Posted on March 27, 2017 by Ree
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Linkin Park's European press tour continues today (March 27) with Mike and Chester doing promotion in Paris, France. Their first stop was in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Friday where they announced a headline show for Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on June 20th. They also hosted a special live event on Facebook where they answered fan questions and played four acoustic songs. Mike and Chester will be doing the same today in Paris at a special event hosted by Virgin Radio France.



01. Heavy
02. Battle Symphony (Live Debut)
03. What I've Done
04. Burn It Down​

We also uploaded the live debut of Battle Symphony to YouTube which you can watch below:



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The page information states Mike and Chester will be performing four acoustic songs again. The event will be live streamed on Facebook at the link and times listed above.

Are you attending the Paris event? Let us know on the forums!

 
Posted on March 24, 2017 by Ree
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Update: Mike and Chester performed four songs on piano in total but only streamed the first two.

01. Burn It Down
02. Heavy
03. Crawling
04. What I've Done

Today (March 24th) Linkin Park have begun a press tour across Europe and the first stop is Amsterdam, Netherlands. Fans this week were entering in to win tickets to attend a special event 'Up Close with Chester and Mike' taking place in Amsterdam today. Linkin Park announced last night that they will be live streaming to Facebook today as well.

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Reports and deleted Facebook posts suggest that there will be a fan Q&A session followed by an acoustic performance happening at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. The event is being streamed at 4PM CET. Linkin Park are scheduled to perform another similar event in Paris on March 27th.

Will you be attending the event today? Let us know and discuss the stream on our forums!

 
Posted on March 20, 2017 by Ree
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Rock Sound posted an interview with Chester today. Check out the article HERE.

Chester discusses some of the personal issues the band members faced during the making of Linkin Park's new album, One More Light, and the impact this had on creating the new album. He also discusses Linkin Park's first single 'Heavy' from the new album and working with external songwriters on this album.

Chester explained Linkin Park have been taking risks since Minutes To Midnight and the band feels they are pushing themselves creatively:

"Starting from ‘Minutes To Midnight’ on, it’s like, ‘Let’s take some fucking risks’. If the songs are great, that should be all that matters. We feel like we’re pushing ourselves creatively. If we write a bunch of pop songs that suck, we’ve definitely taken a wrong turn, if we write a bunch of metal songs that suck, we’ve taken a wrong turn.

"It doesn’t matter what style we write in, as long as it comes from a pure place and it’s something that we pour our hearts and souls into, we can deal with what happens from that point forward and we’re pretty confident that even if it may be shocking to some people – or even everybody at first – sometimes for us it was like, ‘We know we’re going to make a lot of people go, ‘What the heck is this? Who is this?’ and we also know we’re gonna make a lot of people go, ‘What the fuck happened to my band?’.

"I think for us, creativity is way too big to be put in a box, and for us we’re not a one trick pony. We like to really play with our palette and expand our abilities as songwriters and performers, and that’s what we did on this record."
There are also some darker topics touched on in this interview as Chester talks about someone close to him trying to kill themselves and how talking about this experience with the band resulted in a song being written:

"I relate to that. And what’s crazy is that after seeing someone I care about go through that, the fact that I wanted to do that myself freaks me out, because it’s horrible. We got into that, and we started thinking about how we get stuck in these behaviours and patterns or how we can get trapped in our own stuff, and boom - we started writing a song. By the end of the day we had a song that everyone could relate to, that everyone felt comfortable with and everyone felt like they had this relief."
The article ends with a quote from Chester:

"If it wasn’t for music I’d be dead. One hundred per cent".
The interview is an interesting read and it's clear the new album is a very special and personal record for the band. The article states to keep an eye out for more from this interview soon. Discuss the interview in our forums.

One More Light will be released on May 19th 2017.

Source: Rocksound

 
Posted on March 18, 2017 by Joe
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In a listing on Amazon, track 2 'Good Goodbye' on the new Linkin Park album One More Light has been altered to feature Stormzy and Pusha T. Mike has referenced Stormzy recently on Twitter and interviews as someone he admires and Stormzy has even gone as far to call Mike a legend so this definitely could be legit, especially with a site as official as Amazon updating the track information. Chester has also stated recently that One More Light will feature other unannounced artist collaborations so this looks like one of them / it.

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Update: The listing has also appeared on Google Play

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Source: Amazon

 
Posted on March 17, 2017 by Zane
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Check out the Lyric Video for Battle Symphony below. The song is now available to purchase and stream across the world on all music platforms. Sound off your thoughts on the second lyric video from 'One More Light'. This will be a "street single" from the album and won't be an official single with a full music video.


Source: Linkin Park YouTube

 
Posted on March 16, 2017 by Joe
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Linkin Park's new song 'Battle Symphony' is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and other digital platforms worldwide as the song saw a midnight release date on March 17th. There's also a 90 second preview of the song on Apple Music and a 30 second preview on iTunes.

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Linkin Park have started releasing clips of the band working on Battle Symphony in the studio ahead of its worldwide release on March 17.




Source: iTunes

 
Posted on March 15, 2017 by Kevin
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Linkin Park have just uploaded a Behind the Scenes video documenting the making of their "Heavy" music video. It can be watched on YouTube or here below.


What do you think of the video? Come and discuss in our forums.

Source: Linkin Park YouTube

 
Posted on March 13, 2017 by Joe
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Update March 14 2017: Official release is coming Friday March 17. Confirmed by Linkin Park on Twitter:


The full song 'Battle Symphony' has leaked online. Please do not post download links but feel free to discuss the track here.

Linkin Park's next song to be released from One More Light has found its way online. 'Battle Symphony' has leaked in full following the track length being revealed via iTunes a couple days back. Rumours point to the song being initially set for release on the 16th or 17th of March, later this week. Any audio clips are being being removed by WMG but you can read the lyrics below:

BATTLE SYMPHONY LYRICS

I got a long to way to go
And a long memory
I've been searching for an answer
Always just out of reach
Blood on the floor
Sirens repeat
I've been searching for the courage to face my enemies

When they turn down the lights
I hear my battle symphony
All the world in front of me
If my armour breaks
I'll fuse it back together
Battle symphony
Please just don't give up on me
And my eyes are wide awake

For my battle symphony
For my battle symphony

You say that I don't belong
You say that I should retreat
That I'm marching to the rhythm of a lonesome defeat
But the sound of your voice
Puts the pain in the reverse
No surrender, no illusions
And for better or worse

When they turn down the lights
I hear my battle symphony
All the world in front of me
If my armour breaks
I'll fuse it back together
Battle symphony
Please just don't give up on me
And my eyes are wide awake

If I fall, get knocked down
Pick myself up off the ground
If I fall, get knocked down
Pick myself up off the ground

When they turn down the lights
I hear my battle symphony
All the world in front of me
If my armour breaks
I'll fuse it back together
Battle symphony
Please just don't give up on me
And my eyes are wide awake

For my battle symphony
For my battle symphony
Source: Youtube

 
Posted on March 11, 2017 by Joe
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The next track length from One More Light has been revealed in an iTunes listing that seems to have put track 4 at a length of 3:36. 'Battle Symphony' is the only other track to be updated at the time of writing with additional track length information. Could this be the next song to be released from One More Light? We're not sure. It's quite random and curious as to why this has been listed and not other tracks though. We'll keep you updated if more information becomes available.

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Source: iTunes

 
Posted on March 10, 2017 by Joe
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Today Reddit / LPA user @Almamu has shared tracks from a series of old rap albums titled 'Rapology' featuring "Kenji" and "Xero". The songs first discovered by @LP Drew and now posted by @Almamu on our forums, include downloads to the tracks and artwork which are legit old rap albums featuring and partly made by Mike Shinoda. In the tracks, Mike seems to be going by the "Kenji" moniker and Joe Hahn seems to be going by "Artofficial" and are featured on two tracks, 'Drop' and 'Fiends'. Mike went by Kenji back in the day when he rapped with the Styles of Beyond crew, and they actually used to go by Junkyard Scientific (hence the Stick N' Move lyric) and you can hear this referenced in the track 'Fiends'. More information on these albums can be read at Discogs - Urban Network's Rapology 13 and Rapology 14.

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The CD and cover scans, which Mike did the designs for in some cases, are available here.

The two tracks featuring Mike can be streamed from YouTube or downloaded below in WAV format:



Kenji & Artofficial (of Xero) - Drop
Xero - Fiends

Mike reached out on Twitter to validate the tracks and give some background on them:




Special thanks to @Almamu for ordering these and putting them out for us to hear.


Source: @Almamu