Linkin Park Plots 20th Anniversary Reissue of “Hybrid Theory”

Linkin Park performs in 2017. Photo by Mairo Cinquetti/REX/Shutterstock (8871641ab)

Linkin Park officially announced the reissue of their debut album Hybrid Theory for its 20th anniversary. It is set to arrive on October 9th and will contain bonus content including unreleased songs and demos from the period.

The band already shared previously unknown track from 1999, titled “She Couldn’t,” which was made available on all major streaming platforms.

The nu-metal legends revealed that fans will be able to get their hands on a variety of special box sets, which will come in the form of CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

Depending on the box set, the release will contain the original Hybrid Theory album, B-Rarities from the era, remix record Reanimation, three full-length concerts, hours of previously unseen footage, demos, and much more.

“It’s incredible to think it’s been 20 years since Hybrid Theory was released,” said Linkin Park in a statement. “All gratitude to our fans who made this epic journey we started 20 years ago possible. We dedicate our music to you. We rededicate our Hybrid Theory to you.”

Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory in 2000 to commercial and critical acclaim. It reached No.2 in the U.S. while becoming the best-selling debut release since 1997’s Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction. The group also won the Best Hard Rock Performance for “Crawling” at the 44th Grammy Awards.