Mark Morton Says Chester Bennington Was Excited About Getting Back To Metal

Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton said in an interview with Loudwire this week that late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington was "excited" about singing on something heavy again when the two teamed up for a track on Morton's new solo LP.

Bennington appears on the song "Cross Off" from Morton's upcoming solo album, Anesthetic. Bennington worked on the song in spring of 2017, just a few months before he hanged himself at his Los Angeles-area home.

Morton explained, "I really didn't know Chester before we started doing this song. We had a real creative rhythm right away. You can't really plan on that, you can't bet on it, you can't buy it, you can't fake it. You either vibe with someone or you don't."

Morton added, "He didn't have to be there, he didn't have to come to record a song with the guitar player from Lamb Of God. He did it because he loved the tune and because he was excited about screaming again and being on something more metal, a little heavier."

Anesthetic is due out March 1st. Other guest artists on the LP include Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy, Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga, Korn drummer Ray Luzier, Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez and more.