The late Chester Bennington was revisiting music with his pre-Linkin Park band prior to his 2017 death. The forthcoming album features his original vocals.
Before taking his life in 2017, Chester Bennington had been planning for a reunion with his pre-Linkin Park band. While a live show never got to take place, Grey Daze has completed their work on modernizing their old songs, which were written in the 90s. Our first sample of the forthcoming release, “What’s In The Eye,” features the late frontman on vocals. Speaking to Kerrang!, drummer Sean Dowdell calls the album “bittersweet” without Bennington around, but ultimately feels, “I think he’d be quite proud of what we did.”
The video creatively uses the old VHS footage of Grey Daze performances by superimposing it into an eye. And Chester recorded these vocals when he was just 17 years old. Check it out.
Late last year, Chester’s widow Talinda Bennington shared a note on social media that music from Grey Daze was coming. She explained that Chester has been working with them on this project before his death and its completion would be meaningful to him.
From what I understand from my industry sources, “What’s In The Eye” is a ‘fan track’ and another single called “Sickness” will arrive on February 5. A full Grey Daze album will follow at some point featuring work from Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer from Korn, Marcos Curiel (P.O.D.), Chris Traynor (Bush), and more.