Chester Bennington’s Old Band Drops New Song & Reveals Album Release Date

By Eliot Hill

February 6, 2020

On Thursday (February 6), Chester Bennington's former band, Grey Daze, announced its upcoming tribute album to the late singer, titled Amends, will be released April 10.

In conjunction with the album news, Grey Daze also released the next song from Amends, “Sickness,” along with its music video. Not only is Bennington's vocals featured on the track, but the video's concept is also a nod to the late Linkin Park singer.

“This is loosely based on a true story from when Chester was 15-years-old. He was being bullied at school and one day suffered a real beating,” Grey Daze's drummer Sean Dowdell said. ”That was the day I assumed a role as protector and almost older brother figure to Chester that has lasted since, even after his passing.” 

“Sickness” follows the release of Grey Daze's first single with Bennington released last month, “What’s in the Eye.” The band has been keeping fans informed along the way as the members finished the album they started with Bennington in memory of their friend and bandmate.

“We're going to do our friend proud. We're gonna make Chester proud and we're going to make sure this is something he would have been absolutely elated to put out,” Dowdell previously said.

Bennington's legacy was chronicled in a mini-documentary released by the band. It showcased his life as well as the recording of Amends; which also features vocals by Bennington's son, Jaime. 

A month after Amends is released, the inaugural 320 Festival (conceptualized by his widow, Talinda) will be held in Los Angeles and will feature a mental health summit, community festival, and benefit concert.

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