Friday, October 30, 2009

Technical problem with our gallery

Some of you might have noticed it already, our gallery is down again. This time, it's way more serious then the last time. Our host had to repair some servers and something went wrong. That's why you enter the gallery. Because everything is gone.

They promised to repair it this weekend, so we hope that we'll be able to upload everything again this weekend. So that you'll be able to enter the gallery on Monday again.
One thing just: All registrations that happened in the last few days are also gone. So you may have to register again.

We're very sorry for that!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ShockHound Interview

New interview with Chester on ShockHound! Check it out here. Thanks to Allison!

SHOCKHOUND: What's the most personal song on this album for you?

BENNINGTON: Every single one of them is pretty personal, but I think the most important one for me is "Give Me Your Name.” I wrote that one for my [new] wife. We danced to that song at our wedding. I didn't write the song with the idea that it would make the album. I actually wrote it to play at our wedding, but it turned out to be a great song. "In The Darkness" is another one that is very personal for me. It's not necessarily about anything personal, but it's my song about making love and how that feels. At the same time there are songs like "Condemned" and "My Suffering" which talk about my love affair with feeling like shit, so to speak. There's a weird juxtaposition between some of the songs. Some of them have more of a deep, emotional thing, and some of them are directly about specific things like relapse or learning not to repeat the mistakes of your past relationship in a future relationship. Then there are songs that I tried to mess with a little bit lyrically because they dealt with the God and my personal feeling about God. Those were "Fire" and "Too Late". Some people kind of get squirmish when you're dealing with that subject matter, so I changed it up a little bit lyrically to make it more about a relationship between two people rather than a relationship between myself and my God.

New HQ Pictures

I am done. I did it... finally. I added some more new pictures to our gallery.

You can find some new HQ's in the section of the Ulalume Festival.
Special thanks to Joy Noyes for giving us the okay to post them here :)
You can also check out Joy's homepage here. She's pretty talented.

As well as some new pics from New York ;)
I want to thank digenger for letting us post the pics :)

Wanna see Dead by Sunrise live?

Heres your chance.
CBO said that the guys will play at How The Edge Stole Christmas in Grand Prairie, TX on December 3rd. Other than Dead by Sunrise you can see Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Flyleaf, Sick Puppies and Janus. For more information, click here.

You can get tickets here, they go on sale this friday October 30th.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Several more updates around Dead by Sunrise

I just found this two new "Out of Ashes" Promopictures. If you want to see them in fullsize, just check out our gallery by clicking on the picture ;) Thanks to PFF

Just got this picture from my beloved friend Allison, she won a signed copy of "Out of Ashes" at the LPStreetteam contest. Awesome. If you have any Fan Pictures as well, just send them in to

There are more pictures in our gallery, make sure to check them out ;)

Roxy, 10/19/2009
Chester + Julien-K
Ulalum Festival

Huge thank you to Chester-land and JoeyDC ;)

We also got te information that the next single from Dead by Sunrise will stream the german Radio's this friday, 30th october. When the video for "Let down" will be out is not out yes. As well Dead by Sunrise announced concerts in Germany in January, but no details so far.

"Let down" at Ulalume Festival

Dead By Sunrise perform “Let Down” live from the Ulalume Festival.

More interviews with Dead by Sunrise

Live Daily! Found this interview with Chester on LiveDaily. And also got the link from my great friend luvnLP, thank you love.

In 2005, while writing songs for Linkin Park 's album "Minutes to Midnight," lead singer Chester Bennington began penning tunes that were outside the realm of what the multi-platinum, two-time Grammy-winning band hoped to accomplish.

That laid the groundwork for Dead by Sunrise , Bennington's new project, whose debut, "Out of Ashes," hit stores Oct. 13. The set's first single, "Crawl Back In," was one of the most-added tracks at rock radio for four weeks spread across late August and early September.

Dead by Sunrise--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--performed last week at MTV's first annual "Ulalume" Halloween festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, alongside Paramore, AFI and Kid Cudi. Their performance will air during a Halloween-themed week on MTV,, mtvU, and

Bennington spoke to LiveDaily via telephone from Beverly Hills, CA, about the timing surrounding the Dead by Sunrise album, the band's plans for a tour and the new Linkin Park album.

Why was now the time for Dead by Sunrise?

Interesting question. Now's a good time because I have time to do it. Starting a new band wasn't really something I planned on doing. The music is just kind of a little outside the spectrum of Linkin Park. So the songs kind of told me to do something different with them. In doing so, I have to work around Linkin Park's schedule. We started writing songs in summer of 2005. Then we worked for a few months, got a lot of the record done and then I stopped working on the record to go make [Linkin Park's] "Minutes to Midnight." We toured "Minutes to Midnight;" that sucked up three years. Now that that's over, we went back in the studio last year, finished making the record with Howard Benson, now we're putting it out. Linkin Park is in the studio working on our new record. If there's gonna be a time to do it with this record, this is the time. So I made it happen.

Were you writing songs specifically for Dead by Sunrise, or did you find you were writing songs that were not very appropriate for Linkin Park?

I wouldn't say they weren't appropriate. The guy in the last interview actually made a good point. He was like, "The Beatles made music all the time"--I'm not comparing us to The Beatles--"that was totally different than what they made in the past. It didn't really matter what style it was. They just made their records." I think that that's the case for us now in Linkin Park.

If I had started bringing these songs in the band now, they may have fit better into the idea of what we're doing in Linkin Park. At the time, close to four years ago, we weren't really in that frame of mind. We were still juggling the idea that we had to make hip-hop metal. When you write a Spanish-influenced song in 6/8 time with a little bit of swing and swagger, it doesn't really fit in the hip-hop realm with metal.

Once we got past that, we got over ourselves, and we were told by somebody we respect in Rick Rubin, that if you like the music and you think it's great, then you should be able to put it on your album. That opened our minds a lot in Linkin Park. The timing of this album was [that it] just happened at the time when it wasn't quite into the realm of what Linkin Park was ready to do. That's just the reason it worked out the way it has.

Do you plan on touring with Dead by Sunrise?

Yeah, we like to tour as much as we can. It's gonna be more difficult to tour with Dead by Sunrise than with Linkin Park, simply because Linkin Park is No. 1 and they take the highest priority. So if I need to go in the studio or if I need to go tour with Linkin Park, that's going to stop whatever Dead by Sunrise is doing. But I'm confident that we'll be able to do plenty of shows to go around and play as much as we can for people who are fans of Dead by Sunrise.

How did you come up with the title 'Out of Ashes'?

It just kind of seemed to fit how I feel about where I am today. There are times in people's lives where you have to go through and clean house. I feel like I've gone through one of those periods of time, coming out of the ashes, so to speak.

What was it like to work with Howard Benson?

Howard is actually a very cool guy, really fun to be around. He's smart. He's a noble kind of guy. It was really cool. He was very focused on the vocals and making the vocals pop on this album. So, he was cool. The guys I'm working with in Dead by Sunrise are all talented musicians and very talented in the studio, in terms of being engineers and producers. So when it came to record music, [Benson] was kind of like, "You guys do your thing. I trust you." So Howard and I spent most of the time working together, while the other guys worked in the studio on their own. It was kind of cool to have that freedom.

What do you think he brought out in the band?

Well, producers always come in and tell you whether they think a song is decent or not. A good producer will maybe push you to maybe change melodies or write better lyrics. Maybe there could be a better post-chorus musically. There's got to be some kind of build or dynamic in the music. That's what good producers do. When they come in and help bring a song to a life they didn't have before. That's what good producers do.

How long have you known the guys in Dead by Sunrise?

I've known Ryan and Amir for probably 10 years now, maybe more. We've been good friends for a really long time. They started a band called Julien-K. I met Brandon probably five or six years ago. It's very cool to be in a band with them. We get to hang out and make music together.

How's Linkin Park's next album coming along?

I always get kind of nervous answering questions like that. It's truly my opinion, but ... I am the luckiest motherf----r to be in this band. That's all I have to say. Just curiously, crazy good songs in the studio right now. It's kind of crazy. There's some magic happening in there. Something's happening with us and it's good.

There's also a great interview with Dead by Sunrise up at MTV.

"It's kind of funny, because I wrote a song, and I was positive it was a Dead by Sunrise song, and I was in the studio playing it, and [LP guitarist] Brad [Delson] goes, 'You are putting that down right now!' " he said. "And I was like, 'Well, apparently that's a Linkin Park song.' The song is called called 'F---ing Awesome,' by the way."MORE...

The Gallery is back

Hey guys!
The moving from our gallery is down and we're glad to let you know that you can check it out again.
I added some cool new pictures so make sure you stop by ;)

New Epicenter Pictures
Chester @ Rocksound - got them from Chester-land
"We need to talk" interview screenshots - Huge thank you to Chester-land
Dead by Sunrise at Jimmy Kimmel - Thanks to LPUnderground

There will be more as soon as I am able to upload again :( Hopefully soon...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Beverly Hills Royalty Monster Halloween Bash

DBS are going to play at the Beverly Hills Royalty Monster Halloween Bash on 29th October. The event will take place at the club "My House" in Hollywood.
Here's an excerpt of press release:

Party like a rockstar with celebrity clientele guests -- Dead by Sunrise, Korn, Slash, Limp Bizkit, POD, Crazytown, Vanilla Ice, Carmen Electra, Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani, Nick Canon, Ray J, Pitbull, Lil Kim, Lil Jon, Perez Hilton, Brody Jenner, Zac Levi, David Spade,Tom Green, Dennis Rodman, Chuck Liddell, Aubery O'Day, Laura Prepon, Tila Tequila, Wilmer Valderrama, Scott Caan and Simon Rex, just to name a few. Read full press release

Source: LPTimes