"Grey Daze" formed in 1993 in Phoenix, Arizona - Started by budding vocalist Chester Bennington and drummer Sean Dowdell, who were introduced by a mutual friend of the two. The band also featured guitarist Jason Barnes and Bassist Mace Beyers. Originally under the moniker "Sean Dowdell and His Friends?" the band released a 3-track cassette, before changing their name to "Grey Daze." Jason left the band a while later, and Bobby Benish stepped in to his place as lead guitarist.
The band released two albums during their 7 years as a band; 1994's ''Wake Me'' and 1997's ''...no sun today''
In 1998, the band parted ways due to differences both in musical pursuits, and conflicts within the band. Chester was unhappy in the band after it turned out that the rest of the guys were trying to take credit for the lyrics that he and Sean had written. In 1999 Chester went on to join "Hybrid Theory", the foundations of Linkin Park; Sean continued his career as a tattoo artist, and in early '99 formed the band Waterface, who are now defunct. Bobby continued to play guitar, and Mace continued to play in various bands, recording on numerous albums.