Linkin Park: We needed to weed out the emo

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 April 2014

This article is from 2014.

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Linkin Park claim they need to "weed out the emo" when it comes to their new album, the follow-up to 2012's 'Living Things'

Linkin Park claim they need to "weed out the emo" when it comes to their new album.

The band - made up of Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon, Mark Wakefield and Dave Farrell - are working on the follow-up to their 2012 record 'Living Things' and rapper Mike wanted to take a different approach.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: "It needed to be visceral. We need to weed out a lot of the soft, emo kind of approach to our music, and we need to weed out anything that feels aggressive for aggressive's sake.

"We're not 18-year-old kids making a loud record - we're 37-year-old adults making a loud record. "And what makes a 37-year-old angry is different than what made us angry back in the day."

The album, which will be made up of 12 tracks, isn't finished yet, but Mike plans to have it mixed in coming days ahead of its release on June 17 and the band's summer tour.

Mike also feels their upcoming record could be the "loudest" they've ever made.

He added: "We didn't make the heaviest record of all time. I'm very aware that there are super, super heavy bands out there that make music that is really, really gnarly.

"We didn't make a Botch record. We didn't make a Meshuggah record. We made a really loud and aggressive Linkin Park record, maybe the loudest we've made."

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