Published Dec 11, 2019Prior to becoming Linkin Park's lead vocalist, Chester Bennington manned the mic for a Phoenix band named Grey Daze. Now, the band are set to release a new album featuring the late singer's vocals.
News of the album was revealed by Bennington's widow, Talinda, in a statement posted to Instagram. She wrote that Chester and his Grey Daze bandmates were re-recording their old music in early 2017, ahead of reuniting to play a 20th anniversary show that fall.
"He was so enthusiastic about doing this, he was eager to play rock music and there were messages in those songs he knew would be meaningful to fans," Talinda wrote. "It also meant a lot to him to be working with his Grey Daze bandmates, Sean Dowdell... along with Mace Beyers, and Cristin Davis. He'd known them more than half of his life."
The project then "seemed like an afterthought" following Bennington's passing, but was completed and is now set for release.
"The Grey Daze project is one of the ways we can continue to tell Chester's story and connect with his fans," Talinda concluded. "For us, releasing a new Grey Daze album will shine a light on where my husband started and hopefully give fans a better understanding of his art and a more full picture of his journey through this incredible music."
This past February, Grey Daze revealed they had hit the studio with Chester's son, Jamie Bennington, writing that he "sounds a lot like his father." As of this point, no further details on the album have been revealed.
Bennington left Grey Daze in 1998 to join Linkin Park — known then as Xero — the following year. This year, his posthumous vocals appeared on a solo song from Lamb of God's Mark Morton.