Mike Shinoda on his role in the studio by GMI Rock News
But wait, Linkin Park fans -- there's more.
On the heels of leaking its new single, "Guilty All the Same," the group has released more details about its next album. "The Hunting Party," Linkin Park's sixth album and the follow-up to 2012's "Living Things," will be released in mid-June, giving fans some time to get acclimated to the new material before Linkin Park hits the road August 8 on the Carnivores Tour with 30 Seconds To Mars and AFI.
"The Hunting Party" is Linkin Park's first album to be produced by the group itself, and co-frontman Mike Shinoda says that's put an extra charge into the band this time around:
"Whenever we go into the studio I'm kind of at the wheel and I take it as my responsibility to make sure that we've got, collectively, a very clear vision of where we want to go and that the inspiration and motivation levels are high. I'd say we definitely have that now. Just going into an album, the last thing you want to do is just go through the motions, especially at this stage of the game. I want to feel like every record we make, every song we make is inspired and we feel good about it."
The group posted "Guilty All the Same," a collaboration with rapper Rakim, on Thursday (March 6).