The Raid film score

September 9, 2011

For a long time, I have been wanting to score a film. In order for it to work, it would have to have a great story, stunning visuals, and the timing would have to work out in a way that didn’t distract from all the things I want to do with Linkin Park.

I’m really excited to have finally found the right project. The movie is called The Raid. Its intense martial arts choreography, amazing cinematography, and great story have been inspiring all kinds of new music. I’m excited for all of you to see—and hear—this film.

Below is the trailer (via MTV). It is age restricted due to violent content. I’ve attached some photos beneath that for those who can’t view the video.


mike

98 Comments

  1. ryanbound on September 6, 2012 at 4:41 am

    http://www.totalfanhub.com/the-raid/blog/the-problem-is-that-the-film-is-too-good/

    Check this review! Mike’s score is amazing and only compliments the action.

    Beautifully destructive :)

  2. belajarjava900 on April 4, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Hello mike, I’m afrizal. I’m an Indonesian people. I appreciate your comment about our film. thank you so much. I love you all, Linkin Park.
    If there’s a good film again from my country, maybe I’ll tell you. :-)

  3. anvanoppens on January 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    @Whitney: lol invite me too in that case =D

  4. Whitney on January 17, 2012 at 6:19 am

    PS: (sorry, WordPress cut me off) I should add that I’m a student at USC and am studying children’s/YA fiction writing (just so you don’t think I’m some creepy tabloid reporter or something). You can look me up online and on LPU if you like :)

    ~ Whitney

  5. Whitney on January 17, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Mike,

    I don’t know how to contact you except through your blog, so here goes. I was wondering if you’d be interested in hanging out sometime. I love your music and I live close by (N. Hollywood), so I thought, why not ask? You guys take lunch breaks same as everyone else, right? I’ve always wanted to get to know you guys in person. I’m a writer and thought it might be cool to spend some time with you and, if you’d like, I’d be happy to blog about it on LP.com and give your fans some content to enjoy while you’re whipping up that new album. I know you in particular enjoy engaging with your fans, so I thought I’d ask you first.

    Either way, stay awesome!

    Whitney

  6. ashwyn280689 on December 29, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I saw your blog initially and thought it was a general action movie like any other we would see(this was weeks ago)… Suddenly,2 days ago, I happened to check out this trailer and I really liked the action and the score.. and Now when i realised, it was from Mike shinoda, I was able to understand the adjective ADRENALINE.. Mike shinoda and LP are BRILLIANT… HATS OFF..

  7. nikoshinoda on October 31, 2011 at 4:38 am

    OMG…Mike!! so excited when i got yr work arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Awesome i love it \m/

  8. sonokeling2011 on September 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    SERBUAN MAUT!!!! Yeah!! Mike u rock!!! As u always do

  9. leacancer on September 23, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Indonesian movies has been struggling for quite some time.. It’s nice to know that we’re finally able to catch our break and succeded in producing good movies, quality and commercially wise … i’m anxious to see the movie and thank you for your support in this, mike.
    cheers

  10. suci on September 22, 2011 at 1:54 am

    wow!!! as the Indonesian people, i’m really proud of this The Raid film. This movie will be awesome with your music. good luck, Shinoda Sir :)

  11. ristinw on September 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    It’s a bit violent for me, but as you said, it has a great story, I’ll watch it! > u <

  12. argogangs on September 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    the raid is a great indonesian movie n with mike as music director make this film have to see, two tumbs up, iam waiting for movie like this, kerreeeennnn

  13. akismet-e6dc45582db9948a882d6fcf7146d38b on September 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I made you a picture somewhere Mr. Wizard. That sounds dope, I was gonna add looks but It sorta works both ways. How do you get your drums to flow like that?
    What programs do you use? When the guys are fighting in mid air while falling are they living zombies or something else? Or is that the secret of the universe. Anyways, hope you’ve been well.

  14. doomsdaylol on September 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    LOL. And then there were….. :-/ LOLUcaved

  15. lpdu78 on September 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Hello Mike. Recently I created a page so that you can come to Paris to organize an LPU Summit. We were able to bring 125 people already. Thank LPLive and other groups of French fans to have advertised and I hope you can see my message and it will give hope to see you come to Paris. The reception will be huge! The France loves you!

    Link >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/LPUSummitParis/

  16. erimarika on September 18, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Hi Mike,
    Good luck with the film!
    I’d like to say thank you so much for coming to Tokyo. A Thousand Horizons and two nights at Chiba were great experiences for me!! As I said at the M&G, your twitter encouraged me so much after the quake, because even in Tokyo it was chaotic at first…. I do admire what you do to help others, and please keep it that way!!
    I’d like to know what Sendai was like when you actually went there and met students there, maybe in LPTV?
    I was thrilled to listen to No Roads Left at the live too. Please come to Tokyo again soon, we already miss you!!

    Thanks!
    Kaoru

  17. Milanisti Indonesia Tangerang on September 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Sebagai orang Indonesia, kami bangga, film ini dapat diputar di festival film internasional. Kami makin bangga, saat mengetahui Mike Shinoda menggarap musik dalam film ini. Semoga trailer film The Raid atau Serbuat Maut ini, dapat diputar di konser Linkin Park di Jakarta.

    BTW, welcome to Jakarta Mike :)

  18. burningjavhy on September 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Value your life! Amala, is enviable, you’re lucky …

  19. djmoonx3 on September 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Hey Mike. What do you think of my remix of Blackout? I recently won LPAssociation’s first Monthly Remix Contest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QB-hRPpeWU&lc=S61Lsib7rF0CjbeTZgrChq-x7-W1F1bMwg3zn01SIQY&feature=inbox

  20. strangerz92 on September 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Mike,i’m not sure if you’re going to read this but if you are,you should check this blog..
    This guy really awesome and cool for me..
    He’s really a dedicated fans until he’s doing a proposal for an event specially for Linkin Park..

    http://evanexp.blogspot.com/2010/12/linkin-park-synectics.html?showComment=1316232920068#c2530998526662386385

  21. nillp on September 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

  22. shinnizle on September 16, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Hey Mike :D
    it sounds awesome!!btw.. we have made a shortmovie in school… and we got the 2nd prize at the “Weser-Hunte Filmklappe” in Lower-Sachsony
    I hope you have time to watch this movie and maybe also the other band members :) the idea is from Joe´s Movie “The Seed” its about an paranoud girl which runs away from the demons!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rel9Xyisiz8 plz have a look!
    -svenja

  23. zahralp on September 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    wow “the raid” sounds awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …and great visuals nice nice nice

    speaking of which, i was watching “Skylar Grey – Dance Without You” and i was shocked on how much she’s changed *visually*

  24. penneysound on September 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    hey mike, when are you going to guest appear in an “epic rap battle of history”?

    also, you should collab with george watsky.

  25. imgoinhome on September 15, 2011 at 6:07 am

    You used an OP-1, didn’t you?

  26. Shinoda's Army on September 15, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Congratulations Mike, it looks like a good movie. I hope it helps distracting you from work. Can’t wait to see it

  27. spraypaintninkpens on September 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Wow, this score is going to be as dope as the VMA scores were. Madison and 100 degrees gave me this same sort of feeling from listening to it- sick as fck. About time, Mike. About damn time. FM fans miss the beats(and rap).

  28. lpdu78 on September 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Hello Mike. Recently I created a page so that you can come to Paris to organize an LPU Summit. We were able to bring 85 people already. Thank LPLive and other groups of French fans to have advertised and I hope you can see my message and it will give hope to see you come to Paris. The reception will be huge! The France loves you!

    Link >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/LPUSummitParis/

  29. 1oo71 on September 14, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Sounds good! You write some really beautiful music. Even though Ntr/Mission is only 30 seconds, it’s burned in me as one of my favourite songs, and I absolutely love the piano versions of Hybrid Theory/Meteora songs, and I love ‘Session’ and ‘Cure For The Itch’! Can’t wait to hear this. Instrumental galore!

  30. morganatenebre on September 14, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I can’t wait to watch the movie. It’s very similar with a brazilian movie that made sucess “Tropa de Elite” (the history is about the corrupt police in Rio de Janeiro, the violence and the truth heros). U can check out and u will understand wht i’m talking about.
    Tropa de Elite

    Tropa de Elite 2

  31. emzlp123 on September 13, 2011 at 10:38 am

    That trailer was epic … I think my face melted off
    Which was bad cause it had melted off just before that when I watched ‘A Thousand Horizons’ which was insanly, amazingly, epic! My laptop didn’t know what happened to it.
    Can’t wait to watch this!
    Peace!

  32. Radyo Plexus on September 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Hope that it will be shown in the Philippines.

  33. lot321 on September 13, 2011 at 3:39 am

    um….honestly, im not interested in the film after having watching the trailer, even if i were to watch the film im still not interested in it….BUT HONESTLY, im much much more interested in the film score !! :D
    just being plain honest….and yeah, i think thats wat Mike would sound like without any influence from Rick Rubin which is pure effing awesome to the ears !!

  34. mikeecem on September 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

    good luck Shinoda! i love this idea

  35. nettie21 on September 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

    It’s just pErFeCt! :)

  36. jpkaukonen on September 12, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Yo Mike, I made my first wall paint. Just wanted to say that without you this wouldn’t be possible!

    With love,
    -JP

  37. penneysound on September 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    i’ve been thinking for a long time that i’d love to see a linkin park film. either an album as a film, with songs and videos planned together, or as a narrative film, either original or adaptation, screenwritten/produced/acted/directed/scored by the band, accompanied by an album. talk about mixed media, imagine a band putting out a film.

  38. haven85 on September 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Mike, This doesnt have anything to do with the film although it sounds cool !! I have a question to ask you about possibly being able to use a song from linkin park in my student film at Sheridan College. Its a student film and will be animated in 3-D. I have been inspired by linkin parks music for as long as I can remember and being able to use a song from you guys would be amazing. i just had no idea what kind of channels i had to go through in order to see if it would be okay with the group. any info or anything would be greatly appreciated.. thanks for your time

  39. demozene on September 11, 2011 at 4:11 am

    I’m gonna watch this movie just for you Mike
    I like the trailer score, hope the film will be awasome too

  40. jershalp on September 11, 2011 at 3:41 am

    oooooooo….. Can’t wait for this one….
    The trailer is pretty dope….
    All the best Mikey :)

  41. zwierz90 on September 11, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Really looking forward to this project! Song from this trailer sounds very ‘shinodish’ and I hope that the rest of this stuff will sound like that too. I loved your VMA tracks and this might be even better!
    By the way, I made this remix and video recently and it would be really awesome if you could take a look at it:
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20jYGs0UyzQ&w=560&h=345%5D

  42. highlandpark1999 on September 11, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I do like the music score (congrats Mike!) plus the movie trailer looks amazing!!! Looking forward to watching this film, Indonesia is sure doing things right! I’m tired of watching wimpy CGI movies made on my side of the planet!
    Plus, this film deserves an album soundtrack with the likes of Slayer, Hatebreed, Meshuggah, Behemoth, Megadeth, Rammstein, etc.

  43. MobileHill on September 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Well dang, man you knocked it out of the park with that trailer track. Congrats and good luck. Really loved the work on the Fort Minor album. Did you ever release an instrumental version of that album anywhere? Id like to buy it if so. Guess I should check iTunes or something.

  44. kytheram on September 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Mike,
    I just wanted to say first off, thank you for taking the time to respond to my question, it’s more than appreciated. I want to remind everyone of Reanimation, because I’m sure you get tons of questions, and interviews about a new album and whatnot but Reanimation, changed my life from the day I listened to it. If I had to chose one record to hold on to for the rest of my life, that would be it. Today, nearly 10 years later, it still sounds like it was made this yesterday, and it’s always the cd player of my car every morning. I’m not writing this to flatter you, but rather just to maybe make you aware of the impact that it has had, because it is rarely talked about. thank you

  45. cincybmxlpfreak on September 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Awesome! Is this movie gonna be in theaters or is this a TV movie? Btw…This music is so you, Mike. The music in this trailer definitely reminds me of “Krwlng.”

  46. Rana LP addict on September 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    That’s really awesome..I’m watching the movie very soon for YOU!!!! *claps*

  47. whosmurry on September 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    While I’m really excited for you to score a film, I’m afraid I might have to skip this one. A bit too violent for my taste. The music sounds great, though.

  48. thegluelpfan on September 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I can’t tell you how excited I am for you…gotta say I’ve been waiting for that ever since you scored the VMAs in 2005 :) Can’t wait to see the finished product :)

  49. Whitney on September 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Mike – (Dude, when do you SLEEP?)
    I’ve always been a huge fan of your instrumental tracks and always thought you’d make a fantastic film composer, so I am really excited to hear about this new project. Let us know when the soundtrack is available!

  50. curlylp on September 10, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Thank you for your tweet with the trailer from youtube. Seems like a great movie. And the music fits very well on this trailer.

  51. natsukikudo on September 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Hi Mike, I’m going to the live tonight at Makuhari Messe.
    I’m just too excited & can’t sleep tonight.

    Have a great night!!
    Oyasumi,

  52. anvanoppens on September 10, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Will your music also be included in the film?

  53. Parker on September 10, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Why this doesn’t surprise me? I just knew that sooner or later you’ll try something like this on your own. You just couldn’t resist new project, could you, mr Shinoda? :)
    Just kiddin’ – I’m glad you work also on other projects, everytime you learn something new, right? :)
    I’m not a fan of this kind of movies, but I’ll check your score for sure – I’m a fan of scores. Can’t wait to hear it.

  54. immalpfan on September 10, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Love the music, love the trailer, but I can’t watch it. Too young ):

  55. evooba on September 10, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Wow, from the trailer it looks like a great film. Have fun with that! Can’t wait to hear the result :)

  56. katuskaporumb on September 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    @strangerz92 :thank you sooo mutch!!!

    The musician’s life is such a big deal ….

    First it was the film and wrote the music, or in parallel with the film was the music?

    Mr. Shinoda! Runners as they say: swinging my hat!!! Really!
    Sorry if I incorrectly formulated: Thousand of sound to detect your job…

    The trailler is too violent, but I watching the film, If play in cinema.

  57. dcl1982 on September 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    So proud of you, Mike! The music for the trailer is awesome. Take care of yourself.

  58. Ally on September 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Looks awesome!

  59. ranggaelectros on September 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I’m Proud to be Indonesian!!! And also this is one of the Best Indonesian Movie in 2011.

  60. abbykulyde on September 9, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    sounds Mike! ^_^

  61. thepixelpod on September 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Thnks @strangerz92 :)!

    cool info Mike ;D

  62. Nina Nine on September 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    You never stop to surprise me. You’re trying something new always. I want to say you that I wish you all the luck that you need in any project that you try. Because you’re inspiration and a example to anybody. Be happy, Mike!

  63. gustina05 on September 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Awesome Mike, sounds so good ! and the movie looks good too

  64. argol8489 on September 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Without doubt, this will be one of my best soundtracks this year. Will be best action movie this year and his music will be the cherry on the cake. :)

  65. Alexandra Nofi on September 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    ZOMG, your music and martial arts can be said in the same sentence. ZOMG this is the best thing to ever happen to me. ZOMG happy face.

    I just got off an 11 hour shift, my brain is fried… Anyways, this sounds great, it fits the action sequences so well, and I can’t wait to see the movie :D

    *insert ZOMG happy dance here*

  66. strangerz92 on September 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    You guys can watch the trailer on YouTube..
    Here’s the link..

  67. alyeska39 on September 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    *insertnervouslaughter* hoo, yeah, wow. Little bit of what adiek84 said, and a lot of what linkinparkette said. That looks crazy violent. May have to skip this one and just get the soundtrack. >.> But yeah, congrats on finding a film to fit you.

  68. vickykun on September 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    That´s really really awesome!
    I hope you have fun doing it ;3

    Martial arts is my favorite type of movies (well the second ´Cause the first is horror)

    kiss kiss

  69. cherrybubble89 on September 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    bööööööööööööööööööööööööööööhhhhh >.< I cant watch it… sitting in Germany and can not watch it URGHHHH!!!

    Good night then :D

  70. shivani94 on September 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Aahaa! Ur music in movie… Damn excited… I’ve recently subscribed an english music channel on TV.. I sit all da time to just have a look of linkin park songs and it was IN THE END i saw yesterday! Mike it feels WOAHOO…really!

  71. linkinparkette on September 9, 2011 at 11:44 am

    oh the music sounds so cool, me likie but omgosh ;-; so violent… i am at first it was like that’s not that bad i mean everyone gets shot and then its like D; what the D;…. good movie ;-;

  72. adiek84 on September 9, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Wow, this is truly amazing! The trailer looks really cool and the music sounds great. Is it weird to say, that I can hear that you’ve produced it? I don’t wanna say that I would’ve noticed if I didn’t know you did the score, but as I do know I definitely hear the “Mike-Sound”.

  73. superdanger86 on September 9, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Mike, your creativity ceases to amaze me. Awesome man. What made you choose this film? And when did you have the time to complete this with your busy schedule?

  74. pnkik on September 9, 2011 at 11:05 am

    !!?? “Sorry we’re unable to offer this video to users in your region”

  75. katuskaporumb on September 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

    brühhühühűűűű :o(((( Why can’t see in Hungary ??! :o(((
    Mike, thanks for pictures…. unfortunately no sound…. best wishes to you!!!
    look forward the movie!

  76. lilyred5 on September 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

    such a pity I couldn’t watch the trailer..so you’re a producer of this film? hopefully we’ll hear your music in it)))
    good luck with all your beginnings)

  77. yomarqueslp on September 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

    That’s amazing news! Enjoy it, Mike!
    And, once again, thanks for A Thousand Horizons. So awesome!

  78. anvanoppens on September 9, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Wow, The Raid, so this is YOUR film then :) (already impressed even though I’m not able watch the trailer in my country) BTW, Mike, your music is also included in the film? Looking forward seeing it!
    An (@LPBelgium)

  79. polyattack on September 9, 2011 at 10:39 am

    personally i’m not a fan of martial arts but i’m looking forward to hear your music in this film

    p.s. A Thousand Horizons was MIND BLOWING

  80. therosko on September 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Sounds good! Have fun hehe :D

    (P.S. please take a look at http://therosko.wordpress.com/linkin-park-merchandise/ )
    thanks!

    -Rossi

  81. NanaBella2ne4 on September 9, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Best of luck to you, Shinoda sir.

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