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Linkin Park debut new single and album artwork

With the new Linkin Park single being officially released tomorrow, the band have presented fans with a chance to hear the song with a new lyric video released alongside an album teaser titled 'LP 2K12 Trailer'. You can watch both videos below. 

The track is the first to be taken from the band's new album 'Living Things', which is due for release on June 25 in the UK and June 26 in the US. The record is the follow-up to the band's 2010 fourth album 'A Thousand Suns'. 

Artwork for the album, features a dark coloured human figure shedding a white skin with the phrase 'Dedicated to wherever music lives' alongside the band's logo and album title.


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Speaking about the forthcoming release Linkin Park's rapper Mike Shinoda says: 'People would be surprised to learn how much of a sense of humor we have about ourselves.  There are things we've done in our career that we wouldn't do now, but they felt right at the time.  It's like opening a drawer and finding an old pair of bell bottoms, going, 'Oh my God, I can't believe I went to school wearing that"

Frontman Chester Bennington also spoke to Kerrang!: "With this album, we've incorporated a lot of guitar work with big choruses and the heavier electronic stuff to give it that really big wall of sound feeling without getting too metal. This will be more familiar to people than 'A Thousand Suns' was, were we like'… We're just going to go bonkers."

"All of our songs take these really big creative turns and twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as a melody or some musical chord progressions. Other times, they'll start out as beats, and the next thing you know they kind of evolve over the course of the making of the album."





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