Revolver Magazine’s August/September issue will be featuring Shinoda and Bennington on the cover, delving into whether The Hunting Party will spark a rock revolution.
“At the end of the day, a movement will never be about one song, one album, or one band. A movement requires leaders who are restless, brave, and fucking disruptive.”
The article touches as far back as the guys playing Ozzfest to a crowd of heavy metal headbangers in 2001, only Hybrid Theory under their name to try and win the crowd over. Dan Epstein behind the interview thinks The Hunting Party would have won them over easily.
Thirteen years after being steeled in the crucible of Ozzfest, and millions of record sales later, Linkin Park have grown into one of America’s biggest rock bands. But now they’re ratcheting the kick-ass up another notch: Their new album, ‘The Hunting Party,’ is not only the hardest and heaviest thing they’ve ever released, but it’s also their first album to pack the sort of guitar firepower that would actually appeal to your average headbanger. If they’d released this album back in 2001, perhaps Linkin Park—who head out on the Carnivores Tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI on August 8—wouldn’t have had to work so hard to win over the Ozzfest crowds that summer.
You can read more into Mike’s decision to trash the demos that could have been the new album we hold today and which of the band members were harder to convince in the excerpt provided by Revolver, however the full details of the story will be in their magazine on the newsstands, set for 29 July 2014.
Doubt you’ll find it in your local shops? You can order the issue here. Seems like one of their most interesting interviews yet.