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We are performing what is sure to be an unforgettable show tonight for our Russian fans in Moscow’s Red Square, in celebration of the world premiere event for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Our production team, along with director Michael Bay, have put together an incredible setup amidst a breathtaking setting. I wish you could all be here to witness this performance in person, but since you can’t, we have partnered with MTV and VH1 to air segments of it worldwide.
The premiere event and our performance of “Iridescent” will be highlighted on MTV, MTV2, mtvU, VH1 Classic and Palladia at 8:55pm ET/PT tomorrow, on June 24. A 30-minute piece will air next week on June 30 in English speaking countries. Stay tuned for details and times.
I would also like to thank our fan, Wan Muhammad Azzim, for his winning entry in our “Iridescent” artwork contest, which you can view here.
Noisecreep is pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere of a behind-the-scenes look at Linkin Park’s artfully constructed video for ‘Iridescent,’ the song that plays during the end credits of the forthcoming film ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon.’
“The video explores how human existence might be affected by the elements of Transformers robots and the threat of the Decepticons,” Linkin Park turntablist Joe Hahn, who directed the video, told Noisecreep. “What would it be like to be citizens in a decaying universe? I tried a lot of new things here, and we had a lot of fun shooting it.”
Both of Hahn’s points are made abundantly clear in the behind-the-scenes clip as well as in the finished video. Hahn says that the goal of the video is to combine the soulfulness of what the band does with the soulfulness of the film.
The video is somewhat abstract, shot in black, white and grey tones. That aesthetic carries over in this behind-the-scenes footage, giving it an authentic, homemade quality. Singer Mike Shinoda and Hahn are featured prominently in the clip, plopping on crash pads that were supplied for shots where the band members fall forward in slow motion.
Fair warning: if your happen to be squeamish about serpents, several moments in this footage will make you incredibly uncomfortable and creeped out! Shinoda is also seen handling diamond carpet pythons as they slither all over his arm. Shinoda handles the creatures with love and care, as if he has no fear of them. Be sure and keep your eyes peeled for the shot where he sings with the snakes wrapped around his hands; it is a haunting, beautiful and artistic image.
Shinoda also lets us know that one of the snakes makes “a big doody.” A snake actually pooped on him and he says it smells pretty bad. Well, it is poop!
After watching this exclusive Linkin Park footage, we know you’ll want and need more insider access, so make sure you head over here to watch the band’s ‘LPTV’ series, where they document life on the road, time in the studio and much more.
The final video is tri-chromatic, visually stunning piece of work that matches the contemplative nature of the song, with singer Chester Bennington flashing white lights rather than eyeballs while Shinoda looks at the camera with one white eyeball. The song is one of the quieter and prettier moments of Linkin Park’s eclectic catalog, and the video reflects that.
Transformer robots also appear in the video, providing the only brief flashes of color in the clip.
Linkin Park will premiere their new video for the song “Iridescent” from the upcoming Transformers movie, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon on VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia on Thursday, June 2 at 8PM ET.
Additionally, MTV’s “The Seven” will air exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot on Thursday, June 2 at 5pm ET/PT in anticipation of MTV’s video premiere on Friday.
MTV’s “10 On Top” will also air behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot Saturday, June 4 at 11:30am ET/PT. MTV Hits, mtvU and MTV2 will all add the video into rotation following the VH1 premiere.
As Linkin Park’s musical vision gets more expansive and ambitious, so too have their videos. We’ve got a sneak peek of “Iridescent,” the lead single off the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack. And if the clip below is any indication of the entire video, the band has fully embraced their sci-fi side, as the hand (of God?) reaches out to a group of people wholly obscured by sheets. Meanwhile, Mike Shinoda caresses a snake, while a H.R. Giger-esque creature scans a floating, holographic rotating polygon.
Directed by band member Joe Hahn, “Iridescent” is the fourth single from the band’s fourth album A Thousand Suns. And don’t forget to watch the full-length “Iridescent” video when it premieres Thursday, June 2, on MTV and MTV.com.
watch the preview here!
From Facebook Linkin park:
We are looking for a talented designer out there to help us make a piece of official artwork for “Iridescent,” the new single from Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The winner will be showcased for 30 million fans and at our performance in Red Square at the film’s premiere on June 23. Go to http://linkinpark.deviantart.com/ to submit or for more information.
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