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Linkin Park closed out their successful Carnivores Tour at the Concord Pavilion, CA on September 19th, 2014. Overlooking the city lights of Concord, Linkin Park played a 2 and half-hour set with songs ranging from old to new. Linkin Park was able to interact and reach fans from the front of the stage to very back of the lawn seats. In fact, one fan in particular was brought on stage for fan “selfie” with the entire band. Opening up the night for Linkin Park, two acts included AFI and Thirty Seconds To Mars.

I was not quite sure what to expect when I sat down to listen to the newest Linkin Park record, The Hunting Party. For me, this is a band that started off great with a heavy, catchy, and raw sound that gradually morphed into softer and less edgy, electronic, radio-friendly music that I found hard to listen to. I had heard much talk about the band returning to their roots on this disc and I was a more than curious if they could pull it off.

Linkin Park are back with their latest single “Guilty All The Same,” from their forthcoming sixth studio album. In a recent interview with Radio.com, lead singers Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda commented on the band’s new material saying, “A few months ago I was making some demos and writing this stuff and it sounded like something that you could play on the radio,” Shinoda explained. “I listen to a lot of indie music… and I was listening to the demos and thought, I don’t want to make any of that music. What is it that’s not out there right now that I’m all about, that I’m fired up about that is a void? It ended up being this new material.”

Fans of Linkin Park are in for a treat with the group’s brand new single “Guilty All The Same”. Featuring rapper Rakim, the song is the first to drop from the band’s upcoming sixth studio album. Clocking in at almost six minutes, the song is a little unconventional from what we’ve come to expect over the years from Linkin Park. It begins with a huge epic intro, before the familiar vocals of lead singer Chester Bennington come in about a minute and a half in.