Monday, July 26, 2010

“A Thousand Suns” Track Listing

Mike has posted the track listing for A Thousand Suns. I think it has some very cool and unique song titles. The album starts with two "The" and ends with two "The" track names. The names whom I find most interesting are: "Jornada Del Muerto" which is a place in New Mexico, and the name is Spanish for "single day's journey of the dead man" hence "route of the dead man". I also find the name "Robot Boy" very interesting, I wonder how that song will sound?

Check out the track listing for A Thousand Suns below.

Linkin Park: A Thousand Suns

1. The Requiem
2. The Radiance
3. Burning In The Skies
4. Empty Spaces
5. When They Come For Me
6. Robot Boy
7. Jornada Del Muerto
8. Waiting For The End
9. Blackout
10. Wretches And Kings
11. Wisdom, Justice, And Love
12. Iridescent
13. Fallout
14. The Catalyst
15. The Messenger

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Linkin Park - The Catalyst (24Xero Remix)

This is my version of "The Catalyst", and I think I did a great job on this remix. I really wanted to finish my remix before July 25th, and I did, even though I couldn't enter the "Featuring You" contest because I live in Sweden. And I hadn't finished my remix, so I could enter the fan edition contest. I don't want to release something that I'm not satisfied with or done in a hurry.

I made this remix in Magix Music Maker 16 Premium. I wanted to have the static electronic sound that you can hear in the intros of the new Linkin Park videos. I use some of the stems LP released, and I took some from my sound pool collection and made different changes to them with effects and stuff. When I was done with the instrumental, I then used Sony Vegas Pro 9 to sync the vocals with my remix. I know that Vegas is used for video editing. However, It's very great for sound too and Vegas has the same structure as Acid which is more of a sound based software. I have Acid Pro 7 also, but I haven't used that program that much and Vegas does basically the same thing.

When I had finished syncing the vocal stems to my remix, I wanted to create a video for it. I took some clips from the latest Linkin Park videos and used the static interruption parts. I looped the video clips and blended the new photos of the band into the video.

I think the result turned out really cool both the remix and video. Watch it below!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Thousand Suns (Deluxe Fan Edition Box Set)

First of all, I must say that I'm extremely excited right now, I don't know what to do with myself! All these feelings that I feel in this moment is very powerful. I feel like this every time something fun and new is happening with Linkin Park, especially now when their new album, A Thousand Suns, is just around the corner. And even closer is the release of their new single "The Catalyst", only nine days left! Plus we will get to see a new Linkin Park music video. Everything I'm feeling right now is the proof of how much Linkin Park means to me.

Today, July 24th, I pre-ordered the "Deluxe Fan Edition Box Set" of A Thousand Suns from When you pre-order from their site, you will get the single and the album digitally the moment it's ready for download via your e-mail. The box set looks amazing! I bought the "Superfan Edition" of Minutes to Midnight 2007, and I just had to get this albums' version of the "Superfan Edition".

I said to myself that I will only buy two versions of Linkin Park's new album this time, I bought four editions of Minutes to Midnight. I have the CD Edition, which Linkin Park signed with their autographs when I met them at the Meet & Greet before the concert in Stockholm, Sweden on May 25th, 2007. I have the Special Edition with CD & DVD, Superfan Edition and the Tour Edition which I bought because I wanted to have "No Roads Left". Maybe a few albums too much, but I am a hardcore Linkin Park fan! This time I will at least try to buy only two editions of A Thousand Suns.

It feels so much better now when I have written down every exciting, happy and positive feeling I have inside of me. You can watch all the details of the pre-orders below, Mike posted it on his blog.

Alrightee folks. The pre-order for A THOUSAND SUNS is here. I wanted to take a minute to give you some more details about the stuff and answer some questions.

1.) With any purchase, you get the digital version of the album FOR FREE. Yes, even if you buy the skate deck or the tee shirt, you get the album free. You also get early access to concert tickets to our shows (which means you’ll get better seats).

2.) The DVD included in the first two items is called MEETING OF A THOUSAND SUNS. It’s the best documentary of a Linkin Park album ever made. I’m not just saying that. It’s the best everrrrr.

3.) The Deluxe Box Set includes the CD, DVD, the album on two vinyl records, a print of the album art (for your wall, if you so desire), and a HARDCOVER BOOK. The book is NOT just the album booklet, blown up bigger. It’s a special book, designed for and only included with the box set. And by the way…the Regular CD, Mid-level CD/DVD, and the Box Set will all have different art booklets.

4.) Q: “When do I get everything?”
A: The second it becomes available from us to you (aka the earliest time possible in the known universe, as determined by the Sun, Earth, gravity, the speed of light, and Warner Bros. Records). In the meantime, we’ll be sending you guys a couple other things, just for fun: video clips, early snippets, who knows? But the bottom line is, you get more when you order from us directly. All you do is enter your email address when you check out, and we’ll email you a link to the stuff (such as: The Catalyst, A Thousand Suns) the moment it is ready for download.

5.) Q: I’m afraid to give my email address. Is it safe?
A: Ask the members of LPU. We don’t spam, and we treat our members with respect–we don’t sell or give away your info. In fact, my own email address is on the list, so I know the list doesn’t get compromised!

…I hope that clears up the basic questions about the pre-order on If you haven’t already, feel free to spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, and anywhere you go online. Thanks for your support…we can’t wait for you to hear A THOUSAND SUNS.

I leave you with this: the greatest skate deck of all time.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Twitter Pixel Art at Linkin

Linkin got a new intro page a few days ago. A message came up and asked if I wanted to connect my Twitter account. After I had done that a text came up that said: "Conversation sets me free". So I wrote that I was looking forward to the new album and send the tweet, and a brief sound plays that could be "The Catalyst" along with the message: "Thank you for helping me. I will arrive soon", with each individual tweet revealing a single pixel of a collective image.

I think the idea that each message sent to twitter became a pixel was a great idea! I was very excited and I was wondering what would happen when all the pixels were in place. My first thought was that the picture would reveal the album art, and that we would hear a preview of "The Catalyst". And today, about two days later, the picture was revealed, and it shows the album art of A Thousand Suns.

I later saw that I had got a direct message from Mike at twitter. In the message, he thanked me for the help and told me to check back to see what happens along with two links. The first link led me to a video where a short clip of "The Catalyst" was played! The second link was just a low res picture of the new LP logo. I liked the short clip of "The Catalyst", it was Mike singing along with Chester in the background, it was different from what I've heard from the stems.

Stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks. "The Catalyst" is almost here!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"The Catalyst" single art

Mike has posted the single art for their new single "The Catalyst", arrives at August 2nd. I really like the new art work style. The pictures that I've seen so far often have an "old TV look" to them, and they are also torn and effected by signal interruption. It will be exciting to see how the album art will be like.

There is a hidden picture in the single art, I enhanced the brightness and the shadows and what looks like a man taking a photo is revealed. I think it's Mike taking a picture into a mirror.

You can see the single art of "The Catalyst" below, before and after.

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Linkin Park album, “A Thousand Suns”, out 14/9 [Update!]

It's finally official, Linkin Park's new album is called "A Thousand Suns", and it will be released on September 14th, 2010. The new single is called "The Catalyst", it will be released on August 2nd. This is exciting news for us Linkin Park fans! We were given the two names a few weeks ago in the LP puzzles, and many had already guessed that it was the name of the single and the new album. I think the album name is awesome, I really hoped that it would be the final name of the album.

This is not all the news we got. Linkin Park will have a contest where we fans will get the opportunity to remix the new single, "The Catalyst", and one lucky winner will have their remix on the "A Thousand Suns" album. I will of course enter the contest, because I love to remix Linkin Park music, it's one of my biggest interests. The contest will begin on July 9th. I don't know if they will include the vocal stems, or just the music. I'm really excited right now, and I think many other Linkin Park fans are too.

You can read the entire post from Mike, below. And as always stay tuned for more exciting news in the coming weeks!


No puzzles or hidden messages with this one. We’re excited to finally announce that our new album, A THOUSAND SUNS, will be released on September 14th.

The lead single for the album is called “The Catalyst.” It will be released on August 2nd.

Beginning tomorrow, July 9th, we’re teaming up with MySpace for “Linkin Park, Featuring You,” a contest which gives you the one-of-a-kind opportunity to be on our new album. We’ll be giving you some audio from “The Catalyst,” and you get to take it from there; you can remix the parts, write something over them, or mute stuff and write something totally new. We may choose a remix of the song, and put it on the album…or, we may choose an amazing keyboardist, string quartet, guitarist, percussion group, or other musician, and invite them into the studio to play on one of our songs. No matter what instrument you play, you can win. We’re open to anything good. All we ask is that you include any audible portion of any one of our stems in your submission.

Once you submit, the community (that’s you) will vote, and the most popular stuff will rise to the top. Then, my bandmates and I will comb through the submissions, choose one winner, and they will be included on our album, A THOUSAND SUNS. Check out for contest details.

I think I’ve said enough for now. Thanks for your continued support. We’ve got more announcements coming, so keep checking for updates.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Mike has posted a new message, this is the fifth message. This new one is a "real" puzzle! I took the picture into PhotoShop and cut the image into pieces, and tried to make every piece fit. I finally did it and reveals a new LP logo, but only half of it. I could from the beginning figure out that the image was supposed to be the Linkin Park logo, and I also saw that it was hiding a new watermark message. Then I enhanced the saturation, just like I did with the "The Catalyst" message, and it reveals a message saying: "A Thousand Suns \\ September".

Message #05 (A Thousand Suns \\ September)

Could this be the release date for the new Linkin Park album? And is "A Thousand Suns" the album title? Nothing has been confirmed yet. However, this really makes the hype for the new album even higher.

Stay tuned for more Linkin Park news in the coming weeks!