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    Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:22:59

    Linkin Park to Premiere "The Catalyst" Video on August 26 on MTV/Vh1 - Set your alarms

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    Linkin Park have announced the worldwide MTV/VH1 premiere of the video "The Catalyst" from their upcoming album A Thousand Suns, on August 26, 2010. The video will premiere on MTV, VH1, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits, MTV Tr3s and all MTV international territories, (MTV, VH1 and MTV2 at 8:00 PM primetime PDT/EDT). It will go online globally on MTV.com and onVH1.com at 12 AM EDT on the night of August 25. The channels and websites will begin airing a 30 second clip of the video as well as exclusive shots from the video shoot leading up to the premiere. Anticipation! Teasers! Hints! Oh my, I cannot take it. Hurry up and get here, August 26.

    The video of "The Catalyst" was directed by Linkin Park's Joe Hahn. "When coming up with the idea of the visual piece to accompany the song, I thought of the end, " Hahn said in a statement. "What would it look like and feel like if someone pushed the button to decide our fate? What would it feel like if we accepted our fate in the moment of devastation? If we had a final moment to celebrate our final living moments, how would that feel? When J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, described the first test detonation of the atomic bomb, he famously recalled the Bhagavad Ghita, which says, ‘If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one.'"

    A Thousand Suns will be released on September 14.

    Are you psyched for this video and album?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.17.10




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