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


Koi No Yokan

Fans can vote for Deftones at 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:

“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 []

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 [] for the UK, and here [] for Paris. Tickets for Germany will be available at 9am CET and can be purchased here [].

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.