LINKIN PARK: New Video Footage And First Album Review

According to The Pulse Of Radio, LINKIN PARK has posted a new behind-the-scenes clip online showing how the band achieved the fiery special effects seen in its current lyric video for "Burn It Down", the first single from its upcoming album "Living Things". Each of the group's members went through a full 360-degree body scan process back in late February at a studio in Los Angeles, with cameras capturing every inch of their bodies. Singer Mike Shinoda said about the final images, "That's so crazy. I didn't expect them to look so much like us."

Although the lyric video features just singer Chester Bennington looking "volcanic," we'll probably see more of the body scan effects in the full official video for "Burn It Down".

"Living Things" is due out on June 26 and follows up LINKIN PARK's 2010 release, "A Thousand Suns".

Mike Shinoda told The Pulse Of Radio that the new disc mixes the electronic sounds of that last effort with the more rock-oriented style of the band's earlier records like "Hybrid Theory". "Coming into this record, what we were excited about is using all of the tools in the toolbox to just of kind of like not ignore the fact that we're capable of making all these different sounds," he said. "And it made us kind of get back to, not literally 'Hybrid Theory' the album, but the hybrid theory as a philosophy, of what our band started off as — just taking all the different sounds and the things that we like and fusing them together into one thing."

LINKIN PARK will join INCUBUS on the Honda Civic Tour this summer, launching on August 11 in Bristow, Virginia.

The band is also performing an exclusive benefit show this Friday (May 18) for fan club members at Los Angeles' House of Blues. Proceeds from the show will aid Music For Relief's "Power The World" initiative.

Noisecreep got an exclusive first listen of "Living Things", calling it "a take-no-prisoners, 37-minute blast and blitz of everything that has come to define this powerful band . . . a never-ending assault of thick grooves, sinewy guitars, ethereal soundscapes, and looping rhythms." The site added, "Powerful, hypnotic and thoroughly true to form, this is a brilliant, definitive collection that represents an important band at its peak yet again."

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