Grey Daze Premiere “Drag” Music Video

The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have premiered a new video for their song “Drag.” This track is from the group’s new album “The Phoenix,” which will be released tomorrow (June 17). Like the band’s 2020 album “Amends,“ the effort is comprised of reworked songs featuring Bennington’s vocals. Sean Dowdell commented:

“‘Drag‘ is a very dark and droning heavy track, but the underlying message is really special. Chester is telling us, literally, that life is too short to be intoxicated, life is too short to be a drag. It is a song that gives any listener with a substance abuse past something to feel good about, something to help pull themselves out of that dark place.”

Grey Daze Premiere “Starting To Fly” Music Video

The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have premiered a new video for their song “Starting To Fly.” This track is from the group’s new album “The Phoenix,” which will be released on June 17. Like the band’s 2020 album “Amends,“ the effort will be comprised of reworked songs featuring Bennington’s vocals. Drummer Sean Dowdell commented:

“‘Starting To Fly‘ is a new Rock Anthem that is about finding yourself and your true potential. It is realizing that you can make the world yours. It’s a song about hope. How High Can We Go?”

Grey Daze Share First Episode Of “Creation Of The Phoenix” Documentary Series

The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have shared part one of their new documentary series “Grey Daze: Creation Of The Phoenix.” You can check that out below. This news comes as the group are preparing to release their new album “The Phoenix” on June 17. A synopsis of the series was shared in a press release:

“From their teenage days in Phoenix, Arizona, to taking on the challenge of finishing Chester’s dream; to the album’s reworking and selecting the album title and cover art; ‘Grey Daze: Creation Of The Phoenix’ is a story of brotherhood among a band, dealing with changes, and recognizing how full circle life and art can be.”

Grey Daze To Release New Album “The Phoenix” In June, Premiere “Saturation (Strange Love)” Music Video

The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have announced that they will be releasing a new album, titled “The Phoenix,” on June 17. Like the band’s 2020 album, “Amends,“ the effort will be comprised of reworked songs featuring Bennington’s vocals.

“The Phoenix” Track Listing:

01. “Saturation (Strange Love)”
02. “Starting To Fly”
03. “Be Your Man”
04. “Holding You” (feat. Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro)
05. “Hole” (feat. Lily & Lila Bennington)
06. “Drag”
07. “Believe Me” (feat. Filter’s Richard Patrick)
08. “Anything, Anything”
09. “Spin”
10. “Wake Me”

Drummer Sean Dowdell said the following about the record:

“‘Amends‘ was more emotional and reflective. We felt sad when we were writing it. Now that we’re a couple of years removed, it’s very clear what we were going through. We were at a different stage of grief. We went through the shock and the sadness. Now, we’re back to gratitude. So, ‘The Phoenix‘ is more of a celebration of our friend, his talent, and the music. It captures Chester’s angst and energy that people fell in love with. It’s much more aggressive. If you love Chester’s scream, you’ll love this record.”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Saturation (Strange Love),” can be found below. Dowdell added the following about that track:

“It’s going to surprise a lot of people because it gets back to Chester’s core. One of the things that people love about him was his unique ability to scream in key… and this song brings you back to everything you love about that scream. You feel that angst and raw emotion he brought to everything he did.”

Grey Daze Working On Another Album Featuring Chester Bennington’s Vocals

Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have revealed that they are working on another album featuring the late frontman’s vocals. A number of guests appear to be involved in the sessions including Filter frontman Richard Patrick, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, and Bennington‘s daughters Lily and Lila.

[via The PRP]

Grey Daze To Release Acoustic EP “Amends… Stripped”

The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have announced a new acoustic EP titled “Amends… Stripped.” The effort will be released on January 29 and it will feature stripped versions of “Shouting Out,” “Sometimes,” “Soul Song,” “What’s In The Eye,” and “The Syndrome.” A lyric video for the first single “Shouting Out” can be found below. Drummer Sean Dowdell said the following about that:

“One of the more interesting things about working with such a great singer like Chester, is the more you take away from his surroundings, the more you get to appreciate and hear all of the subtle nuances of his voice. He was a very special vocalist with an amazing writing ability, and it was very meaningful for us to use these different vocal performances on the acoustic version of ‘Shouting Out‘.”

Grey Daze Premiere “B12” Video

The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have shared a new video for their song “B12.” The track, which features Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Amends,” which is set to be released on June 26.

Grey Daze drummer Sean Dowdell commented:

“Everything we’ve done surrounding the upcoming release of Amends has been to honor Chester. The video for ‘B12‘ is no exception. We wanted to celebrate all that has been accomplished in seeing ‘Amends‘, a release he had wanted to bring to life, and in this video we not only brought his lyrics to life, we also were able to feel his presence as we performed alongside his vocal track.”

Welch added:

“The range, the power, the melody, and the flow… it sounds like [Chester’s] in his prime.”

Chester Bennington’s Son Jaime Directs Grey Daze’s “Soul Song” Video

Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze have shared a new video for “Soul Song.” The clip was directed by the late Linkin Park frontman’s son Jamie, who also guested on the track. “Soul Song” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Amends,” which is set to be released on June 26.

Jaime commented:

“This music video is about my spiritual connection to the other side and my literal experiences with the elusive and, at times, incomprehensible presence of my father after death. ‘Soul Song‘ is about the many ways in which we come to enlightenment, into knowledge, and the many ways we fall away from it. This is my personal experience with that.”

Grey Daze drummer Sean Dowdell added:

“Having Jaime involved in the recording of ‘Soul Song‘ meant so much to all of us. It was one of those full circle moments where we remembered meeting Chester at an even younger age than Jaime, and to now be recording with his son… it was a highlight of recording ‘Amends‘. Jamie is a burgeoning filmmaker so when he offered to do this video, well, we couldn’t think of a better way to present this song.”

Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park Band Grey Daze Share Re-Recorded Version Of “Sometimes”

Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze were previously working on an album of re-recorded tracks before the Linkin Park frontman’s tragic death and the effort, which is titled “Amends,” is now set to be released on June 26. The record’s third single, “Sometimes,” is now available and can be found below. Drummer Sean Dowdell commented:

“Chester was already a masterful lyricist at the age of 18, when he wrote this song (which was initially recorded when he was 21). I’ve said this in prior interviews but this is one of those songs that when I hear it now, I recognize the pain Chester was living with even more acutely now that I’m an adult. As so many of Chester’s lyrics do, this message in this song, that bad things happen and that things will get better, resonates in an entirely different way with the current crisis we are all living through, and brings a message of hope.”