An article posted on Rolling Stone today alludes to the fact that the follow up to the 2010 album A Thousand Suns could be tentatively ready for an early 2012 release. Read what Chester had to say in the article below:
"Linkin Park's A Thousand Suns was released in September of last year, but the band is already working on a follow-up. "We’re in the studio and we’re well on our way to making our next record," frontman Chester Bennington tells Rolling Stone. "I can tell you that we have a lot of good music, a lot of quality songs." The album is once again being produced by Rick Rubin."
"In fact, the band is so far along that Bennington says he'd be "shocked" if it doesn’t come out next year – even though until now, the band had released three studio albums in 10 years. But they've been shifting their focus to writing new songs, even while on the road. "Mike [Shinoda] and I are out there with our studios – technology, thank God, has gotten to the point when what used to be three refrigerator-sized racks of equipment and a full board the size of a king bed can now fit in my backpack – and we’re working on new music as we’re driving in the car to a venue or in our hotel room, and when we come home, everybody works in their homes," he says. "So we’ve kind of got this groove down to the point we’re kind of having our cake and eating it too.""
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Obviously, this isn't by any means a concrete release schedule, but it's good to see the band continually praise their work rate and reference they want to release albums quicker. Let us know your thoughts on the article on the LPA Forums.
Source: Rolling Stone via danielpsoad-09