Halsey, Rob Zombie, Deftones & more nominated for GRAMMY Awards

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Award season is upon us, finally unveiling the nominees for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. The window for nomination ran from Sept. 1, 2020 through Sept. 20, 2021, with many of the nominations emerging last year.

In the realm of rock, metal and alternative, artists from AC/DC and Foo Fighters to Halsey and St. Vincent have earned nominations. 

Read more: Foo Fighters team up with Jason Sudeikis in “Love Dies Young” video

Of the 86 categories, many artists in the rock and metal fields have multiple nominations. Paul McCartney, Japanese Breakfast, Billie Eilish and Foo Fighters are among those who received more than one nomination.

Rob Zombie, Deftones, Dream Theater, Gojira and Mastodon make up the nominees for Best Metal Performance, which is the Grammys’ only metal-based category.

In the general field, rising artists in the Best New Artist category include FINNEAS, Glass Animals, the Kid LAROI, Japanese Breakfast and Olivia Rodrigo, to name a few.

In the running for Best Rock Performance are AC/DC with “Shot In The Dark,” Black Pumas with “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A),” the late Chris Cornell’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Deftones’ “Ohms” and Foo Fighters with “Making A Fire.”

Additionally, those nominated for Best Alternative Music Album are Fleet Foxes with Shore, Halsey’s August release of If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, Japanese Breakfast’s Jubilee, Arlo ParksCollapsed In Sunbeams and St. Vincent’s Daddy’s Home.

The 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony is set to be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles Jan. 31, 2022 and will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Check out the full list of nominations here.

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UFC 266: Watch Nick Diaz walk out to Deftones for first fight in six years

Nick Diaz returned to the octagon for the first time in six years at UFC 266 this weekend, and made a badass entrance soundtracked by Deftones’ Ceremony.

The Ohms single replaced Nick’s previous walkout song Feiticeira (from 2000’s White Pony), with the internet clearly extremely happy to hear that the fighting legend was repping Chino Moreno and co. – despite him then ultimately losing to Robbie Lawler in a five-round non-title fight on the night.

Read this: 10 lesser known Deftones songs that everyone needs to hear

According to Sherdog, Nick wasn’t the only one showing his Deftones fandom at UFC 266 either, as Nick Maximov opted to walk out to Digital Bath. Nice!

Check out Nick Diaz’ walkout below:

Nick has shown a lot of love for Deftones on his Instagram in the past – including photos with the band:

Posted on September 27th 2021, 2:00p.m.

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Deftones have postponed their North American tour until 2022


Deftones have been forced to postpone their North American tour until next year, it was announced yesterday.

Originally set to take place next month, Deftones said that due to “the imminence of the tour, and the pandemic lasting longer than we anticipated, we came to the realisation that uncertainty still remains in different markets throughout the country”.

The statement from the band continued: “This is not an easy decision, but one we felt necessary. Giving this tour a little more breathing room will give space to, and help ensure we can make every date with confidence.”

The rescheduled dates will kick off next April in Portland, Oregon, with the trek now featuring an additional three dates, taking place in Las Vegas, Cincinnati and Nashville. Find all dates below.

In 2020, Deftones’ live stint was slated as being in support of their ninth studio album, ‘Ohms’, released last September. The new itinerary means the album will receive its live support 18 months after its initial release.

The tour – which would have seen French heavy metal outfit Gojira accompany the band on the road – had already been postponed from 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic.

While Gojira will still appear on the new bill, Poppy – originally on the 2020 lineup – will not perform next year.

The Deftones 2022 North American tour dates are:

Thursday 14 – Portland, Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Saturday 16 – Seattle, WaMu Theatre
Monday 18 – San Francisco, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Wednesday 20 – Los Angeles, Greek Theatre
Friday 22 – Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan
Saturday 23 – Phoenix, Arizona Federal Theatre
Monday 25 – Denver, Ball Arena
Thursday 28 – Albuquerque, Isleta Amphitheatre
Saturday 30 – Houston, White Oak Music Hall

Monday 2 – Irving, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Tuesday 3 – San Antonio, AT&T Center
Friday 6 – Atlanta, Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Saturday 7 – Nashville, Municipal Auditorium
Sunday 8 – Cincinnati, ICON Music Center
Tuesday 10 – Indianapolis TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Wednesday 11 – Pittsburgh, Petersen Events Center
Friday 13 – Boston, Agganis Arena
Saturday 14 – Asbury Park, Stone Pony Summer Stage
Sunday 15 – New York, Pier 17
Tuesday 17 – Washington D.C., The Anthem
Wednesday 18 – Philadelphia, The Met
Thursday 19 – Uncasville, Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday 21 – Laval, Place Bell
Sunday 22 – Toronto, Echo Beach
Tuesday 24 – Detroit, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Thursday 26 – Milwaukee, Eagles Ballroom
Friday 27 – Chicago, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Saturday 28 – Minneapolis, The Armory

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DEFTONES And GOJIRA Postpone North American Tour Until Spring Of 2022

DEFTONES have postponed their previously announced North American tour with GOJIRA until the spring of 2022.

The trek was originally scheduled to take place last summer before being pushed back, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to August and September of this year.

Earlier today, DEFTONES issued a statement on social media once again announcing the postponement of the tour. The Sacramento, California-based act cited the “uncertainty” related to the coronavirus crisis in “different markets throughout the country” and explained that it did not want to be “in a situation where shows have to be adjusted or cancelled on short notice for any guideline adjustments or reconsiderations while we are on the road.” DEFTONES also said that the tour’s original opening band, POPPY, would not take part in the rescheduled dates.

DEFTONES wrote: “As everyone knows, difficult decisions are a part of life, and we faced one recently. After much contemplation, we’ve made the decision to postpone our summer tour with GOJIRA one more time.

“As passionate as you are about seeing us, we are even more so to be back on stage together again. With the imminence of the tour, and the pandemic lasting longer than we anticipated, we came to the realization that uncertainty still remains in different markets throughout the country. We do not want to be in a situation where shows have to be adjusted or cancelled on short notice for any guideline adjustments or reconsiderations while we are on the road.

“This is not an easy decision, but one we felt necessary. Giving this tour a little more breathing room will give space to, and help ensure we can make every date with confidence.

“We can’t thank you enough for your patience so far, and keeping with it just a bit longer. April will be here before we all know it.

“If you bought tickets for one of the 2021 shows and cannot make the rescheduled show, you will receive an e-mail directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit Livenation.com/refund. Please hold on to your tickets, as they will be honored for the 2022 dates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

“Tickets for the added dates (Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Nashville) go on sale Friday, 7/16 @ 10AM local.

“(Note: POPPY will not be joining us on the rescheduled North American dates)

“See you all soon.”

DEFTONES and GOJIRA 2022 tour dates:

Apr. 14 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Apr. 16 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
Apr. 18 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Apr. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Apr. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan (new show)
Apr. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Apr. 25 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Apr. 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
Apr. 30 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 02 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
May 03 – San Antonio, TX – AT & T Center
May 06 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
May 07 – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium (new show)
May 08 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center (new show)
May 10 – Indianapolis, IN -TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
May 13 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
May 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
May 15 – New York City, NY – Pier 17
May 17 – Washington DC – The Anthem
May 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
May 19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
May 21 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
May 22 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
May 24 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
May 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
May 27 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
May 28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

DEFTONES‘ ninth album, “Ohms”, was released last September via Warner. The LP was recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, California and Trainwreck Studios in Woodinville, Washington with veteran producer and engineer Terry Date, who previously worked on 1995’s “Adrenaline”, 1997’s “Around The Fur” and 2000’s “White Pony”.

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Members of Deftones, Killswitch Engage, In Flames and more deliver heavy metal cover of Björk’s ‘Hyperballad’

For the latest instalment of his Two Minutes To Late Night series, YouTuber Jordan Olds has recruited members of Deftones, Killswitch Engage and In Flames to cover Björk’s ‘Hyperballad’.

‘Hyperballad’ first appeared on Björk’s second album, ‘Post’, which she released in the early months of 1996 to critical acclaim. The track has been a favourite of fellow pop acts to cover, with names like Robyn, the Dirty Projectors, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and John Nolan (of Taking Back Sunday fame) all putting their own spin on the folky synthpop classic.

This latest version – featuring Stephen Brodsky (of Cave In, Mutoid Man and Old Man Gloom) on vocals, Sergio Vega (of Deftones and Quicksand) on bass, Adam Dutkiewicz (of Killswitch Engage) on drums, Tanner Wayne (of In Flames) and Ben Chisholm (of Chelsea Wolfe) on guitars – trades the original’s glittering keys, spacey synth warbles and soft drums for crunchy, overdriven guitars and thrashing percussion.

Watch the Two Minutes To Late Night cover of ‘Hyperballad’ below.

The ‘Hyperballad’ cover marks a comeback for the Two Minutes To Late Night series, which was last updated in March with a redux of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Rocks Off’ featuring members of Kvelertak, Royal Thunder, Against Me! and Red Fang.

Download Festival adds Deftones, Korn, Megadeth and more to 2022 line-up

Download Festival has added over 70 bands to its 2022 line-up, including Korn and Deftones.

The festival announced the cancellation of its 2021 event last month, confirming it would return to Donington Park next June with headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

Now, a host of new acts have been announced to join the trio from June 10-12 2022. Alongside Korn and Deftones next year will be Funeral For A Friend, Megadeth, Descendents, The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against and many, many more.

See the up-to-date Download 2022 line-up below.

Back in January, the organisers of Download had said that the festival aimed to still go ahead in 2021. “Rest assured we’re continuing to work behind the scenes to get ready for Download this summer,” they wrote, before the festival was cancelled on March 1.

Meanwhile, a concert in Spain attended by 5,000 people has led to no sign of increased coronavirus infections, according to researchers. The crowd for the gig wore masks and had all tested negative for coronavirus prior to the concert, but did not have to socially distance.

A similar test event will take place in the UK this Sunday (May 2), with BlossomsThe Lathums and Zuzu set to play to 5,000 fans in Sefton Park, Liverpool which normally holds 7,500 gig-goers.

Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn spoke to NME about what fans can expect from the upcoming COVID-19 pilot gig, claiming that fans will be able to “behave as if the pandemic never happened”.

“This will be the first gig in the Northern hemisphere where it’s a proper show, with 5,000 people not socially distanced, not having to wear masks, with bars and food stalls in the arena, and it will feel like a mini version of a festival,” he said.

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Watch: Deftones release Ceremony video by horror director Leigh Whannell

Deftones’ 2020 album Ohms remains as awesome as ever, and the band are continuing to celebrate its success with an eerie, gripping video for Ceremony.

The Sacramento alt.metal titans teamed up with Leigh Whannell for the promo following a simple tweet from the director announcing that he was a fan. Previously, he has worked on the likes of 2020’s The Invisible Man, as well as co-creating the Saw and Insidious franchises with James Wan. The Ceremony collaboration also features Cleopatra Coleman in the video’s starring role.

I’ve been a huge Deftones fan for over 20 years and have always admired the devotion they have dedicated to every aspect of their art – from music videos to album covers to their cryptic and intriguing lyrics. To get a chance to be a part of that art was a dream come true.”

Read this: The secrets behind Deftones’ new album, Ohms: Inside the studio for the first time

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno adds: When Leigh tweeted that he was a fan, we immediately thought it would be cool to collaborate with him given the chance. We’re fans of his as well, so it made sense that we should reach out. One moment we’re DMing each other on Twitter, and the next we’re on set making Ceremony. This has always been the best way for us to collaborate: organically, collaboratively and in this case, expeditiously.”

Watch the video for Ceremony below:

Posted on April 21st 2021, 4:50p.m.

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