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Linkin Park Offer ‘The Hunting Party’ For Free On Google Play Beginning December 16th

Linkin Park Offer ‘The Hunting Party’ For Free On Google Play Beginning December 16th

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The Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum alternative rock group Linkin Park is teaming up with Google Play to give away their sixth studio album THE HUNTING PARTY to fans for for FREE starting December 16!* Check out Icon Vs. Icon’s review of the album here >

Named one of the “Best Rock Albums of 2014” by Revolver and Loudwire, THE HUNTING PARTY includes chart-topping lead single, “Guilty All The Same” featuring hip hop icon Rakim, as well as “Until It’s Gone,” “Final Masquerade,” and “Rebellion” featuring System of a Down’s Daron Malakian on guitar.

The free album release on Google Play arrives as the group kicks-off The Hunting Party North American Tour this winter, featuring special guests Rise Against and Of Mice & Men.

Download Linkin Park’s THE HUNTING PARTY album FOR FREE* on Google Play from December 16-23, 2014 at: http://goo.gl/URkMjb

*Only available to US residents.

ABOUT LINKIN PARK: LINKIN PARK is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of co-lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda – co-lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook – with over 66 million fans and counting. In the span of time since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200 – no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart, and no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century. On their most recent touring cycle, the band played to over a million people, in 79 shows, on six continents. In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception, Music For Relief has raised over 6 million dollars for victims of multiple disasters across four continents. The organization was recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. In recognition of its humanitarian work, Linkin Park received a 2011 Global Leadership Award from the United Nations Foundation. The band released their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party (Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Bros) on June 17, 2014.

 

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LINKIN PARK: Music For Relief VIP Packages Now Available For Carnivores Tour

LINKIN PARK: Music For Relief VIP Packages Now Available For Carnivores Tour

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Carnivores Tour featuring internationally renowned bands LINKIN PARK, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS and special guest, AFI kicks off August 8 in West Palm Beach, Florida, for 25 shows across the US. Continuing a generous tradition, one dollar per ticket sold on the tour is contributed to Music for Relief to support disaster relief and programs to protect and restore the environment.

Exclusive VIP Ticket Packages including a Meet & Greet with LINKIN PARK and passes to watch AFI from the side of the stage are also available HERE with proceeds benefitting Music for Relief.

Each package includes:

· Two (2) ‘best seat’ tickets to the show

· Two (2) passes to watch AFI from the side of the stage

· Two (2) meet & greet passes with members of LINKIN PARK

· A group photo with the members of LINKIN PARK

· Access to the official pre-show lounge that includes refreshments and a private merchandise stand

· Specially designed limited edition tour merchandise pack

· CD and digital copy of LINKIN PARK’s new album The Hunting Party

· On-site host and coordination to guarantee a memorable experience

Audience members will have the chance to learn more about Music for Relief and its programs by visiting the Music for Relief tent at each show, which is staffed by local volunteers. The tent will feature a photo booth enabling fans to document their experience at Carnivores Tour and lend their support to the movement to take action on climate change leading up to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on September 23. Concertgoers will also get to see, touch and try out various clean energy tools such as solar lights, the WE CARE Solar Suitcase, and a clean cookstove – all are part of the Power the World initiative to bring clean energy to those who do not have access to electricity.

Music for Relief and environmental non-profit REVERB are working together with tour production, artists and fans to make Carnivores Tour more environmentally friendly. Greener touring practices include recycling throughout the venue, free water stations for refillable bottles, reusable and compostable products rather than disposable backstage and on busses and incentives like preferred parking and signed items for concertgoers who carpool. Upstaging will be coordinating biodiesel fuel for company-owned vehicles on the tour where possible.

Non-profit organizations Love Hope Strength and HeadCount will also be joining the tour for select dates. Love Hope Strength will be adding volunteers to a list of bone marrow donors and checking to see if they are matches with people who need a transplant. HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that will be registering voters and encouraging participation in democracy.

Established by Linkin Park in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Music for Relief has raised over $6 million for survivors of more than 20 natural disasters across four continents including Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, tornadoes in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Music for Relief has also planted over 1 million trees to help reduce global warming and is raising awareness and funds for clean energy solutions as part of the Power the World initiative in partnership with the UN and UN foundation.

Carnivores Tour dates:

Aug 8 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre
Aug 9 Tampa, FL @ George M Steinbrenner Field
Aug 12 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 13 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 15 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
Aug 16 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug 18 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 19 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Jones Beach Theater
Aug 21 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug 23 Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
Aug 24 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug 26 St Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
Aug 27 Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Aug 29 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Aug 30 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept 5 The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept 6 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept 8 Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Ampitheater
Sept 11 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
Sept 13 Quincy, WA @ The Gorge Ampitheatre
Sept 15 Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Bowl
Sept 16 Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
Sept 18 Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
Sept 19 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

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Album Review: Linkin Park Explore Heavier Territory With ‘The Hunting Party’

Album Review: Linkin Park Explore Heavier Territory With ‘The Hunting Party’

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Few band’s have reached the dazzling heights of commercial  and critical success experienced by Linkin Park. The band’s longevity can certainly be contributed to their fearlessness when it comes to musical experimentation. The band’s latest album, The Hunting Party, takes their synergy, not only with guest appearances but among the band members themselves, to an exceptional new level. This highly spirited album proves the band still have plenty of creative fuel in their tank.

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Linkin Park – “The Hunting Party”

‘The Hunting Party’ is Linkin Park’s sixth studio release, due out June 17th on Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Bros Records, and serves as the followup 2012’s ‘Living Things’ and their 2013 remix collection ‘Recharged.’ The album finds the band returning to their roots in many ways, as well as paying homage to some of their eclectic influences. It is this exploration, a musical soul-searching if you will, which provides a spontaneous, raw and energetic feel throughout the listening journey. The collaborations featured on the record are a who’s who of musicians known for their authenticity and overwhelming contributions to their respective genres. One of the first released tracks from the album, “Guilty All The Same,” features the fiery vocals of hip-hop legend Rakim, with compelling results (the kind that immediately intrigued me when I heard the single). Helmet’s Page Hamilton is also along for the ride. A rock legend in his own right, he provides the razor-sharp chorus and old school riffs of “All for Nothing.” Tom Morello lends his considerable axe skills to “Drawbar,” a jam sure to make any fan of his work with Rage Against The Machine continue to keep their fingers crossed for new material. “Rebellion,” featuring a guest appearance by System of a Down’s Daron Malakian, is one of the most ferocious track on the record. The song oozes edginess and erupts into a riff-fest which truly gets the blood pumping. “War” is without question the heaviest song on the new album and is relentlessly powerful; a clear standout track on the release.

Overall, the album is much heavier than the band’s last few releases. However, it isn’t heavy for the sake of being heavy. What stands out to me as the biggest success of this album is it’s free-flowing nature. The songs do not feel overproduced or forced in any way. The inclusion of studio snippets and outtakes between songs give the album an even more unpolished feel. As a long-time listener of their music and attendee to their live shows, it seems Linkin Park may finally becoming a little comfortable in their own skin. The band’s playing is certainly tight and frontmen Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington are clearly at the top of their game for this release, weaving in and out of the sonic elements that have forged the band’s signature sound. It is exciting to see a band of this caliber challenge themselves as they have done continuously through the years. With a little luck, this album will serve as another solid springboard for this talented of artists to continue their trek forward.

RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

Check out the new video for “Until It’s Gone,” the second single from The Hunting Party , which drops on June 17th. The video is directed by Linkin Park’s DJ programmer Joe Hahn.

The tracklist for Linkin Park’s new album The Hunting Party is as follows:

1. ‘Keys to the Kingdom’
2. ‘All for Nothing’ (featuring Page Hamilton)
3. ‘Guilty All the Same’ (featuring Rakim)
4. ‘The Summoning’
5. ‘War’
6. ‘Wastelands’
7. ‘Until It’s Gone’
8. ‘Rebellion’ (featuring Daron Malakian)
9. ‘Mark the Graves’
10. ‘Drawbar’ (featuring Tom Morello)
11. ‘Final Masquerade’
12. ‘A Line in the Sand’

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Linkin Park Unleash Video For “Until It’s Gone” From ‘The Hunting Party’ Album

Linkin Park Unleash Video For “Until It’s Gone” From ‘The Hunting Party’ Album

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Check out the new video for “Until It’s Gone,” the second single from Linkin Park’s forthcoming album, The Hunting Party – coming out June 17th.  Directed by Linkin Park’s DJ programmer Joe Hahn.  

The tracklist for Linkin Park’s new album The Hunting Party is as follows:

1. ‘Keys to the Kingdom’
2. ‘All for Nothing’ (featuring Page Hamilton)
3. ‘Guilty All the Same’ (featuring Rakim)
4. ‘The Summoning’
5. ‘War’
6. ‘Wastelands’
7. ‘Until It’s Gone’
8. ‘Rebellion’ (featuring Daron Malakian)
9. ‘Mark the Graves’
10. ‘Drawbar’ (featuring Tom Morello)
11. ‘Final Masquerade’
12. ‘A Line in the Sand’

















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