In his recent blog post the band's frontman explained his current absence from social networks and services, saying that he would like "to take a moment to tell you about what's going on."
"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."
According to Mike's words, "the band is trying all kinds of things we haven't before."
"First of all, we're not in the same studio. All our previous albums (except 'Minutes to Midnight') were recorded at the same studio; this album is not being done there. All our previous albums were done with a producer at the helm; this album has largely been self-produced. We normally write in a organized and regimented style, recorded into the computer; this album has been the product of a mix of focused experimentation and free form jamming. We're even tracking parts to tape instead of going exclusively digital.
Shinoda also reveals he's "been spending 10-12 hours a day in the studio - jamming, experimenting, writing, recording, re-writing, re-recording ... Searching for the sound that truly captures where we're at as a band right now. Something bold and energetic. Something with a balance between the chaos and order.
Then the frontman added: "As ever, we're digging deep to craft the best songs that will set the tone for the next step, that will draw a line between what we're doing and everything else," justto finish his blog post on a high note: "We can't wait for you to hear it this summer,"
confirming that the sixth Linkin Park album will be released this summer.
Meanwhile, Stone Temple Pilots cancelled all of the upcoming 2014 shows. As the fans suspected, this act was caused by the circumstances during the new STP album making process, but the band released the statement via Facebook (see below), where revealed that the cancelling has been caused by the band's current singer Chester Bennington's involvement into the making of Linkin Park's 6th LP.
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