Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton Releases Guest-Heavy (and Riff-Heavy) New Solo LP ‘Anesthetic’ (Listen)

Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton Releases Guest-Heavy (and Riff-Heavy) New Solo LP ‘Anesthetic’ (Listen)

When you listen to a song by Lamb of God, the Richmond, Virginia-based metal band that’s been around for 25 years, two things are at the forefront: the deep, throaty vocals of Randy Blythe and Mark Morton‘s buzzsaw guitar work. Morton’s signature style is unmistakable, and on Friday the guitarist released his first solo album, […]

Hear ‘Cross Off,’ Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton’s New Song Featuring the Late Chester Bennington

Hear ‘Cross Off,’ Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton’s New Song Featuring the Late Chester Bennington

After leaking a few weeks early and being taken down from the internet, it’s here: “Cross Off,” the new track from Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton featuring guest vocals from former Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. The song, featured on Morton’s upcoming solo album Anesthetic, features the first new recording from Bennington to emerge after […]

Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton’s New Solo Album Features Collaboration with the Late Chester Bennington

Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton’s New Solo Album Features Collaboration with the Late Chester Bennington

In March, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled Anesthetic. The LP finds Morton teaming up with several special guests, among them the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, who appears on the opening track, “Cross Off.” Back in April 2017, just three months before he’d be found dead of a suspected […]

‘The One More Light Festival’ Chester Bennington Tribute Event Planned for Los Angeles 10/21 (Details)

‘The One More Light Festival’ Chester Bennington Tribute Event Planned for Los Angeles 10/21 (Details)

The one-year anniversary of the passing of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington came on July 20. Fans across the world put together memorial tributes and events to honor his memory and further the conversation about mental health — which is crucial, and a good way to help those who may be suffering in their own […]

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Details Solo North American Tour for the Fall

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Details Solo North American Tour for the Fall

In mid-June, MC/songwriter Mike Shinoda released his solo album, Post Traumatic, as a means of musical catharsis after the tumultuous year before that saw his longtime Linkin Park band mate/friend Chester Bennington pass away. To promote that album, Shinoda performed a handful of live shows — and that’s continued in the time since the album’s […]

One Year Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

One Year Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

The piece below originally ran on July 24, 2017, four days after Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his Southern California home of a suspected suicide. A year later, it’s quite apparent just how much a hole his passing left in the rock community. From live tributes from colleagues and friends to […]

Mike Shinoda’s ‘Post Traumatic’ Album is Exactly the Musical Catharsis He – and Linkin Park Fans – Need Right Now (Review)

Mike Shinoda’s ‘Post Traumatic’ Album is Exactly the Musical Catharsis He – and Linkin Park Fans – Need Right Now (Review)

Music has a special power to be cathartic. For years, Linkin Park (fronted by Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington) amassed a global fan base of extremely dedicated listeners, the band’s profile seeming to grow larger with each release, their music and Bennington’s presence appealing to fans’ inner frustrations and personal struggles in an affecting way. […]

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