“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.

Chi Lifts Leg on Request

SOURCE: http://oneloveforchi.com/chi-lifts-leg-on-request/

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††† (CROSSES) New EP

Chino Moreno‘s latest project with FAR guitarist Shaun Lopez — will release its second EP, “††”, on January 24. A song from the effort, “Prurien†”, is available for streaming at RollingStone.com.

Lopez tells RollingStone.com that ††† (CROSSES)’s newest song “is one of about 20 or so we’ve written, and the initial idea was almost metal. It ultimately morphed into something opposite of that – less aggressive, still big and resonating.”

††† (CROSSES) has announced a series of four intimate California shows in support of the new album, starting in Pomona on January 31 and wrapping up in San Francisco on February 4.

In a recent interview with ChinaShop, Moreno stated about how ††† (CROSSES) came together, “I remember I mentioned to [Shaun] one day when we were hanging out, y’know, ‘We should make a record together.’ It just so happened that when I moved to L.A. I ended up living a few blocks away from him. I was down here working on recording some vocals with Shaun. We just clicked. We listened to a lot of the same music. We’ve always worked well together. With this project in particular, I met [guitarist] Chuck over at Shaun‘s house. Chuck was working on some of his solo stuff. I don’t know when they started working together, but they said they were working on a project together and asked if I was interested in contributing vocals. Whenever they were working, I’d just ride my bike over there. A couple different times, I was just like, ‘Let me try singing on this,’ and they were like, ‘OK, cool.’ I’d just go in and throw in a bunch of ideas. Pretty soon they got rid of the idea of getting a bunch of different singers together. We just started working on the record together. And any time I had a break, I’d just head on over there to see what was going on and stuff. This started maybe 9 months ago, and I’d been on tour for a year and a half. I’d just spend some time over at his studio when I could.”

When asked if there is somebody who’s a sort of designated songwriter, Chino said, “You’d have to ask these guys about that. Most of the songs were written before I came in. I just talked to them and said, y’know, ‘I really like this, can I sing on it?’ I know Chuck will come in with a bunch of chord progressions. He’ll send me a couple chord progressions, with a really lo-fi beat going on, and you can pretty much hear the beat in there, and send it to me, sort of like, ‘See what you can come up with for this.’ And him and Shaun will work on laying out the rest of the music. When he gives you a copy of the music, do you pretty much get an idea of what to sing. Shaun says that when he’s writing a lot of the time, he already has in mind what I’m going to sing, and will sometimes plan it around that. It almost seems like, I’m right there with it. I’m never overwhelmed, like, ‘Wow, what am I going to do with this?”’ It just seems pretty natural. I”ll just go in and throw out melodies.”

SOURCE: blabbermouth.net

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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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