Daron Malakian Will Make a Guest Appearance on New Linkin Park Album

System of a Down’s axeman Daron Malakian will be the featured as the guest in the upcoming Linkin Park album, x95.9FM reports (via ABC News Radio).

There will be at least one more guest on the album – Paige Hamilton, the Helmet frontman, also participated. However, it’s still unrevealed how did they participate – as the guitar players or as the singers. The presence of Malakian and Hamilton was revealed during the album’s closed pre-release listening session, which took place on April 4.

Linkin Park mastermind Mike Shinoda said during the session that he and his band mates share a growing discomfort with the poppier leanings of alternative music these days. With the new album, he says, they felt the need to return to a harder edge.

“This is reflected in the first single, ‘Guilty All the Same,'” says Shinoda. “It just felt like the right introduction to the record, which is kind of a shocking one.”

As a matter of fact, Shinoda says the song “sits in the middle [of the songs on the album]” in terms of tone.

However, Shinoda said that the songs were still rough mixes and that the band is busy tweaking them; he says fans can expect the new Linkin Park album “sometime in the middle of the summer.”

Paige Hamilton and Daron Malakian joined Rakim in the list of guest appearances on the newest Linkin Park album – the iconic rapper participated to the first single off the record, “Guilty All the Same,” revealed a month ago.



Scars On Broadway Finished Recording Their New Album

Greg Watermann posted a blog on his Myspace page regarding Scars On Broadway’s new album.

Right before System left for Australia, Scars On Broadway finished recording
their new album. It’s amazing, perhaps better than the first one. I was in the
studio while most of it was being tracked. But I can’t say who else is playing on it.
Daron wants everyone to hear the music first, then he’ll tell you.

Right now I’m finishing up production on a new video for DJ Afrojack and a new
band he’s producing called Shermanology; they’re Dutch. Super cool electronic
energy and great vocals.

I’ll be on tour with Pitbull soon as he continues his status as “Mr. Worldwide”.
He’s currently the no.7 artist on Fb and has doubled his number of friends
on the site in the year that I’ve been his photographer. The coolest part of it
for me is that his fans really love photographs of him. One of my shots typically
receives 30,000 Likes in a couple of hours.

And if I don’t have the weirdest mix of clients, I don’t know who does…
I’ll be with Toby Keith all this week here in Los Angeles. He’ll be at Leno,
Ellen, and Chelsea Handler.

Thank you everyone, for all the birthday wishes!

Peace and Love, g


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