Grey Daze Announces Four Part Documentary Series: Grey Daze: Creation Of The Phoenix

Following the recent announcement of their forthcoming album The PhoenixGrey Daze, the band who introduced the world to Chester Bennington, today reveals plans for a new documentary series Grey Daze – Creation of The Phoenix. The 4 part series tells the story of the band through the experience of creating the album and Episode 1 is out now on Grey Daze’s Youtube and available to view below.

From their teenage days in Phoenix, Arizona, to taking on the challenge of finishing Chester’s dream; to the album’s reworking and selecting the album title and cover art; Grey Daze – Creation of The Phoenix is story of brotherhood among a band, dealing with changes, and recognising how full circle life and art can be. The series will roll out episodically this Spring in the lead up to their new album’s release date.

Amends was more emotional and reflective,” explains drummer and songwriter Sean Dowdellof the different mood and feel displayed on The Phoenix, which also sees contributions from Dave Navarro, Richard Patrick and Bennington’s daughters, Lily and Lila Bennington. “We felt sad when we were writing it. Now that we’re a couple of years removed, it’s very clear what we were going through. We were at a different stage of grief. We went through the shock and the sadness. Now, we’re back to gratitude. So, The Phoenix is more of a celebration of our friend, his talent, and the music. It captures Chester’s angst and energy that people fell in love with. It’s much more aggressive. If you love Chester’s scream, you’ll love this record.”

Over the course of Grey Daze’s first incarnation, which ran 1993 to 1998, the group recorded and released two albums. It is those albums that serve as a foundation for both Amends and The Phoenix. Prior to Bennington’s passing he publicly announced the Grey Daze’s return, which included re-recording the band’s largely undiscovered discography. With Talinda Bennington’s blessing, and working with Producer Esjay Jones, the surviving band members: Dowdell, bass player Mace Beyers, and guitar player Cristin Davis, moved forward, as both a way to pay tribute to their fallen brother and bandmate, but also to expose his fans to another dimension of the dynamic singer. Amends arrived in 2020, with Rolling StoneRevolverBillboard, and Kerrang! praising the once-in-a-lifetime collection. NME summed it up best as “a great modern rock record fronted by one of the best vocalists in the game.” In late 2020, the trio reconvened with Jones re-recording, and re-working the remaining 10 tracks that would become The Phoenix

Saturation (Strange Love)
Starting To Fly
Be Your Man
Holding You (featuring Dave Navarro)
Believe Me (featuring Richard Patrick)
Anything Anything
Wake Me

Pre-orders for the album are available via the following link.

Grey Daze Announce Stripped Back EP

Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park band, Grey Daze released their record, ‘Amends’ back in June of this year which featured a collection of tracks featuring the late musician’s re-mastered vocals from the groups largely undiscovered catalog.

The band have now revealed they are to release an acoustic EP titled as ‘Amends Stripped’, featuring raw and minimalist versions of some tracks.

Drummer Sean Dowdell has explained a little bit more behind the purpose of the release:

“One of the more interesting things about working with such a great singer like Chester, is the more you take away from his surroundings, the more you get to appreciate and hear all of the subtle nuances of his voice. He was a very special vocalist with an amazing writing ability, and it was very meaningful for us to use these different vocal performances on the acoustic version of ‘Shouting Out.’”

Check out the Artwork, Tracklisting, Stream of ‘Shouting Out’ and Pre-Order options below.

01. Shouting Out (Stripped)
02. Sometimes (Stripped)
03. Soul Song (Stripped)
04. What’s In The Eye (Stripped)
05. The Syndrome (Stripped)

Pre-Orders are available via Banquet Records, Rough Trade and Amazon.

Chester Bennington’s First Band Recruit His Son To Re-Record Old Material

He may be no longer with this world, but his legacy lives on.

Chester Bennington’s first ever band, Grey Daze, has announced they’re to re-record old material of the bands with the help of Bennington’s family.

Jamie Bennington, the late vocalists 22 years old son, has recorded vocals for the current project.

On the recording, Grey Daze has said: “Chester would have been so very proud of his Son Jaime Bennington. We had Jaime sing along with his father last night at NRG Recording Studios and his voice is great! Sounds a lot like his father and we were all very proud to be a part of it.”

Korn’s Brian Welch and James Shaffer have also been recruited for the project with Grey Daze saying:

“Epic day recording the new record with Brian Head Welch and Munky from korn James “Munky” Shaffer Korn

Chester would be soooo stoked right now! These guys are killing it!!!!”