The platinum tantrum-rockers have been in the studio recording the follow-up to last year's worldwide chart-topper A Thousand Suns. Singer Chester Bennington spoke UK metal mag Kerrang! about the process over the last two months and he's happy that they're pushing the boundaries.
"The music is great and we're well ahead of where we're expecting to be,' he revealed. 'There aren't a whole lot of noises going on, but there are a lot of good songs. It will probably get a very polarised reaction. Which pleases me. As an artist, I want a reaction." He says they've also learnt how to write "serious songs and serious lyrics.'
'We've learned how to deal with politics, faith and other things,' he warns. 'Those are things that can get preachy really quickly, which we don't want to do. So you need to learn to talk to people and not at people." The band are currently doing the European Summer festival circuit and look to have a touring gap from July 4 to September 6 to go back into the studio.