Chi Cheng (1970-2013) – R.I.P.

This is the saddest day for all Deftones’ fans, our beloved Chi has passed away. Rest in peace…

 

From OneloveforChi.com

This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing.

I know that you will always remember him as a giant of a man on stage with a heart for every one of you.

He was taken to the emegency room and at 3 am today his heart just suddenly stopped. He left this world with me singing songs he liked in his ear.

He fought the good fight.You stood by him sending love daily. He knew that he was very loved and never alone.

I will write more later. I will be going through the oneloveforchi site and any other information may not be reliable.
If you have any stories or messages to share please send them to the onelove site. Please hold Mae and Ming and the siblings and especially Chi’s son, Gabriel in your prayers. It is so hard to let go.

With great love and “Much Respect!” Mom J (and Chi)

Rare footage of “BQAD” videoclip

Here’s some rare footage back from 1998. At this time Deftones’ were recording the official videoclip for “Be Quiet and Drive” in an old storage building, what we didn’t know is that Chino lip synced the song in an acoustic way. The footage has now emerged on the internet as one of the most kept Deftones’ secrets.

Deftones Nominated For FIVE Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Deftones have been nominated for FIVE Revolver Golden Gods Awards!

BEST GUITARIST – Stephen Carpenter
BEST DRUMMER – Abe Cunningham
BEST BASSIST – Sergio Vega
BEST VOCALIST – Chino Moreno
And…

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Koi No Yokan

Fans can vote for Deftones at www.goldengodsawards.com now through April 15th

The Golden Gods Awards will take place May 2nd at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. It is broadcast live via AXS TV and XBOX Live and Facebook.

‘Koi No Yokan’ – Listen to the new album

Deftones are streaming their seventh album, the rightly anticipated Koi No Yokan, a week ahead of its release over at Rolling Stone. As implied by the teaser tastes previously received, “Tempest” and “Leathers,” the new one comes closer to advancing the nuanced alt-metal glory of 2000’s genuinely classic White Pony. It’s got more grind overall, but the textures and tones counterbalance the guttural with a distinctly narcotic headiness.

“It’s not a super fast or slow record. It’s very dynamic,” singer Chino Moreno told Billboard. “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 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.”

So while a brutal ripper like “Poltergeist” can sit comfortably next to the melodic and dreamy “Entombed,” most songs on the album fall somewhere between those two extremes, and tip the balance back and forth as they go on. It’s thick, heavy stuff, and though Koi No Yokan isn’t out until November 13, we recommend you listen to the entire thing right now. (source: spin.com)

“Koi No Yokan” Album Trailer

Watch the album trailer for “Koi No Yokan”, Deftones new album. Release date: November 13th 2012. Pre-order here.

Deftones Talk About Halloween Costumes & Side Projects

In this exclusive video, Chino Moreno and Sergio Vega share their wildest costumes from Halloween’s past. Moreno recalls his fifth grade stint as Boy George—which, by the way, won him a top spot in his family’s costume contest—and Vega dishes on the year he went out as a pregnant woman.

In another interview with Rock It Out, Chino spoke about the upcoming record Koi No Yokan as well as the various side projects he is a part of, and guess what Team Sleep is not dead yet…

February European Tour

Deftones are pleased to announce headline dates in the UK, France, and Germany in February 2013. The full dates are as follows:

Feb 15 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
Fed 16 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Feb 18 Manchester, UK – Academy
Feb 19 Birmingham, UK – Academy

Feb 20 London, UK – Brixton Academy
Feb 22 Paris, France – Trianon
Feb 25 Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit
Feb 26 Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s

Pre-sale for all dates will be available tomorrow, Wednesday October 24th at 10am GMT, and can be purchased here [http://www.crowdsurge.com/deftones/splash.html]

The public on sale for all shows will be this Friday, October 26th. The UK and Paris shows will be available at 10am local time and can be purchased here [http://bit.ly/Sh67KT] for the UK, and here [http://www.avosbillets.com/page/2640/deftones] for Paris. Tickets for Germany will be available at 9am CET and can be purchased here [www.eventim.de/deftones].

Chi’s son, Gabriel, performs live with the Deftones

Deftones invited Gabriel Cheng, Chi’s son, to perform “Root” live at the Warfield in San Francisco. ‘Gabe’ is following is father’s tastes, bass and poetry, and as you can see he’s turning into a pro-bass player…

KOI NO YOKAN – album cover

Deftones have revealed the cover art for Koi No Yokan, their new album out Nov. 13. Pre-order the album HERE.

“Leathers” – New Song

Deftones are pleased to announce the premiere of “Leathers” from their forthcoming album KOI NO YOKAN exclusively at Deftones.com. The track is also available as a free download for a limited time, so act fast!

Official track listing for KOI NO YOKAN is:
1. Poltergeist
2. Romantic Dreams
3. Leathers
4. Swerve City
5. Entombed
6. Graphic Nature
7. Tempest
8. Gauze
9. Rosemary
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You?