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A report from a listening session hosted by Mike at MSR Studios in NYC:

 

I was at a listening session hosted by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park at MSR Studios over on West 48th Street in NYC.

 

He played 5 of the 12 songs that will be on The Hunting Party album, now with a TBA release date later this summer. The band is still in the mixing stages on all and final recording stages on the rest. (“Guilty All The Same” is the first single, and dare I say, tamer than what these tunes are like!) The 5 songs, “Keys To The Kingdom,” “The Wastelands,” “Until It’s Gone,” “All For Nothing” (featuring Paige Hamilton of Helmet!) and “Rebellion” (featuring Daron Malakian of System Of A Down) were all still unmixed, but every one sounded great! The band self-produced except for one of the tunes (I think it was “The Wastelands,” which was co-produced by Warner Bros Records president and A&R chief Rob Cavallo.)

 

I have to say, each song was better than the next, they are all extremely heavy, and as Mike said, some may even sound like prequels to their first album, Hybrid Theory. As I said to Mike, after all the “Rock Is Dead” critics and naysayers out there trying to forecast the death of active rock radio and its music, this album will totally pour cold water all over those notions and prove to the industry is it CLEARLY NOT DEAD! This record has BALLS! And now one of the world’s biggest & most popular bands is making a statement to support the music they love. The guitars are smoking, it was all recorded live to tape. (Well, there still are some electronic elements, but they are certainly only a condiment rather than a meal here.) I can not say enough about how the reaction is going to turn heads and I can not WAIT to hear them do some of these songs live in concert this summer! Mark my words, it will be one of your favorite albums of the year!

 

Source on harddriveradio.com

 

Special thanks to Jas at LPTimes for the awesome find!

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Getting more and more excited for this album! I'm surprised Mike did a listening party with unmixed songs, but they must be pretty close to finished.

 

Nothing in this article sounds bad to me. A prequel to Hybrid Theory seems to be the tagline they're going with and I'm happy with it. Those titles definitely look like titles LP would have come up with.

 

June cannot come fast enough.

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Literally can't wait for this album to drop :) hopefully in the future the staff here somehow manage to aquire this 5 track unmixed disc for an exclusive :) now that would be super sweet

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So, the album title is confirmed, and we have five more song names. Awesome! I really can't wait, with Mike saying how heavy this album is, and all the guests that will be featured on it. Can't mid- summer come quicker? :P

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Now I'm excited. Every single report says the album is heavy. And Rob Cavallo producing a song, that's really interesting. Getting the head of the label involved, haha.

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I'm a bad person if i'm more excited about the other songs without the collab artists?

I'm really looking forward for what can Linkin Park do without those amazing guests, because those songs will be played live, i'm almost sure about that.

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Wish we could get a more specific review of the songs. I'm so hyped for this album and I just want all the information I can! lol

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Daron Malakian.

 

 

Holy fuck.

Yes.

Considering he wrote 99% of SOAD's material, I'm extremely curious on how this will sound. I hope they don't just have him do vocals or a guitar solo, I hope they had let him actually get involved with the song's creation. That guy is a crazy talented songwriter.

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For the ATS promo CD, didn't they include Catalyst? I find it interesting they picked five songs and didn't include the single. They must be pretty proud of this material.

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Why didn't they play instrumetal? :P

But, seriously, very excited for this album. I really don't think that will be that heavy, of course, but i'm still happy :)

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Yeah im looking foreword to this album and all but I hope its a one off. Im gonna enjoy this album, but I already feel like I know what its gonna sound like, and there will be no surprises. I dont want all guitars, its boring.

I hope the next one after this is unpredictable like ATS and to a lesser extent, Living things.

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Rob Cavallo produced Green Day's American Idiot, one of my all-time favorite albums, really excited to see how that track turns out especially.

 

Next, we find out the entire tracklist, song lengths, and album cover

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Rob Cavallo produced Green Day's American Idiot, one of my all-time favorite albums, really excited to see how that track turns out especially.

Oh shit. He did? Then I'm fucking excited for that track.

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Yeah im looking foreword to this album and all but I hope its a one off. Im gonna enjoy this album, but I already feel like I know what its gonna sound like, and there will be no surprises. I dont want all guitars, its boring.

I hope the next one after this is unpredictable like ATS and to a lesser extent, Living things.

Better all guitars than all electronic pop. I doubt it will be neither. Mostly guitars which is better choice IMO. I'm getting sick of electronic music everywhere.

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Very interested to hear the Cavallo track. He's produced some of my favourite albums (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Shinedown) so can't wait to find out what he's done with LP.

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I haven't been this excited about a Linkin Park album since Minutes to Midnight, it feels great to feel like this again. I can't wait to hear it, bring the heaviness LP!

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The greatest thing about being an LP fan IMO is that you never know what to expect from them. I can't wait for the new album.

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Better all guitars than all electronic pop. I doubt it will be neither. Mostly guitars which is better choice IMO. I'm getting sick of electronic music everywhere.

Atleast with electronic you can make so many different sounds. You can with guitar too, but not to the same extent.

BTW, looking over the track names, i went back to look at the screenshot of the song names in the making of GATS video, and i couldnt find ' Until its Gone '. But we knew there was a track called that. So where did that come from ?

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At least we basically have a confirmed album title now, even though I think Carnivores would have been a better album title. I'm so excited to hear the tracks... this whole ''heavy'' thing has got me keyed up.

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I don't believe anything he/she said. We've read/heard this before. It went pointless for example with ATS. It turned out to be a lame record.

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