Linkin Park's New Album Expected Late 2010
Linkin Park switched gears in their most recent album ‘Minutes to Midnight’ from 2007. The band’s leap into popularity began even before the release of their first album as they built up their own fan-base. This style change from their previous albums (Hybrid Theory and Meteora) left some fans dissapointed, but still others were intrigued.
Now, Linkin Park has announced that their brand new album, formery expected as early as June of 2010, is to be released towards the end of this year. Mike Shinoda himself told MTV that him and Rick Rubin would be producing the album. He also brought into the light Linkin Park’s plans to move this album into an entirely new direction. Side projects like lead-singer Chester Bennington’s album release ‘Out of Ashes’ from his band ‘Dead By Sunrise’ has left room for Linkin Park to work with new material.
Their new 2010 album isn’t expected to be a ‘Meteora’ or even a ‘Minutes to Midnight’ but something today’s music is yet to even have a taste of. Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park stated, “…It's hard to place. People keep asking me, 'What does it sound like?' and it's hard to describe. When people hear it, they're going to have a tough time saying that it falls into a category.” Linkin Park has also announced that with the release of their album creeping closer and closer, their first tour of 2010 will begin in Germany. From what Linkin Park has previously showed us through their music, many fans can anticipate the new 2010 album being not only successful but what could be called a work of art that many musicians today can only dream upon creating.