Linkin Park “making good progress” with fifth album

According to legendary producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Slayer, Johnny Cash), Linkin Park are “making good progress” with the writing of their fifth album. He goes on to say the band are “further on than the last two albums” for so early on in the writing process.

The news comes just a month after singer Chester Bennington claimed that the songs they were working on would address some “serious issues” and “polarize fans”.

The band’s previous album, ‘A Thousand Suns’ (released in 2010) reached #1 in the album charts in the US, Germany, Italy, Austria and New Zealand, while peaking at #2 in the UK and Japan.

At the time of writing, the band’s 2000 debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’ had been certified 5x Platinum in Australia and Canada, and 4x Platinum in the UK.