World Exclusive: Grey Daze And The Lost Music Of Chester Bennington
Before Linkin Park made him a household name, Grey Daze gave a young Chester Bennington his first shot at stardom. Now, over 20 years after work began, the world is set to hear his most formative experiences in rock for the very first time. In a world exclusive interview, drummer Sean Dowdell reveals how he set about finally completing the ‘lost’ Grey Daze album, which will give his dear friend a voice once more…
On top of that, there’s a beautiful free Chester art print, courtesy of illustrator Peter Strain!
Elsewhere in the issue, Code Orange’s Jami Morgan delves into the feral world of Underneath, while Sam McTrusty unveils the creative blueprint behind Twin Atlantic’s forthcoming LP, POWER. Elsewhere, Steve Harris roars back with British Lion, Sick Of It All’s Lou Koller takes the career-spanning K! Interview, and Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn reveals the songs that changed his life.
In the reviews section, genre-hopping LA alt artist Poppy finds heaviness outside the box on paradigm-shunting third LP, and hooded U.S. metal maniacs Midnight make us miss Motörhead less. On the live front, Wage War surge into the UK on their debut headline tour, Clutch dig deep into the vibe bag, and Mark Morton shows his softer side at a solo acoustic show.
There are six emo icons posters, too, featuring My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo.
All this and more is available in the new issue of Kerrang!, which you can get anywhere in the world through Kerrang.Newsstand.co.uk. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, January 15 from all good newsagents.
Emo Nite Vegas Vacation is happening this October – and it features performances by the likes of Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker, Sleeping With Sirens and more.
Ahead of the release of upcoming album The Persistence Of Memory, Richard Z. Kruspe has teamed up with Rammstein bandmate Till Lindemann for a new Emigrate cover.