Out of Ashes is the debut studio album by American rock band Dead by Sunrise, which consists of Linkin Park lead vocalist Chester Bennington and the band members of Julien-K. It was released on October 13, 2009 through Warner Bros Records. The album charted in a respectably high position in the Billboard 200, peaking at #29. Japanese edition includes bonus track "Morning After".
Out Of Ashes is the first album from Chester Bennington's new project Dead By Sunrise. Feeling freed by being able to write about his real problems and real life, Bennington holds nothing back in exposing his demons.
You know the voice. With Linkin Park, that voice has shared stages with Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Alice In Chains, the Doors, Perry Farrell. It's won four American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, and two Grammy's, and headlined stadiums around the world. Right now it is the driving musical force behind the theme song to the biggest movie of the year, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. And it is a voice that is loved and revered by fans around the world. Yeah, you know the voice of Chester Bennington. And now, stepping outside of Linkin Park on Out Of Ashes, the first album from his new project, Dead By Sunrise - Bennington, Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh, formerly of Orgy and current Julien-K members, Brandon Belsky, Elias Andra, and Anthony 'FU Valcic -Bennington gives fans a revealing look at the man behind the voice.
There is no other album like Bat Out of Hell, unless you want to count the sequel. This is Grand Guignol pop – epic, gothic, operatic, and silly, and it's appealing because of all of this. Jim Steinman was a composer without peer, simply because nobody else wanted to make mini-epics like this. And there never could have been a singer more suited for his compositions than Meat Loaf, a singer partial to bombast, albeit shaded bombast…