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Chester Bennington's Dead By Sunrise announce first UK show

Dead By Sunrise

Story by Jack Foley

DEAD By Sunrise, the new band fronted by Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, have announced their first UK headline show at London’s HMV Forum on February 19, 2010.

Tickets are now on sale, priced £17.50 (excluding booking fee).

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 their debut album, Out of Ashes in Los Angeles with producer Howard Benson (Motorhead, My Chemical Romance).

The songs began to take shape during some downtime Linkin Park had before the band began recording their double-platinum 2007 album, Minutes to Midnight.

Says Bennington: “I came up with a few songs that felt and sounded really good, but I knew they weren’t right stylistically for Linkin Park. They were darker and moodier than anything I’d come up with for the band.

“So, I decided to work on them on my own rather than turn them over and have them transformed into Linkin Park tracks.”

Bennington went on to say that the new songs are more personal than anything he’s done before.

“It’s got me all over it,” he continued. “This is the music I hear in my head. There are no hip-hop influences at all on this record, which is obviously a big difference.

“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!”