Linkin Park announce new album details

The follow-up to 'Meteroa' is due soon

Linkin Park are set to release their new album this spring.

The as-yet-untitled third album is the follow up to their last studio album, 2003’s ‘Meteora’.

The LP has been produced by Johnny Cash collaborator Rick Rubin along with co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda.

In a statement, dual frontman Chester Bennington has described the album as “dark and spooky, poppy and very melodic… We’re straying away from a lot of the predictable sounds we’ve had in the past. But there’s no question in your mind when you hear it that it’s Linkin Park“.

On working with Rubin, Bennington said: “Rick has brought more of a stripped down, classic-rock and hip-hop kind of feel. We’re using vintage guitars and drums made out of wood and skin for a more tribal sound. It’s definitely not nu-metal.”

As announced earlier this week, Linkin Park, along with My Chemical Romance and Iron Maiden, are to headline this year’s Download Festival in England.

This year’s event takes place on June 8, 9 and 10 at Donington Park. My Chemical Romance are the main event on the Friday, Linkin Park on Saturday and Iron Maiden close the bash on Sunday.

Tickets are on sale now. To check availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.

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