After being sidelined by an illness, Chester Bennington and Linkin Park are back at full force and finishing up the current leg of their North American Tour.
Check out our gallery below from their recent show at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
February 23, 2011
The Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Photos by: Sergio Bastidas
Chester Bennington , lead singer for the band Linkin Park, has put the finishing touches on OUT OF ASHES, the debut album from his new band Dead By Sunrise. The album is tentatively scheduled for a fall release through Warner Bros. Records.
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).
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!”