A “dark drama” that follows the empty and sordid lives of various mall-goers who are brought into stark relief when a disgruntled former tuxedo shop employee goes on a massive killing spree. It will feature the music of Linkin Park.
Electornic rockers Linkin Park have released a stream of “Guilty All The Same”, the first single from their upcoming as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, which is the follow-up to 2012′s Living Things. The track was premiered through Shazam and features rapper Rakim. To listen to the track, simply tag any Linkin Park song in Shazam and you’ll get the option to check it out.
The band states, “Millions of people use Shazam everyday to gain an understanding of the music they hear in their own lives, including us. The idea of a musically engaged community hearing our brand new single “Guilty All The Same” (feat. Rakim) early, was extremely exciting to us.”
Electronic rock band Linkin Park has released a short in-studio video (probably filmed on a cellphone) that features a clip of new music. From the very short clip, it actually sounds pretty intense. It’s definitely heavier than the vast majority of songs the band has released over the last several years. Head on down to give it a listen.
In the clip, there is a brief moment where guitarist Brad Delson has a yellow pad in front of him that has the words “The Hunting Party” written on it. It also has the numbers “6 14″. It’s easy to speculate that “The Hunting Party” could be the name of the album. However June 14th is a hard sell on a release date as that falls on a Saturday and albums almost always are released on Tuesdays.
Electronic heavy hard rock band Linkin Park will be releasing a new album this summer, according to member Mike Shinoda. The album will be the follow up to 2012′s Living Things (review).
Shinoda states, “All our previous albums were done with a producer at the helm; this album has largely been self-produced.” Also, he comments on how each album sounds different from each other, adding, “…new album is no exception.”
For the full comment and an Instagram photo of the band in the studio, head below. READ MORE
RosalineSima and Triple Q apparently had some free time on their hands and decided that Linkin Park‘s Chester and Mike weren’t cut out to be the band’s vocalists anymore. Instead, they opted for South Korean mega sensation Psy fit the bill a bit better. So they went ahead and snatched out the vast majority of the original vocalists’ tracks from the smash 2000 album Hybrid Theory and replaced them all with “Gangnam Style”. Every. Single. Track.
Head on below to listen to the playlist.
Platinum selling alt-rockers Linkin Park are entering the world of social media gaming by releasing LP Recharge, a Facebook game set to drop on September 12th. The game will feature a musical score by the band as well as the ability to unlock a new song entitled “A Light That Never Comes”, which features Steve Aoki. Registration is currently open here.
The game synopsis states that it, “…is set in the not-too-distant future where humans have depleted all natural resources on the planet and what little energy stores remain have been seized by machines and an elite minority. Players join cooperatively to battle their captors and recharge the world with clean energy.”
Below is a trailer for the game and a teaser for “A Light That Never Comes”. READ MORE
Rockers Stone Temple Pilots have announced the release date for their new EP ‘High Rise’, which will feature Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. The EP, which comes out October 18th via 13Star Records, will feature five new tracks, including “Out Of Time”, which was released earlier this year. The band has also released the EP artwork, which you can see below.
Bassist Robert DeLeo comments, “We’re really thankful to all the people listening to our music that made this happen. It feels great on so many levels.”
STP will embark on a N. American tour beginning on September 4th and will feature Filter as the opening act on nearly all the dates. The full schedule is below. READ MORE
Singer Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver) has been sued by his former bandmates from Stone Temple Pilots for being regularly late for performances during the 20th anniversary tour as well as missing promotional gigs. They also state that Weiland “refused to communicate with other bandmembers in [an] attempt to hijack the tour”.
Weiland was officially fired from STP in February when the remaining members released a statement that simply said, “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”
Since then the band has recorded a new song entitled “Out Of Line” with Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. A free download of the song can be found here/ It is unclear whether or not Bennington is officially the new lead singer or was just a guest for this track. You can listen to “Out Of Line” below as well as get more information. READ MORE
Thrash metal legends Anthrax recently announced the shocking news that lead guitarist Rob Caggiano had quit the band, just a month before a heavy touring schedule was set to begin. However, the band also stated that they would not be hosting auditions for a new lead guitarist. The reason for that is now obvious as it has been announced that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will be filling in as lead guitarist while the band tours over the next few months.
Scott Ian states, “Jon is a bro and he’s also a total fucking ripper. I’ve worked with him twice before on side projects and he tears it up. I’m excited to have him on my right burning up the stage with Anthrax. 13′s gonna be a good year.”
Donais adds, “I grew up on Anthrax, they’re the thrash scene, they’re one of The Big Four, I’d be crazy to not want to play with them. Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band, and asked if I’d be interested in filling in. Then Scott called me and everything fell into place. Rob and I are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts, so he’s being great. I also have to give special thanks to my band – Brian, Matt, Jason and Ed – who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this.”
You can see all tour dates that Donais will be on below. READ MORE
While I wish I could focus entirely on the best offerings of 2012, I have to let you know about my worst albums of the year as well. Some of the albums below took me several listens to realize that they were lacking while others I knew right away were terrible. But in the end, these were albums that disappointed on a great many levels. Check ‘em out below.
Scala & Kolacny Brothers have released a video for their cover of Linkin Park‘s “My December”. The track comes from their non-traditional holiday inspired album December (iTunes). You can watch the video and see the track list for the album below.
From the official press release: The idea for the album grew out of a recent concert that was to be broadcast on Christmas day. In search of interesting songs ideas, the group asked fans on its Facebook page to suggest their favorite alternative holiday gems. A couple of hours later, they had a list of over 140 songs and the roots of December, says Steven Kolacny. “The shortlist of songs seemed perfect. They sounded heavenly but none of the songs was really well-known, which makes the CD even more surprising. Of course, the word ‘Christmas’ can be heard frequently, but not in cliché lyrics, which people usually hear at this time of the year. Most of the songs seem like a perfect sound track for December days…” READ MORE
Today is Thanksgiving and I’m giving thanks to you, the readers of Bloody-Disgusting, by posting a fourth contest for this week! Below you’ll find all details on how to get your hands on a copy of Linkin Park‘s latest album Living Things, a copy of Medal Of Honor Warfighter (for either Xbox 360 or Playstation 3), a Linkin Park Living Things t-shirt, and a Linkin Park/Medal Of Honor digital badge! Now, this is a quick contest that ends this upcoming Monday, so be sure to enter before then! Check it all out after the jump!
Linkin Park has teamed up with Medal Of Honor Warfighter to bring you a music video for “Castle Of Glass”, which comes off their latest album Living Things (review). The video splices imagery of a family that has just learned that their soldier husband/father has died with band performance as well as images from the upcoming video game (out Oct. 23rd). You can watch the video below.
Personally, I think the video is too stylized and uses way too much slow-motion. “Castle Of Glass” is a faster paced song and using all that slo-mo drags down the energy of the song. What do you think? READ MORE
It’s nearing that time again when the music industry collectively pat each other on the backs and present awards to artists who already have shelves devoted to little statues that they earned based on record sales and not any sort of artistic merit. Yup, I’m talking about the AMAs (American Music Awards). But, before we get our panties in a bunch, let’s actually look at what the AMAs were created for. You see, according to a press release, Dick Clark created the AMAs in 1973 as a means of paying “…tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry.”
So, I’m left scratching my head. Why even create such an event? What is the purpose? I mean, aside from the collective back patting and sycophantic groveling that I mentioned above, is there a point to these shows? Well, obviously ratings. People are gonna tune in to see over-the-top performances (where their favorite artist will no doubt be lip syncing) so they can gush about them to their friends via Facebook and Twitter (who talks on a phone anymore, right?). It’s also a status symbol: “My favorite artist won an award, meaning that he/she/they HAVE to be respected and lauded!”
Whatever. As per my thoughts on ANY award ceremony, I don’t think they do a damn thing. The only people that tune in are those that have a vested interest. No one that is seeking avenues to find new music will even consider watching. What’s the point? They’ve already heard it all before.
If you want to see the list of AMA nominations, check it out below. It’ll be a really recognizable and familiar list. READ MORE
I was hemming and hawing over what kind of descriptor I should use in the headline. Should it be an LOL? Nah, because some of them aren’t funny. Should it be a Random Cool? Ehhhh….maybe? I settled on OMFG because that was pretty much my reaction looking at each photo.
You see, below you’ll find an image that features 18 yearbook photos from some of the biggest names in rock and metal. You’ve got “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Eddie Van Halen, Gene Simmons, Tom Araya, and many more. It’ll definitely get a chuckle or two! Check it out below, READ MORE
Last week, Aural Pleasures co-host Bill Frye and myself went to the Palace of Auburn Hills to check out the 2012 Honda Civic Tour. While we missed opening act Mutemath, we caught headliners Linkin Park and Incubus and we wanted to share our thoughts with you! But rather than write a generic concert review, we decided to record our post-concert conversation to get the most amount of authenticity with everything still completely fresh in our minds. Check it out below READ MORE
Linkin Park has teamed up with EA and Medal Of Honor Warfighter to produce their next music video for the track “Castle Of Glass”, which comes off their latest album Living Things (review). The video seems like it will have three different threads in it: the first will be band performance footage that will be, as per usual, heavily effected and digitized, the second is live-action footage shot about soldiers and their struggles, and the third will be in-game footage. You can check out the band interviews as well as video shoot footage in the behind-the-scenes video below.
Starting this Saturday, Linkin Park and Incubus will be hitting the road as co-headliners on the Honda Civic Tour. The 15-date trek sees the bands starting in Bristow, VA at the Jiffy Lube Live and going through to San Diego, CA at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre. Major stops include Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, and more. Opening support will be coming from Mutemath. You can check out the full tour schedule below and pick up tickets at the official Honda Civic Tour website.
Incubus singer Brandon Boyd explains, “I personally think it’s an occasion that’s kind of long overdue. We have a lot of mutual listeners, our bands, and I think that it’s one of those things that once the idea was floated, and we really kind of caught onto it, that it seemed like, “Why haven’t we done this yet?””
Linkin Park‘s song “Powerless”, which comes off their latest album Living Things (review), is featured in a new trailer for the upcoming film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The trailer inter-splices footage of the band performing the song live with new footage from the film. Check it out below.
“Seth Grahame-Smith’s revision of a Jane Austen classic explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold history that shaped our nation. As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln witnesses the shocking death of his mother, leading him on a path to an ongoing war – and ultimately to the presidency – he chronicles in a hidden diary. The journal reveals the incredible story of a clandestine warrior who never stopped fighting for the country he led and the people he loved.”
Benjamin Walker stars as “Honest Abe”, with Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Robin McLeavy, Robin McLeavy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson and Alan Tudyk. READ MORE
I remember when Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory. I was in high school and the band was beginning to hit that point where their songs were everywhere. Seriously, look up the definition of the word “ubiquitous” and there will be an entry about Linkin Park and that album. But that didn’t change the fact that it was one hell of an album. It was fresh. It was unique. It was something that captured an audience that hasn’t wavered. Rather, this audience has only grown as the years have passed.
So here we are twelve years later with the release of their fifth studio album, Living Things. It is an album that many are eyeing with a great deal of caution, considering how polarizing their last album, A Thousand Suns, was for listeners and critics alike. So how does this album fare? Find out below. READ MORE
Oh yes, we’ve got another contest lined up for you readers! This time we’re giving away a Linkin Park prize pack that includes a ton of swag from their upcoming album Living Things, which comes out June 26th. The album was co-produced by Rick Rubin (Metallica, Slayer, Nine Inch Nails) and Mike Shinoda. You can find all the prize details and entry requirements below.
Linkin Park have released the official music video for “Burn It Down”, which comes off their upcoming album Living Things (out June 26th). The video shows heavy influences from the upcoming Ridley Scott film Prometheus, from the Giger-esque columns surrounding the band to the galaxy hologram that hovers above. Am I crazy in seeing this and making this parallel? It seems like something that Linkin Park would do. Check out the video below and let me know your thoughts. READ MORE
Linkin Park has set their new album title as Living Things and are planning on a June 26th release. In anticipation of this release, the band has posted Burn It Down, a new song on their official website (where you can preorder the new album, which nets you an instant download of the new single), which you can hear below (where you’ll also find the track list).
Linkin Park will also be headlining the 2012 Honda Civic Tour, which sees them team up with rock band Incubus. Full tour dates are below. READ MORE