Dead By Sunrise Biography
This Alternative-Rock, Electro-Rock project began as a Linkin
Park's Chester Bennington solo album in 2005 while his band was on
After a short break, Linkin Park went into the studio to record the chart-topping "Minutes To Midnight", putting Dead By Sunrise on hiatus for three years; in fact the multi-platinum band spent 18 months of recording and 18 months of touring.
Dead By Sunrise's debut "Out Of Ashes", has been four years
in the making on and off, a lengthy journey that has left room for plenty
of twists and turns, the first of which came in the morphing from a solo
album into a band. The three principal figures in the initial line-up
were Bennington on vocals and two former members of the California Industrial
alt-Rock band Orgy: Ryan Shuck on guitars
and Amir Derakh on guitar + synthesizers; but the group eventually expanded
to include keyboardist Fu Valcic, bassist Brandon Belsky and drummer Elias
"Out Of Ashes" finally arrived in October 2009 peaking at #29 on The Billboard 200, the album was premiered by the single "Crawl Back In" which hit #22 on The Rock Songs chart and #23 on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks. The disc included one more Active Rock top 40 charting single, "Inside Of Me" and a minor hit, "Let Down".