Linkin Park tease 'different' new album with studio picture

US band are working on their latest LP ahead of their Download Festival appearance

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Linkin Park have teased fans with an update from their studio as they work on their new album.

Frontman Mike Shinoda posted the picture seen above on his blog alongside some words on how the songs are currently sounding. Shinoda was elusive to the sound but promised fans something different to last album 'Living Things', released in 2012.

"As most Linkin Park fans know, the sound of each album is usually quite different from the last," Shinoda wrote. "The new album is no exception. But, as usual, the album's sound twists and turns as it is created, so any attempt at estimating what it sounds like today would be silly. The moment I tell you it sounds like 'X', the songs will automatically take a drastic turn and evolve into something different within a week. But what I can tell you is I'm inspired. We're inspired."

Meanwhile, Linkin Park have been named as one of the headline acts for Download Festival 2014, with the band set to perform their 2000 album 'Hybrid Theory' in full at the event.

Festival organiser Andy Copping confirmed that the US metal band will be headline the Saturday night at Download Festival next year. Joining them on the bill will be special guests Fall Out Boy. They join Friday night headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Aerosmith, who will close the Donington festival.

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