Linkin Park Launch Cryptic Countdown on Website

Linkin Park have launched a cryptic countdown on their website that has a five-day timer earlier at present (Jan. 27) at 3PM ET.

Not a lot has been heard from the band or its members in current months, so any exercise from Linkin Park on this scale feels fairly important. And although the countdown pages do not comprise a complete lot of data, there’s some big clues that might maybe lead followers to fixing the thriller earlier than the clock expires on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

What’s on the web site?

Not a complete lot. However sufficient to poke round and begin asking questions on what this may very well be.

The welcome display greets you with a photograph collage and a pop-up window prompting you to click on the OKAY button.

“DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF LiNkiNgPaRk-nUmB.exe,” it says on the display.

There is a couple issues to notice:

First, the file says “Linking” as a substitute of Linkin and, most clearly, it seems to be concerning the hit music “Numb,” off Meteora, which is able to have fun its twentieth anniversary on March 25 later this 12 months.

Linkin Park Countdown Website

When you hit okay, the web site methods you into pondering a file is about to seem in your obtain folder, however issues go awry and also you’re as a substitute met with a blue display.

On this display is the lively countdown timer (screenshotted beneath with 4 days, 23 hours, 27 minutes and 50 seconds left) in addition to a message about that “Numb” file.”

“DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION_LiNkiNgPaRk-nUmB.exe,” the file title now reads with a collection of “recovered hyperlinks” directing you elsewhere on the location, certainly one of them relating to Linkin Park’s debut album “Hybrid Principle.”

Linkin Park Countdown Website

What’s an .exe file?

We perceive — there’s an opportunity you might not even know what sort of file you have been so just lately so wanting to obtain.

An .exe file stands for “executable file” and, at its most elementary, is described by Tech Target, as a file that “accommodates an encoded sequence of directions that the system can execute immediately when the person clicks the file icon.”

Have Linkin Park posted something about this?

Yup. This is some DOS-lloking script (techies, please forgive us for being crude) that the band tweeted.

What are followers saying?

Largely, recollecting how they downloaded sketchy information within the earlier days of the web and ruined their family computer.

And how old they feel now that Meteora is popping 20.

One Twitter person suspects Linkin Park is plotting anniversary reissues/rereleases of both Meteora or the Reanimation remix album that got here out in 2002.

Keep tuned as extra data turns into obtainable.

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