The Line” From LP Underground 9
Thank you. Was drawing a blank. I knew that I knew that scream, but couldn’t think of the song.
No problem :) I Think I found that video yesterday and I was excited until it loaded :( There’s also a 3 second clip of what is supposed to be KTTK but I wouldn’t know
Actually it was War… but I can’t find it now… think it’s been taken down
[Admin edit: Removing the MP4 link, might be a copyright issue]
Confirmed by Derek (LPAssociation admin) that it’s fake.
The latest this will leak will probably be on friday, since it will be released in some countries in Europe on that day.
Once it comes out in other countries it will be extremely easy to obtain. Friday is the absolute latest we’ll be hearing it!
Exactly my thinking.
I don’t know if I can survive until then… That would actually be amazing because technically that wouldn’t be a leak! The album would have released
Well yeah technically, but I’m expecting it anytime now.
I think that the album will be leaked this Wednesday. Warner has to ensure that all stores have stock on Friday, so hopefully they will start to distribute from Wednesday.
MTV premiered Final Masquerade. http://www.mtv.com/artists/linkin-park/
5 songs was leaked.. that’s a record.. Final Masquerade & Rebellion are epic!
They weren’t leaked, they were intentionally debuted as singles. But 5 singles before the records release is definitely a new record xD
you’re right, my mistake.. however, too much songs, i’m happy dude
So I see it says leaked by one level 1 user. How often are those a false alarm?
Most of the time. By the time a real leak gets reported here, the big sites like New Album Releases or Kingdom Leaks usually have it the real thing already. Which they do not for his album yet.
It should leak any day now
Thought as much.
I still can’t believe it didn’t leak lol
You do know that the admins from those sites are high-level members here reporting stuff?
It’s on 3 now which according to the site means it’s leaked, however I have no clue how the level 1 users are verified or if they even are.
Been scouring the net and have nothing so far in the usual places. We shall have to wait and see I guess.
I’ve been waiting for this since Living Things leaked. This is just unbearable now :(
Hopefully this goes back to the Hybrid Theory sound that I fell in love with back in 2000. Granted I’m an old fogey compared to most of Linkin Park’s listeners now…at age 30.
I don’t think they’ll ever go back to the Hybrid Theory style, it would be great, but I personally love the unpredictability of the band as you don’t often see an established band/artist with such a diverse catalogue.
It’s not Nu-metal so you’re gonna be disappointed.
Well, so long as its “harder” than Living Things or A Thousand Suns I’ll be happy
And it is harder than both the previous albums, now to wait for a lossless version.
2 level 1 users have now reported it as leaked…. anyone find it yet?
Can these two leak reports really be an accident??
It says 4 now.
4 Level 1 users reported it!
Three level one users have reported leak apparantly only 3 level one users need to report it but still nothing
None of those reports were legit. Glad we have our trust level system so you didn’t get excited for a fake leak.
I never trust those level 1 users.
It’s past 3 now which according to the site means it’s leaked, however I have no clue how the level 1 users are verified or if they even are.
I have been constantly checking around the net and haven’t found anything yet. We shall have to wait and see I suppose.
Interesting result at the bottom of google search.
“In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page.”
That has nothing to do with a proper leak. The label and Google auto ban stuff, even if its not legit. Case in point Has it leaked, even we have been effected by this.
This has got to be it… (if this is a joke I’m gonna be pretty annoyed)
I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Until that No changes to a yes I’m just assuming the reports are currently unverified.
Yeah, you’re probably right Blobsy. I’m so anxious right now!
We’re being trolled.
While you guys wait, just wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time and recommend this page on a metal/linking park/music forum, or on Twitter and Facebook.
We’re right here waiting with you!
thank you as well!
Mojib, any verification on the leak reports?