6/23/2020

Dave Navarro hosts Grey Daze roundtable with members of Korn & Helmet via Inked Magazine  

DAVE NAVARRO HOSTS GREY DAZE ROUNDTABLE ALBUM SPECIAL, “SHOUTING OUT,” FEATURING KORN’S BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH, LP, AND CHRIS TRAYNOR (BUSH/HELMET)


EXPLORATION INTO CHESTER BENNINGTON’S MUSICAL GENESIS AND THE STORY BEHIND GREY DAZE’S AMENDS AIRS ACROSS INKED MAGAZINE’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS TOMORROW, JUNE 24, AT 9 PM EDT/6 PM PDT

YouTube: https://found.ee/GD_InkedYT; Facebook: https://found.ee/GD_InkedFb

 
 

Click the image above to view the “Shouting Out” trailer or follow this link: https://youtu.be/-3m5ZRYrBx8

 
 

June 23, 2020, Phoenix – Dave Navarro takes fans behind-the-scenes into Chester Bennington’s early years as the “Ink Master” host delves into the story of Grey Daze with the band’s drummer Sean Dowdell, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch, singer LP, Chris Traynor (Bush/Helmet) and producer Esjay Jones for a roundtable discussion dubbed “Shouting Out.” Fans can tune in tomorrow, June 24, via Inked Magazine’s social media channels (YouTube: https://found.ee/GD_InkedYT; Facebook: https://found.ee/GD_InkedFb).


“We’re here today to discuss a great friend of all of ours, Chester Bennington,” says Navarro in the intro to the hour-long special. “You know him from Linkin Park, of course, but a lot of people don’t know that before Linkin Park, Chester was in a band called Grey Daze and that Grey Daze is where he developed his skills, his styles, his technique. Even lyrically, he was going into some of those places that he talks about in his later on lyrics.”


“Shouting Out” arrives as Grey Daze’s album, Amends (https://found.ee/GD_Amends), becomes available this Friday via Loma Vista Recordings. The 11-song release is the fulfillment of a planned Grey Daze reunion that Chester had announced prior to his untimely passing. The remaining band members – Dowdell, Mace Beyers (bass) and Cristin Davis (guitar) – along with Talinda Bennington (Chester’s widow) and his parents, made it their mission to see the project through with assistance from Tom Whalley, the founder of Loma Vista Recordings and former Warner Bros. Records Chairman during Linkin Park’s tenure at the label. Dowdell, Beyers and Davis selected the tracks from the band’s mid-90s, but largely unknown, catalog and re-recorded the music in 2019 to accompany Chester’s re-mastered vocals. Produced by Jay Baumgardner, several musicians leant their time and talent to the album, including Korn’s Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, Paige Hamilton (Helmet), Traynor (Orange 9MM/Helmet), LP, Jasen Rauch (Breaking Benjamin) and Ryan Shuck (Orgy).


“He did have that raw talent early on,” explains Dowdell in “Shouting Out” album special on Inked Magazine. “He definitely knew he was going to be a performer at a very young age. Every story his parents and relatives talk about is about him performing at some level all the way back to when he was 8-years-old.”


“I met Chester just when they came out,” shares Welch, as the panel share stories of how they met Chester and some of their personal memories. “All of a sudden this band pops out of nowhere… obviously the vocal was what caught everyone’s ears… having that powerhouse voice…”

 
 
 
 

Amends is available in a variety of collectible formats with several iterations available exclusively via the band’s website (https://found.ee/GD_AmendsStore). The CD comes as a 16-page case-bound book; a first pressing, ruby red vinyl variant exclusive to the band’s webstore; and a numbered deluxe edition featuring both a CD and LP, which includes the first ever disc tray designed for vinyl, a 60-page book with never-before-seen photos, 180g red and white splattered vinyl, and a collectible set of band memorabilia dubbed the “Grey Daze Archive.” Digital and other standard versions of the album are available here: https://found.ee/GD_Amends. Pre-orders on the band’s webstore include instant downloads of “What’s In The Eye,” “Sickness,” “Sometimes,” “Soul Song” and “B12.”

 
 

View the video for “B12” by clicking the image above or following this link: https://youtu.be/1H1TL0jD1vw

 
 

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