Dubbed Amends, the record will be released on Friday, 10th April, featuring newly recorded music with Chester’s re-mastered vocals from the group’s long out-of-print, and largely undiscovered, catalogue. And to celebrate the announcement, Grey Daze have just unleashed a fresh cut from the 11-track LP in the form of a reworked version of the song ‘Sickness’ off their 1997 album …No Sun Today.
It also comes packing a music video, which band founder and drummer Sean Dowdell says 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,” Dowdell continues. “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.”
The album is reportedly the fulfilment of a planned Grey Daze reunion that Chester had announced prior to his untimely passing.
The remaining band members – Dowdell (drums), Mace Beyers (bass) and Cristin Davis (guitar) – along with Chester’s widow, Talinda Bennington and his parents, made it their mission to see the project through.
The band previously announced they were re-recording their old material with Chester’s 22-year-old son Jamie son on vocals, but no word on whether any of those recordings have made the final cut.
For now, you can watch the video for ‘Sickness’ below.