It's been alluded to for just under a year now, and finally Grey Daze – Chester Bennington's pre-Linkin Park band – have announced details of their upcoming album Amends.
The full-length features newly-recorded music as well as re-mastered vocals from the band's discography, and will be released on April via Loma Vista Recordings. “We started Grey Daze in 1993, the band ended up breaking up in 1998,” remembers founder and drummer Sean Dowdell. “Fast forward to 2016, 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 Chester proud and we’re going to make sure this is something he would have been elated to put out.”
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Following the release of previous single What's In The Eye, the band have now unveiled another track via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The song goes by the name Sickness, and comes with an accompanying video that is "loosely based on a true story from when Chester was 15 years old", says Sean.
“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 for Sickness below: