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ANNIKEN's New Single "Keep the Light" Pays Homage To Linkin Park's Chester Bennington!


Norwegian solo metal artist Anniken will be releasing her debut album "Climb Out of Hell" on May 13, 2022 via Rockshots Records.


Today, she shares her tribute to one of her teenage influences, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. She explains further.


"This song is an homage to Chester Bennington. I tried to give the sound some hints of Nu Metal. The riff is more rhythmical. The lyrics are about how Chester’s voice was a light in the darkness of difficult teenage years. I loved Linkin Park, especially their album Hybrid Theory. After Chester’s death, I couldn’t listen to their songs for a while. It was just too sad. Then one day I listened to their album One More Light on a flight back home from a holiday in the UK. The sound was quite different than that of Hybrid Theory, but I loved it. And the song One More Light is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking songs I have ever heard. I decided then to write some sort of response to that song, as a message to Chester. Just to say Thank you!"

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