Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton spoke in an interview with Metal Insider, and revealed the last text message he got from late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.
Mark remembered his collaboration song with Chester Bennington, “Cross Off”, which was recorded shortly before Chester’s tragic death.
Here’s the story:
“When we got together to write “Cross Off,” we were there just to work on that. We were gonna finish writing, I had the music done and chorus idea for it, but Chester and I finished up the bridge and the verses together. That was our objective and that’s what we did and then that’s “Cross Off” that you hear.
We were both pretty jazzed on that song, we were pretty excited about how it turned and so, just corresponding with him after the fact and texting back and forth, he was like, “Let’s do another one, man.” And I was like, you tell me when you’re ready and I’ll be there, you know.
That was actually the last time I corresponded with Chester. It wasn’t long after that he wasn’t with us anymore. I don’t know if that was just excited banter, but I meant my part of it. I’ll tell you this, I know he really loved that song.
He was excited about it when he heard the demos. He was excited about doing it, you can really hear it in his performance. He was having a blast with that song.”
Listen to Mark Morton’s collaboration song with Chester Bennington below.
Mark also gave new update on possible upcoming album of Lamb of God. He said that ‘We’ve got a bunch of new material we’ve been working on’, and continued:
“We’re well into the writing process. We’ve not completed writing but we’re pretty far along into the writing process.
We’ve been making demos and what we call pre-production for the new album. So I don’t have a date, I don’t know if it’ll be the end of this year or sometime early next year but it’s in full swing. There’s good progress.”
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