Update 2/9: Linkin Park has dropped another new teaser for “Lost,” featuring a quick anime interlude. The visual calls to mind the anime-filled goodness of their video for “Breaking the Habit” which came out in the Meteora record release. Check out the teaser below, originally posted to Instagram, as well as the the first teaser Linkin Park revealed earlier this week.
Things are really starting to cook up for Linkin Park in the lead-up to Meteora‘s 20-year anniversary.
Last week, the band launched a cryptic site that seemed to be teasing the album’s reissue, which featured a Wordle parody as well as a bunch of mysterious, clickable elements.
Today Linkin Park revealed an audio teaser for the song “Lost,” a never-before-heard song from the recording sessions of Meteora. Off rip, the teaser’s electronic elements and turntablism really harken back to that era for the band, when nu-metal elements were much more at the forefront of the band’s output.
Meteora is considered a landmark album in the nu-metal genre and is widely considered as one of Linkin Park’s defining works. The album was released in 2003, and it showcased the band’s fusion of heavy metal and rap rock, along with elements of electronic music and alternative rock. The album was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.
The lead single “Somewhere I Belong” became one of the band’s most popular songs, and its music video received heavy rotation on music TV channels. The album also received critical acclaim, with several songs such as “Numb” and “Breaking the Habit” becoming fan favorites. The album’s sound and style set Linkin Park apart from other bands in the nu-metal genre, and its success helped establish the band as one of the biggest acts in rock music.
“I remember seeing them on the side of the stage and as were performing, I was thinking to myself, ‘Chester’s voice is going to blow these kids the f— up.’ It was a great moment and I’m happy now to have had it.’
He then went on to talk about Bennington’s character, and spoke about a very intimate moment the two shared together:
“He would go out of his way to make sure you knew he truly cares. As real and transparent as our conversations would be, he was always the one projecting light on the shadows.
“In my last conversation with him, he was holding his two cute puppies and giving me the most selfless and motivational compliments in regards to Limp Bizkit and myself and thanking me for paving the path for bands like Linkin Park.”
Check out the teaser below.
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— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) February 6, 2023