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Linkin Park will drop their new album in 2016

Linkin Park will definitely be dropping a new album in 2016.

After posting an Instagram snap earlier this month showing Chester Bennington in the studio, Mike Shinoda has confirmed to fans in a webchat the follow up to 2014’s ‘The Hunting Party’ will come within the next twelve months.

“It’s going well,” he said. “It’s gonna be [released] later… It’s probably, like, second half of this year, I think.”

“We’ve started on it. We’ve got some songs [in the works]. They’re mostly just like words and melodies at this point… I think everybody is pretty happy with where things are at. [Guitarist] Brad [Delson] and [singer] Chester [Bennington] have been coming in with me a lot and… I feel like it’s really a good start.”

“We don’t have any names for the songs or anything like that… it’s mostly just vocals and piano and guitar — like, acoustic guitar — and some samples and stuff at this point. And even as stripped down as that is, I think we’re all really happy and we’re really excited about where things are going.”

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