Yesterday, July 20, 2020 marked the third anniversary of the death of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. Remembering the late singer, LA metallers Bad Wolves have posted an in-studio performance clip (featuring vocalist Tommy Vext) showcasing their cover of the Linkin Park classic, “Crawling.” The cover song is one of many exclusive cover tracks featured on the band’s Patreon page.
Bad Wolves said:
Three years ago today we lost one of the greatest voices in modern rock #ChesterBennington
Depression, addiction and suicidal ideation destroys more lives then you can imagine. But there is a deeper story.
For the adult survivor of child abuse, these wounds will never heal. They show up in our waking moments, they tell us we are not enough, that we weren’t worth being protected that we will never be loved. They drive us to self destructive behavior, drugs, alcoholism, workaholism or into the arms of abuser after abuser damning us to repeat the same failed attempts at normalcy until we finally learn how to heal our desecrated innocence.
These are the experiences of the children who are lucky enough to get out alive. Rock Music has told the tales of these horrific abuses for a long time. All to often the artists is unaware of how many lives will be touched by the courage to speak his/her truth. Now we are seeing why.
The statistics of trafficking are outrageously disproportionate to the conversation we are having in our media and with our politicians. We as a people need to stop focusing on the manufactured separatism through racism and political affiliations to realize that our children are gravely in danger. It’s uncomfortable to look at but it’s time.