New York based nu-metal band Sylar have recorded a cover of the Linkin Park classic ‘Points of Authority‘ with 100% of the proceeds going to the National Alliance On Mental Illness. The release follows the recent tragic passing of the late Chester Bennington, who was a major influence on lead vocalist Jayden Panesso.
The band will be on tour in Australian during the forthcoming Miss May I tour starting in November.
Panesso had this to say about the passing:
“It’s hard to even type these words right now – Rest In Peace, Chester Bennington. This is the first time where the passing from someone I didn’t know personally has hit me so hard.
Linkin Park was that band I always used as an escape from reality. Their lyrics and music have always resonated strongly in my life. When I found out about Chester’s passing – I was immediately sick to my stomach. It’s really crazy when you look up to someone for over 16 years and then this happens.
All I can say is, I’m thankful for Chester, I’m thankful for all those words and melodies he shared with the world because I know for a fact, him and the rest of Linkin Park have touched millions and millions of hearts. Although I do feel like a massive part of my teenage years was taken away – his music and legacy will live on forever.
Much respect and love to Chester’s family, and the rest of Linkin Park. You’re already SO missed.”
You can listen to the song below and purchase the song here.
Check out our Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall ‘Tribute to Chester Bennington’ here.