Hybrid Theory EP

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Hybrid Theory
EP by Linkin Park
Released May of 1999
Recorded 1998 and early 1999
Genre Nu metal
Rapcore
Alternative hip hop
Electronica

Hybrid Theory EP is an EP by the American nu metal/alternative rock band Linkin Park that was recorded and released in 1999. At this time, Linkin Park were called Hybrid Theory, making this EP a self-titled album, or an album named after the band.

It was Linkin Park's first record. Before it, in 1997, the band only made a demo tape called Xero. The band changed its name later in 1999, after Chester Bennington replaced Mark Wakefield as the lead singer.

About the EP[change | change source]

Only one thousand were made, and the EP was sent to different record labels, such as Warner Bros. Records. The rest of the copies of the EP were sent to the first members of Linkin Park's fan club.

On November 19, 2001, Linkin Park Underground, Linkin Park's fan club, was made. The first fan club package that was sent to members had a new edition of Hybrid Theory EP, with a note from the band. The first 500 copies of the CD were signed by all 6 members of the band.

The only ways to get the EP are to buy it from eBay, or win a contest in the Linkin Park Underground when the EP is awarded as a contest prize. But the prizes awarded by the LPU are the original EP.

Track listing[change | change source]

  1. "Carousel" – 3:00
  2. "Technique (Short)" – 0:40
  3. "Step Up" – 3:55
  4. "And One" – 4:30
  5. "High Voltage" – 3:30
  6. "Part of Me" – 4:06 (12:411)
    • 1 Anonymous Track 7 instrumental, similar to "Session". The track will go into some beeps for about 6 minutes from 4:06 to 10:00 then track 7 begins. The hidden track has been labeled by some fans as "Ambient".

Band line-up[change | change source]

Personnel[change | change source]

  • Produced by Mike Shinoda.
  • "Carousel" – Written by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington and Rob Bourdon. Produced and mixed by Mudrock and Mike Shinoda.
  • "Technique" (Short) – Written by Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn. Produced and mixed by Mike Shinoda.
  • "Step Up" – Written by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Brad Delson. Produced and mixed by Mike Shinoda.
  • "And One" – Written by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington and Rob Bourdon. Produced and mixed by Mudrock and Mike Shinoda.
  • "High Voltage" – Written by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Brad Delson. Produced and mixed by Mike Shinoda.
  • "Part of Me" – Written by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington and Rob Bourdon. Produced and mixed by Mudrock and Mike Shinoda.
  • Track seven written, produced and mixed by Mike Shinoda.
  • Mastered by Pat Kraus.
  • Art direction by Mike Shinoda.
  • Cover art by Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn.
  • Bass by Kyle Christner and Brad Delson.