Following the recent announcement of their forthcoming album The Phoenix, Grey Daze, the band who introduced the world to Chester Bennington, has revealed plans for a new documentary series Grey Daze: Creation of The Phoenix. The 4 part series tells the story of the band through the experience of creating the album and Episode 1 is out now on Grey Daze’s YouTube Channel.

From their teenage days in Phoenix, Arizona, to taking on the challenge of finishing Chester’s dream; to the album’s reworking and selecting the album title and cover art; Grey Daze: Creation of The Phoenix is the story of brotherhood among a band, dealing with changes, and recognizing how full circle life and art can be. The series will roll out episodically this Spring in the lead up to their new album’s release date

Earlier this month Grey Daze announced they would be releasing their second album The Phoenix on 17th June via Loma Vista Recordings. The follow up to 2020’s Amends, this fiery, newly-recorded, 10-song collection fulfils the surviving band members’ pledge to Bennington. The news came accompanied by lead single ‘Saturation (Strange Love)’ – watch the video here.

Speaking about the upcoming album, the band said:

The Phoenix is more of a celebration of our friend, his talent, and the music. It captures Chester’s angst and energy that people fell in love with. It’s much more aggressive. If you love Chester’s scream, you’ll love this record.

The album is available to pre-order from this location.

The Phoenix Track Listing:

1. Saturation (Strange Love)
2. Starting To Fly
3. Be Your Man
4. Holding You (featuring Dave Navarro)
5. Hole
6. Drag
7. Believe Me (featuring Richard Patrick)
8. Anything Anything
9. Spin
10. Wake Me

Artwork for ‘The Phoenix’ by Grey Daze

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.