Supergroup Palms has unveiled the album artwork for their debut album as well as the titles of the six tracks featured on the album. The 47-minute album will be released June 25th via Ipecac Records. An iTunes pre-order will net people an automatic download of their song “Tropics”.
Palms features Deftones singer Chino Moreno as well as ex-ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Clifford Meyer.
Head on below for the cover, the track list, and a stream of their song “Patagonia”. READ MORE
In an interview with Artisan News at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony, Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno gave an update about Eros, the unreleased album that features the last works of bassist Chi Cheng before the terrible auto accident that left him in a coma for over four years before his passing this year in April. The video interview can be seen below.
When asked about the possibility of the album being released, Moreno stated, “It will. I think more so now probably than ever. I actually went back and listened to some of it recently and… you know, I don’t know when or… but I feel it’s a little more appropriate now for us to think about that in the last few years to think about.”
Deftones went on to win the Album of the Year for Koi No Yokan (review) at the ceremony. READ MORE
Supergroup Palms has released their first single, a song entitled “Patagonia”, which you can listen to below. The song comes from the band’s debut album, which will be released June 25th via Ipecac Records. Palms features Deftones singer Chino Moreno and ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Clifford Meyer.
Moreno talks about working with the members of ISIS: “A chance to work with the guys from ISIS sounded like a lot of fun. I’ve always been into the atmospheric sounds they had created with that project and felt my sense of melody would meld well with theirs.”
Aaron Harris on the origin of Palms: “After a little time Jeff, Cliff, and I decided that it was insane that we all still lived here in Los Angeles and weren’t playing together. It just sort of happened naturally, probably because we have been playing together for so long, and things started to come together. But we didn’t want to be instrumental: We wanted vocals. We just weren’t exactly sure who that would be at first.”
Also below are dates for the band’s mini West Coast tour. READ MORE
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I write that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has passed away at age 42. Cheng was involved in a car accident in 2008 and had been in a semi-comatose state since then. While he never made a full recovery, there were times when Cheng was showing improvement. A statement from his mother can be read below.
Cheng’s last recordings were for the Deftones album Eros, which is still unreleased, although singer Chino Moreno has said that the recordings will be released one day. Bassist Sergio Vega came in and has recorded the band’s last two albums, Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan.
Our deepest condolences go out to Cheng’s family, his friends, the members of Deftones, and to all the fans around the world. It seems so wrong that a man who fought so hard for the past four and a half years passed so suddenly.
Supergroup Palms, which features Deftones singer Chino Moreno and ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Bryant Clifford Meyer, has announced that their self-titled debut album will be released June 25th via Ipecac Recordings. The album was recorded and mixed by Harris and produced by the band.
A rough, unmastered mix of their song “Tropics” was played by Moreno on his Mixlr broadcast and went viral on the internet before it was taken down.
In an interview with Rock It Out, Deftones singer Chino Moreno spoke about the upcoming record Koi No Yokan (out Nov. 13th) as well as the various side projects he is a part of.
Regarding Palms, which features several members of Isis, Moreno states, “They recorded this music a long time ago, almost a year ago, so musically it’s been its own thing and I only got asked to do vocals on it not too long ago by my buddy Aaron [Harris], he’s the drummer. It’s not really a thing I rush on. Any of the projects I do, I don’t have to do them. I do them strictly because it’s fun to make music with friends and to do that.”
In terms of ††† (Crosses), Moreno revealed that a third EP will be released before the band tackles a full length record.
For more information on possible new music from Team Sleep and Bassnecter, check out the video below. READ MORE
This Friday sees the release of Resident Evil: Retribution 3D, the fifth entry into the Resident Evil film franchise (can you believe that the first movie came out 10 years ago? Jeez…). And to hype up the release just a bit more electronic artist Bassnecter is now streaming the end credits track which features Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno. You can listen to the song below.
Bassnecter comments, “I was thrilled to be a part of scoring this, and wanted to make a beat that dropped like a wall of bricks to knock people back in their seats at the movie’s sudden and dramatic end. Chino put together the lyrics in a poem that felt like a slow motion dream, and somehow the two sensations works in tandem: falling backwards in a dream while getting blown back by a wobbling wall of sound.”
Milan Records has announced the OST for the upcoming Resident Evil: Retribution 3D. The soundtrack is composed by Tomandandy, who composed Resident Evil: Afterlife. The soundtrack features the end credit track “Hexes”, which is produced by Bassnecter and features Chino Moreno of Deftones on vocals. You can pre-order the OST here. You can also stream the official track “Corridors” below.
The Paul W.S. Anderson-directed sequel, starirng Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Colin Salmon, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Johann Urb, Oded Fehr, Kevin Durand and Li Bingbing, arrives in theaters September 14.
“The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.“ READ MORE
ISIS and Ipecac Records will be releasing Temporal, a retrospective collection of unreleased tracks, remixes, and videos, on Nov. 6th. The set will cover the full discography of the band from Mosquito Control through to Wavering Radiant. A full track list will be released soon.
Drummer Aaron Harris comments, “It was fun and also very nostalgic collecting material for this release. I hear our catalogue differently now that I’m not living with these songs day to day. This is a special collection of outtakes, demos, unreleased tracks and videos; some of which I think we even forgot about.”
ISIS broke up in June 2010. Three members (Aaron Harris, Jeff Caxide, and Clifford Meyer) have teamed up with Deftones singer Chino Moreno to form a new group Palms. The band will be releasing their debut album in 2013. READ MORE
This week’s new singles include new music from The Cult, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Call Me No One, Smile Empty Soul, Mike Shinoda feat. Chino Moreno, as well as the latest from Korn and Aranda. Which new song did I pick as my “Single Of The Week“? Hit the jump to find out!
If you haven’t heard of Crosses, then shame on you! A side project from Chino Moreno (Deftones) and Shaun Lopez (Far), Crosses is the result of these childhood friends getting together and recording music for the fun of it. The guys have apparently recorded several songs together and plan to release them as EPs over an undetermined amount of time. The first of these EPs is now available for free download or you can pay $5 and get the high quality audio upgrade.
Having downloaded and listened to the EP a few times, I can safely say that it’s a very unique sounding project but one that I’m really enjoying. There is a slightly creepy Depeche Mode-esque feel to the tracks but also a sublime, ethereal beauty as well with a very sexual edge. Basically, it would make great banging music.