Beat magazine talked to Brad about how quickly LIVING THINGS was completed, looking back at Linkin Park’s previous albums when making the album, the starting point for writing a song, and reproducing the sound on stage. He said that he loves the thrash guitar on VICTIMIZED, and revealed that it will be played on tour. He also said that LP will tour Australia ‘sooner rather than later – maybe even next year’.
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One of Delson’s favourite guitar moments on the new album is Victimized. “I love it. It’s got like a thrash, punk, super-heavy edge. There’s enough of a distinction between that and something that’s more metal-influenced that makes that song so awesome for me. Ugh! I love that song! We’re going to play that song live too. That’s one of the ones I was just listening to to try and figure out how to play it. Sometimes we’ll try things that seem like it would be the worst idea, and that’s the thing that you hear and go ‘What is that?’ There’s a lot of experimentation, and that’s one of the reasons why we spend a year working on an album. If there’s a part we know we need for a song we’ll try for weeks until we find a part that works for the album.”