Best known for smash hits like "In the End" and Numb," Linkin Park cemented their place in rock history as one of the most groundbreaking bands of the decade with their 2000 debut Hybrid Theory. The SoCal band was one of the first rock bands to fuse electronica, nu metal and hip-hop. The Hunting Party, Linkin Park's sixth studio album was released on Warner Bros. Records back in June. A depature from the band's recent electronic rock ventures, the album features guest appearances from Page Hamilton of Helmet, Rakim, Daron Malakian of System of a Down, and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine.
Touring in support of their fourth studio effort Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, Thirty Seconds to Mars, led by Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto, is best known for its epic music videos, philosophical and spiritual lyrics, and concept albums.
California-based melodic hardcore act AFI, led by Davey Havok, released its ninth studio album, Burials, in October of last year via Republic Records.