VIDEO: Linkin Park On Why They've Gone Heavy

Linkin Park's imminent new album promises to tread heavier waters than its predecessors, so we sat down for a chat with Chester and Mike to find out what prompted such a drastic change in direction.

The album, titled The Hunting Party, boasts the likes of System Of A Down’s Daron Malakian, Rage Against The Machine legend Tom Morello and Helmet’s Page Hamilton, and officially lands on June 16, days after they headline the Friday night of Download 2014. Order the album here and see what the lads had to say below…

Linkin Park Talk The Hunting Party

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.