July 17, 2010

Our single, THE CATALYST, arrives August 2nd.Β  I thought I’d show you the art for the single before anyone else gets to see it.Β  Click here…



  1. kuro382 on September 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    cool ^o^ did you make that picture?

  2. coldmanx on August 3, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    The new song is increditble. The new LP has came along way on this one. You guys have made me rethink the LP albulm will be become a world hit. I’m a U.S. Soldier and was wounded in combat in Iraq. I was getting down that I couldn’t make it back to doing what I wanted to do what I love to do. This is by far the best motivation song yet. Followed you guys from the first song I heard “Closer to the Edge” to “The Catalyst”. I found what it takes to believe that I can go on and make it thru the injury and get back out there to keep fighting. Thank you guys. I can and I will do it now.

  3. marianogonzalez22 on July 31, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Mike faltan 2 meses y medio para que vengan ustedes a argentina! las entradas y los precios por favor mike por favor… el publico argentino los espera!

  4. alexlp2k8 on July 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Smile at the camera Mike!
    Haha! I was just about to close my laptop’s lid when I noticed the Mike holding the camera in the middle of the donut,then I opened up photoshop, boosted the brightness and saw the person taking the photo (Wich it seemes to be you,Mike). Cool for you guys that you still keep the secret messages / easter eggs.

  5. marianogonzalez22 on July 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm


  6. 0live0yl on July 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Please tell me this song doesn’t have autotune. You guys got some explaining to do.

  7. drawaside on July 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm

  8. jpkaukonen on July 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Hello Mike! I hope you hear this one πŸ™‚

    With love, JP!

  9. dannyshum on July 22, 2010 at 3:26 am


  10. milenamm on July 20, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Hey guys, check out my remix of Catalyst! Worked hard on it. Hope u like it!

  11. sirfrankphoenix on July 20, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    God blesses everyone πŸ˜€

  12. nogodu28 on July 20, 2010 at 11:56 am

    i see.. euh.. i see.. 3 cercles! euh.. 3 white and black cercles! so.. it’s a start lol

  13. lancer588 on July 20, 2010 at 5:22 am

    I see an explosion scene from Samurai Jack. And Jack is smack in the middle.

  14. killenoize on July 20, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Hey guys, if anyone’s interested, here’s our D&B/Dubstep remix of The Catalyst
    hope you enjoy
    big up Mike (Y)

  15. sagback on July 20, 2010 at 3:00 am

    MΔ°KE I wanna ask a question…..Δ±f you answer ..I wont be helpless .

    .Q= Will we found your new album in music stores at the same time your country ? I dont want to download ……..I think we deserve to buy it !!! (WE = refers to TURKEY fans )

    moreover I m a crazy fan of you ..SO Im sure my other friends will make me upset , when I cannt buy A thousand sun … before Album release ,maybe you should explain which countries are lucky or the others will have it later than luckies

  16. shelmmusic on July 20, 2010 at 1:41 am

    You may have heard this remix? he is the best!!! Vote for it!

  17. adamjazz on July 19, 2010 at 11:57 pm


  18. crazyforlinkinpark65 on July 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Mike!! Album!!! Catalyst!! August!! WTH IS AUGUST THE LUCKY MONTH OR SOMTHING?!?
    Holy Shinoda this is too much for my brain! Did I just say holy shinoda? I TOLD YOU MIKE, THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!

  19. blink1828989 on July 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Mike!!!!!!!! CATALYST single art is sick!!!!!! but i think u might be missing sumthing.. On the Hybrid theory album, the cover i think would fit perfectly on the catalyst cover…Please try it out Mike or even make it as a album cover…

  20. tracelp on July 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    cant wait to hear the new single and album august and sept cant come soon enough lol

  21. sebbyc on July 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    The new single and album can’t come soon enough!

    I’ve had a go at remixing The Catalyst, have a listen and let me know what you think:

  22. shockwavez on July 19, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Hey Guys,
    pls check out this one :

    thank u and feel free to comment πŸ˜€

  23. redefenition on July 19, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Hey, I just finished my remix of the catalyst. It’s one of the best versions out there. Take a quick listen and tell what you think, if you like it, vote for it at

  24. orionwong on July 19, 2010 at 7:00 am

    BriIliant! I’ve always wanted to see your arts! Are there any arts for the album also? God I’d love to see!
    BTW do you have any idea of the “I-doser”? what do u think about it? I hav no idea…

  25. tequiladiva on July 19, 2010 at 6:52 am

    It is really beautiful!

  26. zahralp on July 19, 2010 at 4:25 am

    wow! it really looks like its got a message in it but i guess your games are over…wonder what the album cover looks like .,,
    jezzzz i’m losing my patients here

    13 days left man!!! X) cant wait 4 my 18th b-day!/…dude could u guys fix a show in milwaukee and chicago in ur US tour dates,,,,have u guys even started making tour dates for the states??….

    ps:did a remix wasnt good enough ,,,,i’ll try again if i find time tho

  27. defiantqueen on July 19, 2010 at 3:54 am

    dude why are you coming up with works about outer space when there are millions of ideas on the planet -,-

  28. DS_insomniatic on July 19, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Mike, did you make “The Catalyst” cover art ? it’s really cool ! πŸ˜‰

  29. vishnu babu on July 19, 2010 at 3:05 am

  30. chikki4lp on July 19, 2010 at 2:06 am

    wow… nyc.. datz so friggin kwel…..
    u guyz totally ROCK!!!
    \m/ ROCK ON \m/

  31. chikki4lp on July 19, 2010 at 2:03 am

    datz so freggin kwel mike…. you guyz totally rock on…

  32. gendgi on July 19, 2010 at 2:02 am


  33. tifftiff33lp on July 19, 2010 at 12:52 am

    wow really kool mike!!^___^<3…..Im wathcing NINJA ASSASSIN!!^___^LUV IT!!^__^ ❀

  34. gaganlp on July 18, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    best artwork i,ve ever seen

  35. ptto911 on July 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    This is the original art, but it will be different, because they obviously have to put the text on there like “Linkin Park” and “The Catalyst” on the front.
    There is something inside the darkness in the middle of the image:

  36. mrmmusictech on July 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    best catalyst remix yet? check it out!! IT HAS RAPPING!!

  37. leofla on July 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Mike LPAmerican found a person inside the cover! What is that? And where’s the Linkin Park logo????

  38. shinoda77 on July 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    @thepixelpod ?? that’s none of your business. i was joking and if you cant understand the joke so dont even comment about it.

  39. brownie3794 on July 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    vote for dave c newton on

    if u dont listen 2 this, u gonna be missing out, because remix rocks!!!!!!!!!

  40. sammy708 on July 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    There is definetly a guy in the middle and he seems to hold a camera in his hands.


    Say cheese … or you are going to die in seven days and will never be able to listen to the new album.

  41. thepixelpod on July 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    @SHINODA77 stop say stupid things,
    looks like nuclear bomb

  42. nillp on July 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    i think the black circle is the earth and around it, the orbit of the moon.. i’m just trying to fit the “catalyst” in my theory.. HAHA.
    if i find, i’ll let you know.

    see ya :*

  43. djmaggottheory on July 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Everyone vote for Step Zero

    It has a deep metal sound with a dark piano and heavy guitars. Complete with an altered chorus. Chester’s verse is different on this one. They reworded it. VOTE VOTE VOTE

  44. p5hng on July 18, 2010 at 11:22 am

    is just a clack hole but is 100% great

  45. coldmanx on July 18, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Nice. Can’t wait. Hope there will be an albulm to follow the single. And the art work is what I think is the black hole of evolution. Beyond the skies of limit. Great work.

  46. ammya on July 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

    niice i wait this day =) !!!

  47. thegluelpfan on July 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

    It does fit in with the whole glitchiness(I think I made that word up) of the photos you put up on I really like it.It’s new and weird πŸ™‚ Btw there’s a person in the black hole…does it mean something?

  48. shockwavez on July 18, 2010 at 10:31 am

    its a little bit 3D when you look straight into the black..yeah what is it? just a hole…or anything else..
    looking forward to the new single!!

  49. shinoda77 on July 18, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Looks like LP are the new Twilight fans πŸ˜€

  50. tosha14 on July 18, 2010 at 9:52 am

    It’s f***ing amazing!

  51. entraik on July 18, 2010 at 9:47 am

    mine has violins and strings.. and all .. really fresh and unique. check it out πŸ™‚

  52. chordsynch on July 18, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Sounds great. Artwork looks like the inverse of an eclipse, where everything else gets eclipsed but the moon. Thus, you get the clear view of space in the center!?

  53. redefenition on July 18, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Tell me what you think πŸ™‚

  54. shrocaeth on July 18, 2010 at 7:38 am

    It’s an eclipse, right?

  55. vallentine92 on July 18, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Mike ! I don’t belive you any more ;]

    Guys, check this out

  56. rubenbosch92 on July 18, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Looks more like it’s a picture of looking through a stargazer.

  57. artemis2620 on July 18, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Hey mike how r u? I really like it !!! i think its an eye !!! but most importan is what the eye is looking? is it chester with a mike? tc xxx

  58. Linkin Theorist on July 18, 2010 at 7:10 am

    That seriously looks more like an album cover for A Thousand Suns. Pretty awesome, but it’s so Muse-like. LOL Anyway can’t wait for August 2nd. The world isn’t ready, hahaha πŸ˜€

  59. bw2x on July 18, 2010 at 7:07 am

    SICK!! It reminds me something..maybe we’re all gonna die in seven days after seeing this πŸ˜€

  60. nextmusician on July 18, 2010 at 6:48 am

    It’s Chester with the catalyst cd on a hidden picture, am i correct?

  61. linkinpark4e on July 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Thank You,Mike!!! It’s AWESOME!!! Can’t wait for “The Catalyst” and for “A Thousand Suns”!!!

  62. desi3192 on July 18, 2010 at 6:17 am

    It’s so cool, mike. the
    first thing i can relate
    is eclipse, cuz of the
    album ’s name. n second
    thing it reminds me of
    is an eye. n a black sky
    too. catalyst is gonna be
    so amazin. i gaurantee
    it ’s gonna be an instant
    success. LP rules…

  63. lplovei on July 18, 2010 at 6:09 am

    What can I say you never dissapoint Mike. It’s interesting yet I haven’t really grasped what it is yet. Though, as you see, everyone is has a different idea of what it could be. A black circle with a white backround which was then messed with is what I see. haha Love ya Mike take care.

  64. asdfzxcrumboy on July 18, 2010 at 6:07 am

    I’ve uncovered the hidden guy in the picture! LOL looks like mike? Chester? hmmm who could it be??

    check it out here:

  65. silvilpangel on July 18, 2010 at 6:03 am

    yeah,it brings mystery…Really awesome :))


  66. cctjehh on July 18, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I actually really like it, love the mystery it brings ;D

  67. thunderofangels on July 18, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Electric guitar + bass guitar + acoustic guitar + MIDI instruments + Toy xylophone + Psaltery + many others things = my remix. Enjoy !

  68. hardik7 on July 18, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Artwork looks great. Some guy on LP Association filtered the image extensively, they have discovered something that closely resembles a human being, positioned inside of the circle itself. Let’s guess who it is?

  69. andyrawr on July 18, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Awesome!! it’s those target bullseye things mike does πŸ˜€

  70. hybridsolidier5397 on July 18, 2010 at 4:27 am

    what i saw straight away mike was the L shaped lines near the bottom right hand corner that was in the 1st linkin park message is it a coincidence or were we looking at a piece of the artwork all along. and also LPA found there is some1 standing in the black hole (if thats what it is) i had a look at it and i think it could be chester please reply if im right or close

  71. gigascythe on July 18, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Mysterious. Reminds me of an atomic bomb explosion, or something like that. Looks cool.

  72. tse333 on July 18, 2010 at 4:26 am

    It kinda looks like a distorted picture of a window into space? πŸ˜€

  73. lode1989 on July 18, 2010 at 4:05 am

    @souneik: That happend with me to. How are you Soneik? Some new beats? I need some help with making the sound of a drum-beat. Can you give any advice?

  74. lpswati on July 18, 2010 at 3:34 am

    woohooo is it an eye or wht? πŸ˜› well,,, anyway…… can’t wait for Aug. 2nd πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Maiku…..

  75. svstels on July 18, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Check out my mix =)
    Real guitar, awesome drums!

  76. averin964390 on July 18, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Uuuh…. What’s this? O_O

  77. sagback on July 18, 2010 at 1:50 am

    πŸ˜€ I firmly belive that Δ±t is a solar eclipse !!! Δ±t s wonderfull πŸ™‚

  78. madmaxrussia on July 18, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Mike, new cover looks so dark… Album cover will be dark too? Really interesting. And by the way………

    I creating LP mixes in FL Studio 9. Fully instrumental, only notes from LP. Electical mixes. They…. I don`t know, please, tell me, how can i show you them? My best (my think) mix is “With You”. I`m just hope, than you can hear it. Program is week, and i try to make it on maximum, if i worked in Pro Tools they may be better, but i do what i can and what i like. Please, tell me, if you have time, how can i send you track?

  79. luki9875 on July 18, 2010 at 1:21 am

    its weird but i love it…. i always thought linkin park’s art always fitted perfectly wit the music…. so i seriously dont know what the expect from the new album…. deffinately super exciting

  80. evik90 on July 18, 2010 at 1:12 am

    cool, I really like it πŸ™‚ it perfectly describes a thousand suns πŸ˜‰

  81. theric on July 18, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Kinda reminds me of Twilight zone or the ring and I can’t wait to hear it πŸ™‚ everything that Linkin Park touches turns to gold, or platinum πŸ™‚ please come to Oregon guys, you haven’t been here since 2003 and I’ve been waiting ever since…

  82. dctuga90 on July 18, 2010 at 12:30 am

  83. Stuz on July 18, 2010 at 12:26 am

    The Ring! (As I said when i saw the ATS trailer ^_^)

  84. cincybmxlpfreak on July 18, 2010 at 12:25 am


  85. alexrednex on July 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Cool.. it fits to the album title, i just hoped for a little more colourfull art this time, minutes to midnight also had a Black & White theme. Now let’s just hope the music makes the art seem more colourfull. Good Job on the art anyway, i like it alot.

  86. myrandyorton on July 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    That’s a cool looking piece of art there. It is unique.

    Hey Mike, I got a random question… if you see this, I don’t know. Anyway, Which of the other guys in the band you most get along with? Like the best friend that you can go tell your problems to or cry on their shoulder?… so to speak.

  87. evooba on July 17, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Whoa!!! Mind blowing πŸ˜€ Simoly love it! It has this vibe and feeling that makes it unique and awesome! Great job Mike πŸ™‚ Can’t wait ti hear it and the new album. ^^

    Yesterday I realized how dope this last half of the year will be. New single and album from you guys, Ryu wanting to frame the portrait I made him and brand new GBC record! Simply awesome huh? πŸ˜€

  88. slowlearner32 on July 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    The Catalyst…,compared to the other LP songs, it seems to me that this songs is totally different. It’s hard to figure out the relation between the title and the lyric.

  89. minitunes on July 17, 2010 at 11:16 pm i found this in the picture
    what you’ve done mike?!

  90. adichim on July 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm

  91. souneik on July 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    uh….wtf….you just blew my mind. I was like “where’d my post go” deetdidiβ™«β™ͺ and apparently I posted my comment in a secret time warp. If you click the album cover one more time (above) new comments appear that don’t exist within this space in time. There you will find my comment of awesomeness …snorthahaha

  92. ellzworth on July 17, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    very cool. Can we get some info on who designed it and how it was designed?
    Inspirations, Apps used, etc.

  93. marhossain on July 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    It’s so weird to see how the album covers have changed since the Hybrid Theory singles and just how much more futuristic, grungy they’ve gotten as opposed to labeled – not that the winged soldier ever got boring…just an effective change, for sure.

  94. dragonblade88 on July 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    nice …cant wait for the new album

  95. linkinbabe112 on July 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    like it πŸ™‚ simple with just black n white but im sure its gonna be outstanding, just need the single’s name “the catalyst” to perfect this cover art xD

  96. rockypalos on July 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm


    Shameless plug

  97. ernestobarron on July 17, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Simple. But you know, simplicity is perfection… or not always?

  98. ashleylinkinparksoldier on July 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I can’t wait to hear the original!! I bet it will be amazing! Check out my version. πŸ™‚

    Check out Chad Dooley’s version too!

  99. gaganlp on July 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    awesome cant wait

  100. lpamerican on July 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm

  101. jozzie8 on July 17, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    The logo looks kind of eerie. How did you guys come up with this design?

  102. lpamerican on July 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Very great. But… Mike?What means these two hands in the image center? what is it that they are snapping?

  103. jaychou123 on July 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Mike i see a person taking a picture on the album cover i got this photo from

  104. Gurikanwar on July 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    hey Mike..awsum art cover..congrats for your new album..

    n I have a query, your LPTV video…U were saying that we can add our vocals also into our version of the catalyst..
    But, in the official rules’ page..its strictly restricted to do that..n even not to add any effect to your given vocals…
    Now, what to do..?? which way to go..?? A few days are left for the contest to end…I’m really confused..

  105. shinoda194 on July 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Mike what does the hidden image mean? And this looks awesome BTW!

  106. fenix2exe on July 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    It look so freaking awesome mike!!!

  107. djak1ra on July 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Nice!I really like the aesthetics of it. Is the art for this album something you and Joe worked on, like in Meteora? Also, if you have time and looking to hear something fresh check out my remix at:

  108. aravind221 on July 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    looks cool ,indicates the thousand suns πŸ˜‰ amazing mikey but something is missing mike the text logo πŸ˜€

    ” when you hear a sound you say that’s Linkin Park β€œ

  109. zzaacc on July 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    hmmm mixed reactions. im gonna have to wait to listen to the single to pass my finaal judgement πŸ˜›
    i would love to see the winged soldier make an appearance. the HT album cover is my fav piece of art. i may even get it tattoo’d. if you(LP)are taking this album in the direction i believe i am then i think the soldier re-drawn in the new style would fit in nicely. altho i do understand you dont want to go back to that.
    Cant wait, have to come back down to australia, its been too long

  110. dani on July 17, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    mmm es .. como decirlo…interesante xDDD
    saludos Mike!!!

  111. aberu on July 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm


  112. bananagabbana on July 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm


  113. derekoswald on July 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Now this is interesting. What exactly are we looking at Mike? What was the band’s inspiration behind this cover? πŸ™‚

  114. EpicLinkinPark on July 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Looks Epic! I can’t wait. Hope all is well. :]

  115. ratherred on July 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Looks EPIC!!!

    Mike, if you haven’t already, check the wobble!

  116. LisaD82 on July 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    lmfao KathyXX! I really can’t wait for the single. The anticipation is killing me. πŸ˜€

  117. lppepper on July 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    lol love it, strangely reminds me of The Resistance….

    So stoked. Wait till you hear my mix πŸ˜‰

  118. Alexandra Nofi on July 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Water go down the hoooooooooooooooole….

    Wait, there’s no water…

    Black hole FTW

  119. kathyxx on July 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm


  120. gnaa93 on July 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    AWESOMEEE! cant wait!

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