In an interview with Soundwave Fest TV, Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno stated that the band was working on writing new material, although he has not yet heard it. The new album will be the follow up to 2012′s fantastic Koi No Yokan (review). In the interview, Chino also admits that the most exciting Deftones album to put together was 1997′s Around The Fur. You can watch the interview below.
It’s down to the final hours of 2013 and after appreciating what this year has given us it’s time to think ahead to what 2014 will be able to offer. There are some amazing albums that are slated for this upcoming year and I’ve listed a few that stand out for me. Check out the list below and make sure to let me know what albums you can’t wait to hear! READ MORE
Crosses, the supergroup outfit comprised of Deftones‘ Chino Moreno, Far‘s Shaun Lopez, and Chuck Doom, has teamed up with Rolling Stone to release an official music video for “Bi†ches Brew”, which comes from the band’s upcoming self-titled album (out February 11th via Sumerian Records).
Directed by Raul Gonzo, the video mixes static-y performance footage with clips of young woman dancing around a bed, a though trying to summon a spirit. Hands claw through wallpaper and the sheets catch fire in this fantastically surreal clip, all shown in stark black and white. Head on down to give it a watch.
††† (Crosses) has announced that they will be releasing their full length debut album on February 11th, 2014 through Sumerian Records. The LP will feature all tracks from the two EPs the band has released as well as five brand new tracks. The album will be available for pre-order on November 26th. ††† is Chino Moreno (Deftones), Shaun Lopez (Far), and Chuck Doom.
I’ve been following this group since they announced their inception and I cannot wait to hear the full length album. Everything so far has been really unique and fascinating and I have a feeling that this album will be something truly special.
Below you can hear two new tracks, “†he Epilogue” and “Bi†ches Brew”. READ MORE
††† (Crosses), the project featuring Chino Moreno (Deftones), Shaun Lopez (Far), and Chuck Doom, has signed to Sumerian Records and is on track to release new material this Winter. The band has previously released two EPs, one in 2011 and one in 2012. They were featured on the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack and also contributed a remix of “Dragula” on Rob Zombie‘s album Mondo Sex Head.
Head on below for an eerie, horror-inspired teaser featuring new music. READ MORE
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
Jeez, do you think singer Chino Moreno is busy enough already? He’s already got Deftones about to hit the road with System of a Down AND he’s also got ††† (Crosses), the project with Far guitarist Shaun Lopez. Now he’s teamed up with ISIS members Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide to create a new band: Palms.
Aaron Harris: “Clifford, Jeff and I started Palms a little over a year ago out of a desire to continue making music together after ISIS ended. Chino joined shortly after and our sound took shape from there. We’ve worked really hard on this first release and are excited for people to hear it. It’s nice to be back behind the drum kit, and with this line up.”
Chino Moreno: “Being a huge ISIS fan I’ve always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound. I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs, and to have fun doing so.”
The album will see a release later this year via Ipecac Records, the home of ISIS. READ MORE
The Oct. 4th release date for the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack is fast approaching but The Dark Knight can’t stop that from giving you listeners more chances to hear some music. So, in that spirit, AlternativePress is now hosting Blaqk Audio‘s contribution, entitled Afterdark.
Check it out after the jump and let me know your thoughts!
Everyone who I know that has played Batman: Arkham Asylum absolutely loved it. Honestly, if you haven’t played it, get yourself an Xbox 360 or PS3 (your choice), get the game and don’t leave the room until you’ve beaten it. It’s because of how much I enjoyed the first game that I’m looking forward to Batman: Arkham City, which comes out Oct. 18th.
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.