Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
KNAC Magazine KNAC ON-AIR TALENT KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store
News

GREY DAZE Set Release Date For Amends Album

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 6:01 PM


Out April 10 Via Loma Vista Recordings; "Sickness" Video Launches

- advertisement -
GREY DAZE, Chester Bennington’s pre-LINKIN PARK band, release Amends (https://found.ee/GD_Amends), the Phoenix-born band’s eagerly-awaited album featuring newly recorded music with re-mastered vocals from the group’s long out-of-print, and largely undiscovered, catalog, on April 10 via Loma Vista Recordings.

Accompanying the album announcement, GREY DAZE have simultaneously released a second single from the 11-song collection, premiering “Sickness” today via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show (“Hottest Record”). A video for the track has also been released, with band founder and drummer, Sean Dowdell, explaining: “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.”

Watch the video now on KNAC.COM HERE.

Amends is the origin story of one of modern rock’s most recognizable voices and also a full circle moment among friends. The album is the fulfillment of a planned GREY DAZE reunion that Chester had announced prior to his untimely passing. The remaining band members – Dowdell (drums), Mace Beyers (bass) and Cristin Davis (guitar) – along with Talinda Bennington (Chester’s widow) and his parents, made it their mission to see the project through with assistance from Tom Whalley, the founder of Loma Vista Recordings and former Warner Bros. Records Chairman during LINKIN PARK’s tenure at the label. Dowdell, Beyers and Davis selected the tracks from the band’s mid-90s, but largely unknown, catalog and re-recorded the music in 2019 to accompany Chester’s re-mastered vocals. Produced by Jay Baumgardner, several musicians leant their time and talent to the album, including KORN’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, Paige Hamilton (HELMET), Chris Traynor (BUSH, HELMET, ORANGE 9MM), LP, Jasen Rauch (BREAKING BENJAMIN) and Ryan Shuck (ORGY).

Earlier this week, Dowdell and Talinda Bennington spoke with Rolling Stone about the project, discussing how it came to fruition and the emotions of sharing this album with the world. “He wanted to do GREY DAZE again because the music was awesome, he loved it back then, and he was excited to be able to create,” Talinda shared in the Rolling Stone piece. “Doing it now that he had all this experience under his belt – he had accomplished so much and come so far since then – he was excited about it. I can hear him now. He’s like, ‘F**k yeah!’”

Dowdell appeared on both KROQ (Los Angeles) and KUPD (Phoenix) to discuss Amends and how meaningful this release is to both the circle of people who were intimately involved but also to the millions of fans who have been waiting to hear Chester’s voice once again.

“We started GREY DAZE in 1993, the band ended up breaking up in 1998,” explains Dowdell in a recently released documentary (https://youtu.be/WeryXu6f4gQ). “Fast forward to 2015, Chester’s on the road and says, ‘I think we should put Grey Daze back together.’ Obviously, what happened, happened and Chester was tragically taken from us. Of course, as soon as he passed, it was like ‘oh my God, I lost my friend, my friend’s wife is now a widow and my friend’s kids are now fatherless.’ There were all of these emotions. About six or seven months later, I started some conversations and said I really want to finish this album. We’re not going to accept mediocrity, we’re going to do our friend proud, we’re going to make sure Chester is proud and we’re going to make sure this is something he would have been elated to put out."

Amends track listing:

  • "Sickness"
  • "Sometimes"
  • "What’s In The Eye"
  • "The Syndrome"
  • "In Time"
  • "Just Like Heroine"
  • "B12"
  • "Soul Song"
  • "Morei Sky"
  • "She Shines"
  • "Shouting Out"
Amends is available in a variety of collectible formats with several iterations available exclusively via the band’s website (https://found.ee/GD_AmendsStore). The CD comes as a 16-page case-bound book; a first pressing, ruby red vinyl variant exclusive to the band’s webstore; and a numbered deluxe edition featuring both a CD and LP, which includes the first ever disc tray designed for vinyl, as well as a 60-page book with never-before-seen photos and 180g red and white splattered vinyl. Digital and other standard versions of the album are available here: https://found.ee/GD_Amends. Pre-orders include instant downloads of “What’s In The Eye” (https://found.ee/GD_Amends) and “Sickness”. A CD single is also available today at independent record stores nationwide, featuring both new singles “What’s In The Eye” and “Sickness”, as well as a $3 off coupon for the full album, Amends.

GREY DAZE formed in 1992. The Phoenix-based band went on to independently release two albums: Wake Me (1994) and no sun today (1996). GREY DAZE parted ways in 1998, with Chester serendipitously auditioning for the Los Angeles band XERO, who later became LINKIN PARK. In 2017, Chester announced GREY DAZE’s reunion, which would see the band re-working and re-recording a collection of songs they had started two decades earlier. The project was shelved in July 2017 but with the blessing of Chester’s widow, Talinda, and his family, GREY DAZE regrouped and finished the album. Amends represents an important yet unheard chapter – the origin story of one of modern rock’s most recognizable voices – and also a full circle moment along friends.


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
DEVILDRIVER Launches Second Video For Track "Iona"
IRON ANGEL Set For New Album Emerald Eyes
BLACK VEIL BRIDES Announce Re-Stitch These Wounds And Special Live Stream Album Release Show
MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSINS Drop "Tell Tale Heart" Video
TONY MONTANA, BRENTT ARCEMENT Team Up For SHADOW & THE THRILL's Debut Album Sugarbowl
SVEN GALI Premiere Music Video For "Now"
AMARANTHE Reveal New Album Manifest
BRUJERIA Unleash New Video For "COVID-666"
MAD MAX Gets "Hurricaned" With New Streaming Single
HEATHEN Unveil New Album Empire Of The Blind
DORO Releases New Digital Single, Video "Brickwall"
VENOM PRISON Announce New Release Defy The Tyrant
SEVENDUST Release New SOUNDGARDEN Cover For "The Day I Tired To Live"
PALAYE ROYALE Release Music Video For "Anxiety"
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce New Album Scorpio
WHITECHAPEL Launches "Doom Woods" Animated Video
ANTHRAX Tip Hat To DIMEBAG With New Bourbon, 'The Healer'
AYREON Set For New Album Transitus
SICK OF IT ALL Share New Video For "Bull's Anthem"
INCANTATION Reveal Sect of Vile Divinities Album
TRIVIUM Announce Global Livestream Event "A Light Or A Distant Mirror"
NECROT Unleashes "Asleep Forever" Single
KILL THE LIGHTS Cover TESTAMENT's "Into The Pit"
STRYPER Unveil New Album Even The Devil Believes
Prog Supergroup FLYING COLORS Set For New Live Album Third Stage: Live In London
ANTI-FLAG Announce "Quarantine Sucks, Let's Party!" Digital Tour
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveal The Final Batch Of "Virtual World Tour" Dates
SKELETAL REMAINS Unveil New Album The Entombment Of Chaos
JOYOUS WOLF Debut "Odyssey" Animated Video
DEATH DEALER Announce New Album, Star Bass Player
BEYOND THE BLACK Drops New Video For "Human"
SCORPIONS Share New Song "Sign Of Hope"
MISERY SIGNALS Releases New Single/Video For "River King"
SEETHER Returns With First New Album In Three Years, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (“If You Want Peace, Prepare for War”)
JERRY CANTRELL To Appear On GIBSON TV’s ICONS
ENSIFERUM Releases Video For Single "Amdromeda"
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveals The Second Batch Of "Virtual World Tour" Dates
LAMB OF GOD Launch New Video For "Gears"
GRAVE DIGGER Stream New Track "Barbarian"
ANGELES Unveil Hell On High Heels Album Tracklisting
PRIMAL FEAR Unleash New Single, Video "I Am Alive"
VALKYRIE Debut New Track "The Choice"
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Share Otherworldly Music Video For New Track "Abyss"
STEEL PANTHER Debut "Let's Get High Tonight" Video
DAN REED NETWORK, RECKLESS LOVE Announce "Let's Hear It For The King" Co-Headline UK Tour
THE AGONIST Releases New Album Title Track Video For "Orphans"
MACHINE HEAD Drop 2-Track Civil Unrest Single
AIRFORCE Unveil New Album Strike Hard
RAGE Reveals New Lineup And Launches New Single/Video
SEPTICFLESH Announces Live Pre-Screening Event For Upcoming Concert DVD
ALCATRAZZ Drop New Video For "London 1666"
WILDSTREET ‘Kings Of The World Tour’ Tour Dates Announced
ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Set To Release First Book, Wicked Words and Epic Tales
DEE SNIDER Reveals "I Am The Hurricane" Live Video
CLINT LOWERY Surprise Releases Grief & Distance EP
AVERSIONS CROWN Release Music Video For "Paradigm"
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveals The First Batch Of "Virtual World Tour" Dates
RUSH Launch Their New Official Conceptual Music Video For “The Spirit of Radio”
AVATAR Share New Single "God Of Sick Dreams"
KVELERTAK Reveal Special Plans For "Live From Amper Tone Studio" Livestream Show
JEFFREY NOTHING Shares New Track "Never Enough"
POWER TRIP Surprises Fans With Live In Seattle 05.28.18 Album
ANGELES To Release New Album Hell On High Heels
ENSLAVED Invite Fans To Vote On Setlist For Upcoming Roadburn "Chronicles Of The Northbound" Show
RA Sign New Record Deal, Return With First New Album In Seven Years
BPMD Releases Metallic Cover Of "We're An American Band"
ACK! An All Star Tribute To ACE FREHLEY Tribute Set For MORC Live Stream
HEAVEN BELOW Set For Rest In Pieces: A Tribute To The Departed Covers Album
AMARANTHE Announce The Cancellation Of Their North American 2020 Tour
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Are "A Little Bit Off" With New Video
ANVIL To Perform At The First Canadian Metal Streaming Event
SILVERTUNG Debut Video For "World Gone Mad"
ANTHRAX Announce Persistence Of Time 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
NIGHT DEMON Release "Are You Out There" 7" Single
IN FLAMES Announce 20th Anniversary Edition Of Clayman Album
ABYSMAL DAWN Premieres CANDLEMASS Cover "Bewitched"
BLACK CROWN INITIATE Unveil New Album Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape
MUSHROOMHEAD Unleash Cinematic Post-Apocalyptic Music Video For New Track "The Heresy"
OCEANS OF SLUMBER Reveal Self-Titled New Album
FROM ASHES TO NEW Stream New Track "What I Get"
SUICIDE SILENCE To Stream 2015 Mental Health America Benefit Show
ENSIFERUM Launches "Rum, Women, Victory" Video
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Unveil New Album Abyss
ONSLAUGHT Unleash First Single From Upcoming Generation Antichrist Album
ASPHALT VALENTINE Premiere Video For "Twisted Road"
ENSLAVED Announce 'CINEMATIC SUMMER TOUR'
BLACK STAR RIDERS Share New Single "Candidate For Heartbreak"
WARKINGS Set To Unleash New Album Revenge'
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Drops New LP Title Track Video For "More Machine Than Man"
NECROT Readies New Full-Length Album Mortal
LAMB OF GOD Reveals Fourth New Single, "Routes"
ALESTORM Debut "Pirate Metal Drinking Crew" Video
KAMELOT Announce Stunning New Live Album + DVD/BluRay, I Am The Empire - Live From The 013
MADAME MAYHEM Launches New Single "Breaking Down"
BLEED FROM WITHIN Launch New Album Title Track Video "Fracture"
VALKYRIE Set To Drop New Album Fear
DOKKEN Reveal Release Of The Lost Songs: 1978-1981
VANDENBERG Stream New Track "Skyfall"
VOIVOD Set To Release The End Of Dormancy EP
THE AGONIST Drops New Fan Video For "In Vertigo"
TRAPT Share "Make It Out Alive" Track
PUDDLE OF MUDD To Perform Live Stream Concert
THE QUIREBOYS Announce ‘A Bit Of What You Fancy’ 30th Anniversary UK Tour
STABBING WESTWARD Ink Record Deal, Ready First New Studio Album In Almost 20 Years
HAKEN Launch Video For "Invasion"
DEVILDRIVER Return With Dealing With Demons I' Album
DEF LEPPARD, MOTLEY CRUE Stadium Tour Postponed





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2020 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News