Linkin Park has a new album coming Sept 14th, and fans may find themselves on it! The band launched a contest on their myspace page, allowing fans to download stems from their first single “The Catalyst”, and produce their own version.
Its an exciting promotion with a few twists – first off, the single is not out yet. You wont be able to hear “The Catalyst” until sometime in August. Very cool – your starting with a clean slate, and a real chance to influence the music.
Second – it appears if LP will be putting some version of the winning one on their album! Not juts on their myspace page (cop out for all you bands out there).
I’ve downloaded the stems, and this is NOT a remix contest. You get some beautiful drums, vocals, keyboards, piano, that allow you to create a great music bed, and then add your OWN parts.
Contest aside, the music so far sounds beautiful. Download below.