DEAD BY SUNRISE — the new band fronted by LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington — will perform on the October 13 edition of CBS-TV's "Late Show With David Letterman"."Out of Ashes", the debut album from DEAD BY SUNRISE, is available for streaming in its entirety on the group's MySpace page. The CD is scheduled for release on October 13 via Warner Bros. Records. In a recent interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, Bennington stated about DEAD BY SUNRISE's highly personal lyrics (covering such topics as his divorce and alcohol addiction), "I think going through it was difficult, but I'm pretty good at writing about stuff. Once I came out with being abused as a child, a lot of those doors opened for me. Now I can write about anything I want. Nobody knew about it until that day. My parents were going, 'What?' It was like, 'Okay, if I can write about that, I can pretty much write about anything.' I would say that I wasn't writing songs about my particular problems while I was going through them during this record. I was writing songs about falling in love, and I was kind of skating around the subject a little bit. After I went through all of that, that's when I started writing very clear and very forward songs about what I went through. 'Crawl Back In' talks about relapsing and how hard that is. 'Condemned' is about that love affair with feeling like shit. It was very strange for me because these ideas just started coming. I don't know if I could have done it if I had was in the middle of it. I try not to change things that much in my songs. If it comes to me, then it comes to me. If it doesn't, then I'll wait a couple of days. After that, I'll just let it go. It's not worth it." The band has announced three upcoming live shows to celebrate the release of "Out of Ashes". The group, which is 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, will perform at Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas on October 1, at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City on October 14, and at the Roxy in Los Angeles on October 19.
Fans attending these very special shows will be treated to songs from "Out of Ashes", which was produced by Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE). The album's first single, "Crawl Back In", continues its assault on rock radio, after being the most-added track for four consecutive weeks in September.
As previously announced, DEAD BY SUNRISE will perform also at MTV's first annual "Ulalume" Halloween festival on October 23, 2009, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, alongside PARAMORE, AFI, and KID CUDI. Their performance will air during a Halloween-themed week on MTV, MTV.com, mtvU, and mtvU.com.