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22 Jan
2010
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Dead By Sunrise, the new band fronted by Chester Bennington, lead singer for multi-platinum, two-time Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park, announce their first UK headline show at London’s HMV Forum on 19th February 2010.

Tickets are now on sale from www.aeglive.co.uk / www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 08444 775 775 priced £17.50 (excluding booking fee)

The band, which is Bennington on vocals, guitarists Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh (from Orgy/Julien-K), bassist Brandon Belsky, drummer Elias Anda (also from Julien-K), and keyboardist Anthony Valcic, recorded ‘Out of Ashes’ in Los Angeles with producer Howard Benson (Motorhead, My Chemical Romance).

The songs on debut album ‘Out of Ashes’ began to take shape during some downtime Linkin Park had before the band began recording their double-platinum 2007 album ‘Minutes to Midnight’. “I came up with a few songs that felt and sounded really good, but I knew they weren’t right stylistically for Linkin Park,” Bennington says. “They were darker and moodier than anything I’d come up with for the band. So I decided to work on them on my own rather than turn them over and have them transformed into Linkin Park tracks.”

Bennington says that the music he wrote for Dead By Sunrise is darker, sexier, and more personal than anything he’s done before. “It’s got me all over it,” he says. “This is the music I hear in my head.” Indeed the creative freedom that Bennington felt making ‘Out of Ashes’ is evident on songs like ‘Crawl Back In’, ‘Let Down’ and ‘Walking in Circles.’ “There are no hip-hop influences at all on this record, which is obviously a big difference,” he says. “Also, the amount of vocal layering and use of harmony really showcase my voice in a new way. I was involved in the entire process of making the record, including the programming and the production, which was not only a great educational experience, it was very empowering. I’m really excited that the album is finally going to see the light of day!”

Bennington has been busy as of late, having spent the past 18 months touring with Linkin Park in support of ‘Minutes To Midnight’, which has sold more than six million copies worldwide since its release in spring of 2007. One of the most successful rock bands to emerge this decade, Linkin Park has sold more than 45 million albums worldwide. They’ve scored a remarkable string of chart-topping hit singles, a pair of Grammy wins, and earned an international fan base whose members number in the millions.

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11 Jul
2009
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Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has just finished recording Out Of Ashes, the debut album from his new band Dead By Sunrise (fall ’09 Warner Bros. Records). The rest of the band is comprised of guitarists Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh of Orgy/Julien-K fame, bassist Brandon Belsky, drummer Elias Anda (Julien-K) and keyboardist Anthony Valcic. Out Of Ashes was produced in Los Angeles with hitmaker Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance). Bennington started working on Dead By Sunrise whenever Linkin Park had a break. “I came up with a few songs that felt and sounded really good, but I knew they weren’t right stylistically for Linkin Park. They were darker and moodier than anything I’d come up with for the band. So I decided to work on them on my own rather than turn them over and have them transformed into Linkin Park tracks.” Compared to Linkin Park, Bennington says that Dead By Sunrise is darker, sexier, and more personal than anything he’s done before. “It’s got me all over it,” he says. “This is the music I hear in my head.”

“There are no hip-hop influences at all on this record, which is obviously a big difference,” he says. “Also, the amount of vocal layering and use of harmony really showcase my voice in a new way. I was involved in the entire process of making the record, including the programming and the production, which was not only a great educational experience, it was very empowering. I’m really excited that the album is finally going to see the light of day!”

Check out the track “Morning After” on Dead By Sunrises’s MySpace here

12 Nov
2008

Chester Bennington recently spoke to MTV.com about what he’s got going for the next year or so.

This is what he had to say about the new album:
“Asking someone to describe what something sounds like is like telling a blind person to guess what I look like.”

“It’s almost impossible. I can tell you that it’s our first stab — and perhaps our only stab, depending on how good we do — at creating a concept record, so there are a lot of things that are going to either free us up in a lot of ways or restrict us in a lot of ways. In terms of describing what it sounds like … it sounds like peanut butter and jelly. It’s sounding delicious.”

“For me, you say the words ‘concept record,’ and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.”
“There’s a story, and everything has to relate to that story. It sounds a little daunting to me, so, I think my confidence level will drop, but when it was presented to us by this friend of ours, we liked the idea. It was an inspiring idea, and it was something we could relate a lot of the things we like to write about to. It couldn’t have come strictly from us — an outside source brought it to us in a way that was exciting.”
(Editor’s note: Isn’t every Linkin Park record a “concept album”?)

Linkin Park will hit the studio before the end of the year. Chester also talked about his side project Dead Sunrise with the two guitarists from Orgy, Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck. He’s been working with hit producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry and a bunch of power pop emo).

“I wanted to make sure the record was different from the Linkin Park record,” he said. “It’s not as hard as it sounds. If you take Mike [Shinoda] out of the equation — because I personally feel he’s created our signature sound — it automatically sounds different. It’s more of a standard rock record. There are elements to it where you can tell where the inspiration comes from, but it’s pure rock with melody.”

Read more about Dead Sunrise and the new LP album here.