Linkin Park wants to share the news about their new single "The Catalyst" which premiered this week. The single is off their upcoming album A Thousand Suns, scheduled for release on September 14th. Vocalist Mike Shinoda has emphasized how the new album will be a 'journey' in which listening to it in full will provide the best possible experience. I've included links and an embeddable music/video player for your site below.
Stream "The Catalyst" here: http://www.myspace.com/LinkinPark
A Thousand Suns Pre-order: http://www.LinkinPark.com/athousandsuns
"The Catalyst" on iTunes: http://tiny.cc/e7nve
"The Catalyst" Artwork:
"The Catalyst" Video Teaser and Music Player Embed Code:
A Thousand Suns Direct-To-Fan Exclusive
In addition to the single being available on iTunes, fans are able to purchase special merch items on the bands website, including a custom skate deck signed by the band, a CD/DVD version of the album that includes a documentary about the making of A Thousand Suns, Fan Edition Box-Set, and an album t-shirt package. All purchases made at http://www.linkinpark.com/athousandsuns include an immediate download of "The Catalyst" and full album download of A Thousand Suns, which fans get free with any purchase and before it's available anywhere else.
Linkin Park also announced this week that the winner of the "Linkin Park, featuring YOU" contest on MySpace is NoBrain, an English teacher from Swidnica, Poland. Prior to the release of "The Catalyst," the band released stems from the song which fans could download, and create their own version of the song. The band members listened to thousands of entries, and selected NoBrain's, which will be featured on Linkin Park's new album.