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Chester Bennington's pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze announces new, acoustic EP

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Grey Daze, the late Chester Bennington‘s pre-Linkin Park band, has announced a new, acoustic EP.

Titled Amends…Stripped, the five-track collection features unplugged versions of songs off the Grey Daze album Amends, which was released earlier this year.

Amends was put together using newly recorded instrumentals to accompany Bennigton’s original vocal takes. Similarly, Amends…Stripped was recorded with new acoustic instrumentals alongside alternate Bennington vocals that fit better with an unplugged sound.

For a preview, you can listen to the Stripped version of “Shouting Out” now via digital outlets.

“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,” says drummer Sean Dowdell.

“He was a very special vocalist with an amazing writing ability,” Dowdell adds. “It was very meaningful for us to use these different vocal performances on the acoustic version of ‘Shouting Out.'”

Amends…Stripped is due out January 29, 2021.

By Josh Johnson
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