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
After a week of rumors, the official announcement was made that Alice In Chains, Deftones and Mastodon will join forces in an already legendary North American tour this autumn. A first string of dates can be found below (with additional dates to be announced soon).
Quoted AIC guitarist Jerry Cantrell: "We're really looking forward to touring with our friends, Deftones and Mastodon. Each band has its own unique flavor and the combination of all three will make for a great show and a good time on the road."
Commented David Benveniste (Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group): "BlackDiamondSkye spotlights three distinctly different and influential artists and fuses their individual fanbases into a single entity. This is the poster kids will want to have on their walls, and ten years from now people will look back at this as a timeless and important tour."
US rockers Deftones have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Deftones is proud to announce the title and release date of the brand new record. Diamond Eyes will be available everywhere on May 18. The first track to be released is called "Rocket Skates", and will be available for free download at deftones.com next Tuesday, February 23. Head over to Deftones MySpace right now for a sneak preview."
UPDATE (thanks to ArtiA)
Diamond Eyes tracklist:
01. Diamond Eyes
04. You've Seen the Butcher
05. Beauty School
07. Rocket Skates
11. This Place Is Death
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is in a coma in a San Jose hospital following a car accident in Santa Clara on Monday.
Frontman Chino Moreno said the following: "It deeply saddens me to inform you all that our brother Chi Cheng was involved in a terrible car accident last night (November 3rd). He is currently in a Northern California Hospital in serious, but stable condition. I am on my way up North right now to be by his side along with the rest of our band mates and family. Chi is one of the strongest people I know, and I'm praying that his strength will get him through this. Please say a prayer for him as well."
Cheng, 38, was born in Stockton and also is an accomplished poet. The Deftones had been working on its sixth studio album, "Eros," set for a spring 2009 release.