Gray Daze debuts in the final episode of ‘The Creation of the Phoenix’

Gray Daze releases the final chapter of its look at the creation of The Phoenix (Loma Vista Recordings) with the arrival today of “The Creation of The Phoenix: Episode 4”. The full series of episodes can be watched here.

The 10-song album is also available now on vinyl and in a 16-page CD book, with a trio of vinyl variants available through the band’s website (Phoenix Flame vinyl), Revolver (Blue Smoke vinyl) and the local record stores (Smoky Gray Vinyl).

Reception for The Phoenix reflects the dynamic and celebratory vibe of the collection, with Brooklyn Vegan calling it a “90s alternative metal banger who finds Chester’s voice as unmistakable as it is heavier, Loudwire saying the album” captures Chester’s incredible range of “, and Rolling Stone dubbing the single “Starting to Fly” a “rock anthem”.

Dowdell, accompanied by bassist Mace Beyers and guitarist Cristin Davis, with producer Esjay Jones, and with the blessing of Bennington’s family, reunited again in late 2020, re-recording and reworking the songs that initially appeared, in a very different form, on the band’s largely unknown mid-’90s releases.

A special guest band also performed on the powerful new collection, with Dave Navarro and Richard Patrick featuring on “Holding You” and “Believe Me” (respectively), and Bennington’s daughters, Lily and Lila, paying homage to their father on “Hole.”

During Gray Daze’s first incarnation, which ran from 1994 to 1997, the band recorded and released two albums. It is these albums that serve as the basis for both Amends and The Phoenix. Prior to Bennington’s passing, he publicly announced the return of Gray Daze, which included the re-recording of the band’s largely unknown discography.

With the blessing of Talinda Bennington and in collaboration with producer Esjay Jones, the surviving members of the group: Dowdell, Beyers and Davis, have moved forward, both as a way to pay tribute to their deceased brother and comrade, but also to expose his fans to another dimension. of the dynamic singer. Amends arrived in 2020, along with Rolling Stone, Revolver, Billboard and Kerrang! praising the collection. NME summed it up best, saying that Amends is “a great modern rock record fronted by one of the best vocalists in the game”.

Listen to the new single here: