The first ever Rock In Rio USA has announced the first acts that will perform in Las Vegas next year. Metallica and Deftones have both been confirmed to perform. Metallica will headline the Main Stage while Deftones will be headlining the Sunset Stage.
One year ago, Deftonesbassist Chi Cheng passed away after a prolonged coma caused by a car accident back in 2008. The band has now posted online a previously unreleased track called "Smile" in the first anniversary of his passing. You can stream the track on the YouTube clip below. The song is thought to be from the band's shelved album Eros, which was originally put aside after Cheng's tragic accident.
Deftones will be headlining a string of Texas shows on May 27th, 28th, and 30th. Additionally, they will be participating in KFMX's Big Purple Party festival on May 25th. In terms of new material, Deftones' frontman Chino Moreno has confirmed in an interview with Soundwave TV that the writing sessions have begun for their new album. The follow-up to Koi No Yokan is in the works!
American group Deftones has premiered a new official music video for their song "Romantic Dreams", taken from their latest output Koi No Yokan (2012). The video was directed by skater and filmmaker Brett Novak and you can enjoy it here.
Deftones released their latest masterpiece Koi No Yokan last year which was nominated in the Best Alternative Metal Album category of Metal Storm Awards 2012. The American band has now debuted online a brand new video for the song "Swerve City", directed by Gus Black, and you can see how it turned out below.
In a sad twist of events, Deftones' bassist Chi Cheng passed away at the hospital last night due to a heart attack after showing apparent signs of improvement in his recovery following a terrible car accident back in 2008 which left him with brain damage, then falling into a coma. He was 42.
The line-up for the first-ever Ozzfest Japan 2013, set for May 11th and May 12th, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe arena just outside of Tokyo - keeps getting stronger. Tool, Slash, Deftones and Stone Sour have now been confirmed and will join previously announced headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot.
Two years after the release of Diamond Eyes, the new Deftones album is upon us. Warner Bros. Records will release it on November 13th, but you get to listen to it beforehand. Go ahead and listen to Koi No Yokan, the band's seventh studio album, in its entirety here.
Deftones have premiered online the new song "Tempest", from the forthcoming album Koi No Yokan. You can stream it over here. Alternatively, you can listen to it below. This single will be available digitally on October 9th, while the album release is set for November 13th via Warner Bros. Records. For now, you can whet your appetite with "Tempest".
Deftones have released a new track from their upcoming album Koi No Yokan titled "Leathers". You can listen to it over here or in the Soundcloud player below. The track is also available for free limited-time download on the band's website, which can be found here.
Deftones have announced that their seventh studio album and follow-up to Diamond Eyes will be called Koi No Yokan, which is set for release on November 13th. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. The band will also embark on a Fall headline tour with special guests Scars On Broadway as well. The presale tickets will be available this coming Tuesday. The dates are available below.
Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide, previously members of the now disbanded post metal act Isis, have recently stated that they have started a new project called Palms alongside Chino Moreno from alternative rockers Deftones.
To commemorate "Record Store Day" on April 16th, Deftones will be releasing a special vinyl collection of cover songs, imaginatively titled Covers.
This LP is a collection of classic Deftones' cover tracks, pressed together on limited edition vinyl for the first time ever. Only 3K of these will be produced. The set spans a wide range of genres, including covers from artists The Cure, Drive Like Jehu, The Cars, The Smiths, Lynryd Skynrd and Duran Duran.
Covers cover art] tracklist:
01. Drive (The Cars)
02. Caress (Drive Like Jehu)
03. Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
04. No Ordinary Love (Sade)
05. Savory (Jawbox)
06. Do You Believe (The Cardigans)
Deftones have announced the first batch of dates for the Diamond Eyes North American Tour taking place in April and May of 2011, with support coming from The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Diamond Eyes North American Tour Dates:
4/14/11 - Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre
4/16/11 - Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom
4/18/11 - Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom
4/22/11 - Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre
4/25/11 - Kansas City, MO at Harrah's
4/26/11 - St. Louis, MO at The Pageant
4/28/11 - Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
4/29/11 - Milwaukee, WI at The Rave
4/30/11 - Chicago, IL at Riviera Theatre
5/01/11 - Detroit, MI at Fillmore Theatre
5/04/11 - Montreal, QC at Metropolis
5/05/11 - Hampton, NH at Hampton Beach Casino