Chino Moreno Says New Single Ohms Reflects “A Good Scope” Of Deftones’ Upcoming Album

Fans who have been spinning Deftones’ incredible new single Ohms on repeat since its release last Friday will no doubt be wondering if they can expect similar brilliance when it comes to the band’s upcoming album of the same name – and frontman Chino Moreno has indicated that yes indeed, they can.

When asked by NME if Ohms (the single) is representative of the rest of Deftones’ ninth offering, the vocalist explains, “It sounds like we’re in peril when the song starts with a riff that’s all angular and dirty, then all of a sudden it lifts up with the chorus.

Read this: The secrets behind Deftones’ new album Ohms

“That’s a good scope of where this record’s at, and as a Deftones song in general. That yin and yang of what we’ve always done of making very brutal music while having these lush overtones and undertones within it is what makes us who we are.

“We’ve never just been a metal band, we’ve never just been an alternative band, we’ve always just been us. We feel comfortable in never having to choose and let the songs unfold in an organic way.”

Speaking to Kerrang! last week about the record, Chino revealed of why they opted for the title Ohms: “It’s that balance and polarity of things. I’ve always described our band as having that yin and yang. As people, the music we make, and the lyrics that I write, there’s always this juxtaposition and that’s the beauty of what we’ve created.”

Ohms is due out on September 25 via Warner Records.

Posted on August 24th 2020, 3:55pm

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DEFTONES Unveil Music Video For ‘Ohms’ Title Track

The official Rafatoon-directed music video for “Ohms”, the title track of the new album from the DEFTONES, can be seen below.

The band’s ninth studio LP will arrive on September 25. The follow-up to 2016’s “Gore” was helmed by Terry Date, who produced such DEFTONES classics as “Around The Fur”, “White Pony” and the group’s self-titled album. It was recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, California, and Trainwreck Studios in Woodinville, Washington.

“Ohms” track listing:

01. Genesis
02. Ceremony
03. Urantia
04. Errorr
05. The Spell Of Mathematics
06. Pompeji
07. This Link Is Dead
08. Radiant City
09. Headless
10. Ohms

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno told Kerrang! magazine that “Ohms” was a more collaborative effort than “Gore”, which saw guitarist Stephen Carpenter largely excluded from the production process.

“When you’ve made a lot of records with the same people, everybody has to be engaged,” Moreno said. “We’ve learned the hard way. A perfect example would be ‘Gore’, when Stef basically admitted, like, ‘I didn’t have much to do with this record.’ And that was not because we didn’t want him — my favorite ideas of DEFTONES songs are ones that he spearheads.”

He added: “When the record came out, I think people felt that Stef wasn’t as big a part of it and that it may have suffered in certain areas because of that, so one of the most important things [with the new album] is that everybody is engaged and everybody is excited.”

DEFTONES have released eight studio albums to date and have sold over ten million albums worldwide. The band is Moreno, Carpenter, drummer Abe Cunningham, programmer Frank Delgado and bassist Sergio Vega.

This past May, DEFTONES postponed their 2020 North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The Live Nation-produced 20-date trek with GOJIRA and POPPY was scheduled to kick off on July 27 and conclude on September 5.

“Gore” bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016, moving over 71,000 units first week and marking DEFTONES‘ highest chart position in 13 years.

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Stream the New Deftones Song, “Ohms,” Right Now!!

Finally, it’s here: after a full week of teasing through the use of subtle online clues, brief videos and a giant friggin’ highway billboard, the new Deftones song, “Ohms,” has arrived! If you wanna get technical about it, the band have been teasing this moment for nearly two years.

“Ohms” is the title track of the band’s new album, which will arrive on September 25. Give it a spin below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Frontman Chino Moreno recently said that guitarist Stephen Carpenter was much more “engaged” this time around than on their 2016 album, Gore, with drummer Abe Cunningham adding that “Stephen’s guitar tone is so damn thick” on the lead single. Carpenter had said about the previous album that he “wasn’t too interested” in the material the other band members brought to the table, explaining “It wasn’t the style or the sound I was hoping we would take. It wasn’t what I was expecting or wanting.”

Deftones had a summer tour planned with Gojira and Poppy, but that was rescheduled to 2021 in light of the ongoing pandemic.

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Deftones Announce First Album in Four Years, Share ‘Ohms’

Deftones shared “Ohms,” the first track from the upcoming 10-song album, which is also called Ohms.  The video for the song was directed by Rafatoon.

The band has been teasing out information about the release over the past week or so, though they did say that a new album was coming “hopefully” in September.

Ohms follows 2016’s Gore, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, for their highest-charting album since their 2003 self-titled record.

The band has been cryptically teasing the release, announcing the title, artwork and on-sale date yesterday (Aug. 20).

Ohms was recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios. The band worked with producer Terry Date, who they collaborated with on 1995’s Adrenaline, 1997’s Around the Fur and 2000’s White Pony. The latter recently turned 20 and we caught up with a number of the band’s friends, collaborators and admirers to talk about the importance of the album.

Before it was being pushed to 2021 due to COVID-19, Deftones were planning on hitting the road this summer.

See the tracklisting below. Deftones’ Ohms is out on Sept. 25 on Warner Records.

1. Genesis
2. Ceremony
3. Urantia
4. Errorr
5. The Spell of Mathematics
6. Pompeji
7. This Link Is Dead
8. Radiant City
9. Headless
10. Ohms

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The First Reaction To Deftones’ New Song, Ohms

After what has felt like an eternity of teasing, Deftones have finally unleashed the first new music from their upcoming ninth full-length Ohms. The track hit streaming services at midnight and is the first fresh music we’ve heard from alt.metal titans since 2016’s Gore LP. But has the four-year wait been worth it, and how does it compare to their stunning back catalogue? K! writer and Deftones superfan George Garner takes a look…

So many of Deftones’ peers would probably kill – or at least perhaps do some pretty unspeakable things – to be in the rarefied position they’re in right now. Think about it: how many bands have people patiently aching to hear their ninth album?

Typically, by this point the creative spark of some acts (even the most exalted and influential ones) has long since started to dim, if not fizzle out. Releases with one or two cool singles and a deluge of filler are par for the course. Nostalgia is often the primary offering.

This is not the case with Deftones, who, over the course of a quarter century now, have carefully shepherded one of the richest and most influential discographies in Kerrang!’s history. And in 2020, we are going to get a brilliant new addition to this legacy.

Enter Ohms, the exhilarating title-track and lead single of their ninth album. It is not just a case of welcome back Deftones, but also, to a certain extent, welcome back Stef Carpenter.

A refresher: in the lead up to their last album, 2016’s Gore, Deftones’ guitarist told “I think my proudest thing about my guitar playing on this record is just playing on the record, because I didn’t want to play on the record to begin with.”

Both at the time – and in K!’s latest Cover Story – the group did much to dispel the controversy that bled out of this. For the record: Stef does like Gore and he was more involved in its creation than many people think. It is, however, true that he wasn’t fully engaged as he had been on other records.

“When the record came out, I think people felt that Stef wasn’t as big a part of it, and that it may have suffered in certain areas because of that,” Chino reflected. “So one of the most important things is that everybody is engaged and everybody is excited.”

Ohms is Stef Carpenter not only engaged, but on fire. The single started out life as a 12-minute onslaught emailed to Chino – boasting an ascending introductory and closing riff so big that the rest of the band struggled to compete with it.

“Stephen’s guitar tone is so damn thick,” Abe recently enthused. “It’s hard to get the drum and everything else sounding huge when the fucking guitar’s eating up all of that prime real estate!”

Abe’s comment rings true. Emerging from a wash of synth, the introductory riff makes an enormous impression. Yes, Ohms captures the band firing on all cylinders, but Stef seemingly has some excess cylinders for good measure. When the track finally cuts loose at 3:20, it’s a different kind of heavy for Deftones: yes it’s loud, but also uplifting and joyous. It suits them.

The track is also a perfect primer for the themes of self-reflection and adjustment at the heart of its parent album. ‘It’s too late to cause a change in the tides,’ sings Chino at one point, while reaffirming his status as one of the world’s most compelling and versatile vocalists. Elsewhere, we hear him observe, ‘Time won’t change this,’ altering the tone. ‘We shall remain.’

There is an enthralling sense of ambiguity unfolding here – it’s hard to tell whether the sands of times past are something we suffocate in or rest gracefully on top of. In an unpublished section of this week’s Kerrang! Cover Story interview, we asked Chino directly if this is a hopeful song or not…

“It’s basically, like, here we are, this is where we are today,” Chino replied, pondering the opening lines about being ‘surrounded by debris of the past’. “We’re surrounded by every decision that we’ve made in the past, but the chorus is very hopeful and optimistic. Lyrically, I didn’t change much. These were the first thoughts that came and I just wrote them down and they worked. Sometimes you get lucky like that.”

Chino Moreno might call it luck. But to everyone else? This is the sound of a band who are still making songs to compete with the best. Nine albums in, luck has very little to do with it.

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Deftones reveal tracklisting, artwork and single teaser from upcoming new album, ‘Ohms’

The tracklisting, artwork and a single teaser from the Deftones upcoming new album, ‘Ohms’, has appeared on Apple Music.

Last week (August 15), the group blacked out all their social media profile pictures, hinting that a new album announcement was on the way.

Now, the title of the new album, ‘Ohms’, has been shared. The album will be ten-tracks long and released on September 25 via Reprise Records. It has been produced by Terry Date, who also produced some of the group’s previous albums including ‘Around The Fur’ and ‘White Pony’.

The album’s title track will be released tomorrow but the group have already shared a taster of what to expect from the new track. You can listen to this and see a copy of the album’s new artwork, here.

You can see the album track listing below.

Tracklisting, ‘Ohms’
The Spell of Mathematics
This Link Is Dead
Radiant City

The band’s drummer Abe Cunningham spoke about the status of the band’s ninth studio album earlier this year, something frontman Chino Moreno had previously confirmed would “definitely be out” this year.

“We actually tracked everything over the summer, last summer – June and July – we were in the studio tracking,” Cunningham told Download TV, a virtual edition of Download Festival.

“But we actually just completed everything… We were down in L.A. recording, but we mixed up in Seattle.” Asked about a release date, he added: “It should be coming along, hopefully, maybe September. I heard something.”

Back in June, Deftones celebrated 20 years of their ‘White Pony’ album. Speaking to NME for a retrospective feature about the classic album, Moreno said: “I would describe the record as a slow-burner.

“I remember when we were first putting it together – the songs were expansive and it all goes through a journey – but I don’t think that you can completely take that in when listening to it for the first time. The more you listen to it, the more you get out of it. It lends itself to having a longer shelf life.”

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Deftones: New Album Cover Art, Track Listing, and Release Date Revealed

Given all the teasing they’ve been doing lately, this is not much of a surprise… but it’s still exciting!

Thanks to Apple Music, we now know for 110% certain that the new Deftones album will be called Ohms, and will be out September 25. The first single — the title track — comes out tomorrow, August 21… so depending on where you are when you read this, you may actually be able to hear it right now. But even if you can’t hear the full song yet, you can hear a sample below:

Here’s our best look yet at the cover art…

…and here’s the track list:

  1. “Genesis”
  2. “Ceremony”
  3. “Urantia”
  4. “Error”
  5. “The Spell of Mathematics”
  6. “Pompeji”
  7. “This Link Is Dead”
  8. “Radiant City”
  9. “Headless”
  10. “Ohms”

We’ll post the single as soon as we’re able, natch.

[via The PRP]

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