Mastodon Stream New Song “Forged By Neron” From “Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack”

Mastodon have premiered a new song titled “Forged By Neron.” This track is from the soundtrack to the DC Comics series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” That compilation was executive produced by Tyler Bates and it will be released in digital outlets on June 18 (physical copies out July 16).

Mastodon‘s Brann Dailor commented:

“We are super excited and honored to be part of the ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack‘! We’ve all been fans of DC Comics and the Batman universe since we were kids, so it really means a lot for us to be able to add something to that world.”

Bates added:

“This soundtrack and motion-comic series was made by fans of comics, for fans of comics and music. ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘ is next-level storytelling by two incredibly talented artists in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The visual aspect of this comic is entirely compelling, and resonates throughout each song on the soundtrack.”

“Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack” Track Listing:

01. Mastodon – “Forged By Neron”
02. Chelsea Wolfe – “Diana”
03. HEALTH / Tyler Bates – “ANTI-LIFE” (feat. Deftones frontman Chino Moreno)
04. Maria Brink (In This Moment) / Tyler Bates – “Meet Me In Fire” (feat. Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack)
05. Grey Daze – “Anything, Anything”
06. Rise Against – “Broken Dreams, Inc.”
07. Manchester Orchestra – “Never Ending”
08. Denzel Curry / PlayThatBoiZay – “Bad Luck”
09. Carach Angren – “Skull With A Forked Tongue”
10. Starcrawler – “Good Time Girl”
11. GUNSHIP / Tyler Bates – “Berserker” (feat. ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo)
12. Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) / Tyler Bates / Gil Sharone – “Now You’ve Really Done It”
13. Show Me The Body – “Stone Cold Earth”
14. IDLES – “Sodium”
15. Soccer Mommy – “Kissing In The Rain”

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.”

Grey Daze Delay “Amends” To June

As previously reported, 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,” was supposed to be released on April 10. However, it has since been delayed to June 26 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Drummer Sean Dowdell commented:

“When we announced that we were working on Amends our intention was always to honor Chester’s memory and to finish the work he had begun with us. Amends means so much to his family, our families and the millions of fans worldwide who embraced Chester that we feel we owe it to everyone involved to ensure that Amends receives a proper release.”

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

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 April 10. A video for the record’s second single, “Sickness,” can be found below. That track features Helmet‘s Page Hamilton and Sean Dowdell had the following to say about it:

“This is loosely based on a true story from when Chester was 15-years-old. He was being bullied at school and one day suffered a real beating. That was the day I assumed a role as protector and almost older brother figure to Chester that has lasted since, even after his passing.”

In addition to Hamilton, the album will also feature Chester’s son Jaime, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, Bush’s Chris Traynor, Breaking Benjamin’s Jasen Rauch, and Chester’s Dead By Sunrise bandmate Ryan Shuck (Adema, Julien-K). Here’s the track listing:

01. “Sickness” (feat. Page Hamilton)
02. “Sometimes”
03. “What’s In The Eye”
04. “The Syndrome”
05. “In Time”
06. “Just Like Heroin”
07. “B12”
08. “Soul Song” (feat. Jaime Bennington)
09. “Morei Sky”
10. “She Shines” (feat. Brian “Head” Welch & James “Munky” Shaffer)
11. “Shouting Out”

Watch New Mini-Documentary On Chester Bennington’s Early Band Grey Daze

A new mini-documentary on Chester Bennington’s early band Grey Daze has been released and can be seen below. As previously reported, the group were working on an album of re-recorded tracks before the Linkin Park frontman’s tragic death and the effort has since been completed with some help from various guests. The band recently released the record’s first single, “What’s In The Eye,” which can be found HERE.

[via Loudwire]