Julien-K began as a side project for electronic music created by Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck from Orgy, with the later addition of Brandon Belsky and Elias Andra.
The first album, Death to Analog, which was mixed by Tim Palmer, is due to be released on February 17, 2009, respectively, the date of the United States "death to analog" television.
Julien-K's webpage began in the summer of 2003 with the demo versions of songs Look at You, Kick the Bass, Someday Soon, Everyone Knows, and Technical Difficulties. Up until 2007, the webpage said "Coming Soon." Since the official webpage launch, the site now has a wealth of information, links, photos, and other media.
In 2007 Julien-K was on the mainstage for Projekt Revolution tour and one of the opening bands for the North American tour of Evanescence: "The Open Door". In 2008, Julien-K opened for Mindless Self Indulgence on the latter band's 2008 tour.
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold more than 50 million albums and won two Grammy Awards. They achieved mainstream success with their debut album, Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005. Their following studio album, Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200s album charts in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world. Recognized for their adaptation of the nu metal and rap rock genre into a radio-friendly yet densely-layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band moved away from this and explored a variety of other genres in their latest studio album, Minutes to Midnight. The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third best debut week of any album that year. They are also known for their several collaborations, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mash-up album Collision Course, and many other artists on Reanimation.