While everyone is excited about the news of upcoming Linkin Park single and album, maybe it is time to step back and think about the band's future as a whole. Specifically, I bring this up for a number of reasons but most importantly because this is potentially the last album under the Warner Brother's label. In 2005, the band signed a new record deal with WB that had them deliver 5 new albums. Now, considering this was a new deal and Minutes to Midnight did not fall within that contract, the following would be included: 1. A Thousand Suns (2010) 2.) Living Things (2012) 3.) Recharged (2013) 4.) The Hunting Party (2014) 5.) [Untitled Release] (2017) Therefore, before the album and touring cycle begins, could this be the short-term end for the band? We all know they've put an enormous amount of time into this album, so what could we expect in the future? In addition, since this is the last album on their 2005 announced deal, could we see more studio influence (mainstream releases, marketing, touring, etc.) involved in this record than any of the previous? For example, the lyrics, vocals and release information for 'Heavy' imply it will be a slower, mainstream contribution from the band. Different than other lead singles in the past: -Hybrid Theory - One Step Closer -Meteora - Somewhere I Belong -Minute to Midnight - What I've Done -A Thousand Suns - The Catalyst -Living Things - Burn It Down -The Hunting Party - Guilty All The Same (featuring Rakim) Thoughts?