LINKIN PARK has returned to the studio to continue work on the follow-up to 2014’s “The Hunting Party” album.

The band posted a picture on Facebook of frontman Chester Bennington laying down vocal tracks, with the accompanying caption: “Back to work this week.”

LINKIN PARK began work on a new album late last year, with the band’s Mike Shinoda telling NME: “I have no idea what it’ll sound like yet. It won’t sound like ‘The Hunting Party’. We like to surprise people.”

“The Hunting Party” was released in June 2014 and produced the hit singles “Guilty All The Same” and “Until It’s Gone”.

The album was described as something of a throwback to the hard-hitting rap-rock sound of the first two LINKIN PARK LPs — the group’s 2000 debut, “Hybrid Theory”, and 2003 follow-up, “Meteora”.

Bennington spent a couple of years touring as the singer of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, although he and STP amicably split in November.