Klaus Thymann

A new Linkin Park album is always an event in the rock world. The band's new album, 'A Thousand Suns,' hits stores on Sept. 14. It's been three years since 'Minutes to Midnight,' so fans are clamoring for more from the California rockers.

Linkin Park are giving away the song 'Wretches and Kings' to people who pre-order the album at www.linkinpark.com. But first, AOL is beyond pleased to give fans the first listen to the beat-driven 'Wretches and Kings' with this exclusive premiere.

Listen to 'Wretches and Kings'

The song kicks off with an impassioned speech about breaking away from the machines that dictate life as we know it, before launching into a thunderous beat and Chester Bennington's signature vocals.