“Koi No Yokan” – New album out Nov 13th

Deftones have set a title and release date for their upcoming seventh album. The record is titled Koi No Yokan and is due out November 13, 2012 via Reprise. It was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Nick Raskulinecz who also produced 2010’s Diamond Eyes .

(If you’re curious, the title of the album is a reference to the Japanese phrase which sort of is a softer “love at first sight.” It means that you know you eventually will fall in love, but you know this at your first meeting.)

To support the release they will hit the road on a national headlining tour, with support from Scars On Broadway. The tour kicks off October 9th in Ventura, CA and will conclude on the West Coast mid-November.

Deftones play two new songs live

DEFTONES played two brand new songs — “Roller Derby” and “Rosemary” — during last night’s (Saturday, July 28) concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

“Roller Derby” and “Rosemary” are slated to appear on DEFTONES‘s seventh album, which is tentatively scheduled for release on October 9. The CD will follow up 2010’s “Diamond Eyes”, which was the group’s most successful and acclaimed outing in years. Lead singer Chino Moreno told Billboard.com why the band got back to work faster than usual. “It was important that we wanted to not drag it out,” he said. “We have a well-documented history of taking forever to make records. But with our last record, we did it in a really short, good amount of time, probably four or five months from the time we started writing until we finished it. For us, that was record time, so this time the idea was, ‘Let’s go in and start a record on this date and let’s try to be finished by summertime and keep this work ethic we kind of stumbled upon on the last one,’ and we did.”

DEFTONES worked again with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who produced “Diamond Eyes” and has also worked on albums by RUSH and FOO FIGHTERS.

Asked how the new DEFTONES disc sounds, Moreno told Billboard.com, “It’s not a super fast or slow record. It’s very dynamic. Some of my favorite things about DEFTONES are the dynamics. Yes, we’re a heavy band, but we’re not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There’s a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there’s also this very soothing element where there’s a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time. I understand that’s a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities — the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression.”

The group also intends to continue their tradition of recording several cover tunes that could end up as B-sides, with Moreno revealing that they’ve been toying with songs from ELVIS PRESLEY and EARTH, WIND & FIRE, among others.

source: http://blabbermouth.net

Chi Diagnosed With Pneumonia

Chi Cheng‘s health has taken a turn for the worse. Following a fan-funded return home from New Jersey, Cheng—who has most recently been in a partially conscious state following a 2008 car accident—has been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Some postings by his family made today via Oneloveforchi.com have shed some insight on his condition, including:

“SHOUT OUT TO CHI‘S WORLDWIDE FAMILY-PRAYER REQUEST-he just got back home last night from NJ and is in ER with SOMETHING serious going on. Pneumonia and don’t know what else. Not good! Please send the word again to PRAY HARD. Thank you all! onelove…”

chi is in ICU on 3 antibiotics for pneumonia. blood pressure and oxygen are both low. please send healing.

one love for chi,
gina”

source: theprp.com

Deftones tour with System of a Down

System Of A Down and Deftones are teaming for a two-week summer tour that kicks off on Aug. 2 in Philadelphia.

For System Of A Down, the upcoming trek represents their first extended U.S. tour since reuniting last year — in 2011, SOAD played a handful of West Coast dates in between shows in Europe and South America. While fans anxiously await System’s first album since 2005’s “Hypnotize,” frontman Serj Tankian will release his third solo effort, “Harakiri,” on July 10 on Reprise Records/Serjical Strike.

Meanwhile, Deftones are currently banging out their seventh album in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz, and hope to finish the effort for release later this year. Their previous full-length, 2010’s “Diamond Eyes,” has sold 228,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here are the System Of A Down/Deftones tour dates:

08/02   Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04   Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/05   Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/07   Washington, DC – Verizon Center Arena
08/09   Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/11   Montreal, QC – Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
08/12   Toronto, ON – Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
08/14   Detroit, MI –  DTE Energy Amphitheater
08/15   Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena

Stef’s Cool Interview

Here’s one of the coolest interviews in a long time from Stef Carpenter, talking about his ESP guitars.

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Chino Marries

Congrats are in order for Chino Moreno, who has married Risa Mora, his girlfriend of two years, Blabbermouth.net reports.

The couple tied the knot on Wednesday, March 7, and judging by the photos on Moreno’s Facebook page, the Hawaiian wedding was a rocking good time. Mora is Moreno’s third wife, and the rocker has two sons from a previous marriage to Celeste Schroeder.

In addition to a new bride, Moreno may soon have a new record to fawn over. Last year, the Deftones began work on the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Diamond Eyes,’ and the album — the California alt-metal crew’s seventh overall — could be out before the end of the year.

Abe Interview @ KUOI 89.3 FM

Listen below to an interview done with Abe Cunningham during the blackdiamondskye tour with Alice In Chains and Mastodon, October 9th in Portland, Oregon.

Abe Cunningham | Deftones Interview | KUOI 89.3 FM by KUOI 89.3 FM

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Nick Raskulinecz to produce new Deftones Album

Nick Raskulinecz, who produced Deftones’ “Diamond Eyes”, has confirmed that he’s producing Deftones’ forthcoming. When asked whether Raskulinecz has any cool projects around the bend, he told Ultimate Guitar,:

“Yes, I just spent six months on the new Evanescence record which turned out amazing. I am currently going into the studio with a new band for Atlantic. And I have also got Alice In Chains doing preproduction in Los Angeles for the rest of the year and we’ll be gearing up to make a new Alice In Chains record. And after I’ve done the Rush record, hopefully I’ll begin work on another new Deftones record too”

“The Vinyl Collection” Contest: Winner Announcement

The winner for the “The Vinyl Collection” box set has been chosen. First of all we would like to thank all fans who participate in this contest. It wasn’t easy, but hopefully Warner will bring more contests like this to keep the beat alive.  After a good review of all posts, Warner and I, decided to pick Vesanic‘s memory has the best related story to a Deftones song (“Pink Maggit”). All entries can still be seen at: