Linkin Park: "Final Masquerade" video premiere on MTV

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    minuteforce

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    Linkin Park have just premiered the music video for their brand new single "Final Masquerade" on MTV.com! You can check out the new video directed by Mark Pellington HERE. The esoteric video features a mysterious plot that follows different characters through stories revolving around the motifs of loss and of forgiveness.

    Watch The Final Masquerade video now on YouTube below:

    [video=youtube;i8q8fFs3kTM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8q8fFs3kTM[/video]​

    "Final Masquerade" was one of the first songs released by the band prior to the release of "The Hunting Party". The music video was directed by Mark Pellington, who has previously worked with artists such as U2, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails, among many others. Yesterday, in the lead-up to the premiere, Pellington gave fans this statement on Twitter:

    If you want to hear more from director Mark Pellington, the LPA had the opportunity to speak with Mark not only about Linkin Park, but about his career and the challenges that come with directing music videos. Read the exclusive interview HERE.

    [thumb]http://www.lpassociation.com/upload/images/072914-012833_ScreenShot07-29-14at0215AM004_zps88d00bf9.png[/thumb]

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    [thumb]http://www.lpassociation.com/upload/images/072914-012920_ScreenShot07-29-14at0215AM_zpsbd694ad9.png[/thumb]

    What do you think of the new video? Tell us all about it in LPA Forums!

    Source: MTV.com via RyRy
     
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    Mitch

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    Awesome video. Best one I've seen in ages.
     
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    A quick thank-you to Andreina for being so organised and enabling us to get this story posted quickly! :phone:
     
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    Blocked in aus, yay. The universe really doesn't want me to watch this right now. Even if I use Hola I still have capped internet.
     
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    Amazing but FAT BABY
     
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    [video=youtube;xUHc7RJe2-0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUHc7RJe2-0[/video]
     
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    Great visuals and production.
    Now the only thing I need is someone to explain me the history LOL
     
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    The Best music video so far... :) I thought the extended intro was Drawbar... I hope they include that..
     
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    Abel

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    For me, hands down, Video of the Year and one of the greatest videos Linkin Park has ever put out. Well worth the wait. I LOVED the new intro and outro for the song as well.

    Thank you for directing an amazing and beautiful video, Mark Pellington.
     
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    I kinda think its a bit all over the place. The quick cuts don't help it either. Lot of ideas that probably would've felt more fleshed out if it weren't for those quick edits. Overall it's just decent.
     
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    An excellent music video. There's definitely a lot going on, but I loved the imagery and the colors. It just made the song seem that much more full and powerful. Well done to Mark Pellington and to the band for an excellent video.
     
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    Amazing video, enjoyed so much!!! but (for me) I think that "From The inside" is the best band video, solid and direct history, great locations and performances.
     
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    Thanks to Chester's iconic hand gestures once again.. Bravo :D
     
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    Ok so... The apocalypse thing happened. Maybe a huge battle or something. The world is gone to crap and the scientists that enable this war start killing themselves. But in the aftermath there is still hope (the baby). Then an angel saves this baby, and the baby is taken to a safe place with some farmer dude, and the baby grows up. Then the people at the end are the baby and his farmer dude dad walking off into the horizon. So what I have decided this video is mainly about is this: I have no clue. The baby does kinda resemble that baby in the ww2 picture. Anyways, it has to do with war and how war is not good and how angels are always watching over us. Also, at 1:35 Joe does the Chester arm thing.

    Edit: Make that 1:33 ish.

    Edit 2: "Final" and "Masquerade" both have the letter "A" in them.

    Edit 3: There's a triangle in the middle of the letter "A".

    Edit 4: This leaves no other meaning to the video except that it is an Illuminati Training Video
     
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    I agree. I liked the imagery but like you said the cuts doesn't feel right with the tone of the song, its too fast for a mid-tempo ballad song.
     
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    Great video. Maybe their best, even if I can't quite pick up on everything it's trying to say. I think I just need to watch it a few more times. Also, I've always been listening to this as a basic love song, so it's interesting how they chose to do a political take on it.
     
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    Funny - to me, it's more of a break-up song. :)
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Also, tons of close-ups of Rob, along with Brad singing near the end surprised me! :lol:
     
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    I meant break up, haha. A song ABOUT love, I guess.
     

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