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’s the 20th episode of Aural Pleasures and we’re thrilled to actually have made it this long! Jonny and Bill are joined by Bill’s brother Dan for a roundtable discussion about everything under the sun, including Jurassic Park 3D, Evil Dead, Friday The 13th, and more.
The guys also chat some music, including the soundtracks to Halo 4 and Bioshock: Infinite as well as groups like Deftones and Rob Zombie‘s upcoming album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. They also go over the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and figure out which bands Bill is excited to see! (Hint: it’s not Five Finger Death Punch)
Also, keep your ears peeled back for a guest appearance from one of our favorite bands, Tool! All this and a whole lot more, so give it all a listen below! 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.
Rest in peace, Chi. You are missed. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you exclusive in-studio footage of Death Valley High recording their new album Positive Euth, which comes out June 25th via minus HEAD Records. In the video, vocalist Reyka Osburn states that 15 songs will be recorded, some for the full length album and some for an EP entitled Survival Program.
Osburn comments, “‘Positive Euth’ is the rebirth or the reawakening. It’s all about shedding dead layers and limbs, and re-animating. We’ve evolved in the three most important areas as musicians, songwriters, and drinkers. We survived doomsday to be positively undead.”
Osburn continues, “The sound is heavy and built on pace. It’s chewed-up, suspenseful, and anxious. This album pulls together ideas from the first and second records, but it clearly defines us. The ideology of this album goes to extremes of what we’ve tried to achieve before. It’s about leaving you white-knuckled.”
Positive Euth was engineered by Jesse Hart Nichols (The Stooges, Ty Segal), mixed by Eric Stenman (Thrice, Deftones), and mastered by Brian Gardener (Queens of the Stone Age, Dr. Dre).
The exclusive footage can be seen below. READ MORE
Progressive metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a six and a half minute video that features samples from all of the tracks from their upcoming album One Of Us Is The Killer, which comes out May 14th via Sumerian Records. The new album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, The Cure, Suicide Silence), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman’s studio. Mastering will be handled by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys). You can listen to the samples below. READ MORE
Metallica have released a YouTube video that details all that will be seen at the 2013 edition of the annual Orion Music + More Festival, which takes place this year at Belle Isle in Detroit on June 8th and 9th. The festival will see such acts as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Bassnectar, Tomahawk, Gogol Bordello, Battlecross, and many more.
Detroit will see the return of James Hetfield’s Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Kirk Hammett’s Crypt, Lars Ulrich’s Hit the Lights Film Tent and Robert Trujillo’s Vans Vert Ramp alongside the Metallica Museum and many other fan favorite attractions.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich comments, “Last year’s Orion Music + More Festival was hands down the highlight of the Metallica calendar. A great time was had by all, especially the band members. The fact that it also resonated with enough of our fans and friends that it warrants another go-around in ’13 is beyond exciting. I can think of no better place than the Motor City, with its rich and diverse history of music, for the second ride on our Orion festival train. Bring it the fuck on!”
Head on below to see the trailer. READ MORE
Prog-metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan has announced that they will be releasing their fifth studio album, One Of Us Is The Killer, this May. The new album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, The Cure, Suicide Silence), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman’s studio. Mastering will be handled by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys). The album cover has been revealed and can be seen below.
The band also has several tour dates confirmed, which you can see below. More tour dates will be announced in the near future. READ MORE
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.
The band has premiered a splash page at Palmsband.com. READ MORE
The Carolina Rebellion music festival will be headlined this year by Alice In Chains on May 4th and Soundgarden on May 5th. Other acts include Deftones, Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, Volbeat, and many more. The event will take place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
“After wrapping up our last U.S. tour, we were planning on recharging our batteries for awhile, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play with the mighty Soundgarden in what will be one of the only shows we’ll play in the U.S. this year,” says Tim Mcllrath of Rise Against.
Michael Poulsen of Volbeat comments, “In Europe and the U.S., we have enjoyed the experiences that come from being a part of the festival environment, just as the fans do. Looking forward to Carolina Rebellion!”
Tickets are available starting Feb. 8th here. You can see the full schedule below. READ MORE
Progressive metal band Periphery have just announced via their Facebook that they have been confirmed as the direct support for Deftones on their upcoming Spring tour. The full touring schedule can be seen below (curse you for not coming closer to Detroit!).
Guitarist Misha Mansoor states, “Deftones have been one of my favorite bands of all time since I discovered them when I was about 14 or so. That was around when I first started playing drums and guitar, and they were such a huge influence on my approach to music, writing and even the kinds of tones and sounds I was after. What is even more amazing is that in the 14 years since, they have consistently put out some of my favorite albums of all time, with Koi No Yokan being no exception to that. I can’t even put into words how excited I am that Periphery is going to be touring with them in March. This is a bucket list tour for me.”
Drummer Matt Halpern adds, “We couldn’t be more excited to be direct support for the Deftones. As a band, they have inspired each one of us and it’s truly an honor to be able to share the stage with them. We can’t wait to get back out and see our current fans and hopefully make some new ones with on of our absolute favorite bands!”
Both bands will be touring in support of albums released in 2012. Deftones will be supporting Koi No Yokan (review) and Periphery will be supporting Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal (review). READ MORE
Russian/German EDM musician Zedd has released a video for “Clarity”, the title track off his debut album. The video was directed by Jodeb (Cypress Hill, Porter Robinson, Deftones) and features Foxes. You can watch the video below.
Zedd will also be touring the US shortly with many of the dates as support for Lady Gaga. You can see the dates below. READ MORE
And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
Make sure to check out my worst 5 albums here. READ MORE
In a recent post on the official Tool website, it looks like everything has been confirmed for the band to appear at Ozzfest 2013, which will take place in Japan on May 11th and 12th. Tool will be the direct openers for Black Sabbath on the 12th while Deftones, Slash, and Slipknot will be the main acts on the 11th. More information can be found on the official website here. READ MORE
Deftones are riding high after releasing Koi No Yokan (review), which is receiving very high critical praise. Now, the band has announced a 2013 US tour throughout March. You can find the tour dates below and pre-order tickets here. READ MORE
NWOBHM-inspired band Ghost are putting the final touches on their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2011′s Opus Eponymous. The album, which is as-of-yet-untitled, utlized Grammy-award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Death Angel, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Rush) for this offering. The album has an undetermined 2013 release date.
Ghost has also announced a last-minute surprise show in their hometown of Linköping, Sweden at Cupolen. Limited tickets are available here.
I was a big fan of Opus Eponymous so I’ll definitely be keeping this release on my radar. READ MORE
We all have those moments in songs that just speak to us. You know what I’m talking about, right? It’s that part of the song that you’re blasting in the car with a several of your friends and you make them all shut up so you can share that one special moment with them. Usually, it ends up with everyone staring at you, wondering what the hell you’re so excited about.
You know what? Screw ‘em. You know what’s so special. You know what’s going on. And you’re gonna scroll back to hear that part again, whether they like it or not.
So, join me below as I share 10 Moments In Songs That I Just Love! READ MORE
In a recent interview with Guitar World, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell discussed the follow up album to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue, which has an unspecified 2013 release date. The album marks the second release since the passing of original singer Layne Staley and was recently completed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineer Paul Figueroa.
Cantrell states, “It’s like having to deal with the sophomore jinx for the second time in our career.”
He continues, saying, “In my opinion, [Black Gives Way To Blue] stood up to anything else we’ve put out in our career. And this new one is right up there as well.”
More information will be available in the January issue of Guitar World. Now, tell me, is anyone else as excited for this new album as I am? I seriously cannot wait to hear it! READ MORE
According to their November Newsletter, Tool members Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor, and Danny Carey will be continuing the writing process for their fifth full-length studio album, which is as-of-yet-untitled and also has no concrete release date. This album will be the follow-up to 2006′s 10,000 Days.
There is also a rumor going around the web that Tool will be playing Day 2 of Ozzfest Japan in May, 2013. Confirmed to be on the package is Slash, Deftones, and Slipknot (who will be headlining Day 1), and Stone Sour, and Black Sabbath (who are headlining Day 2). This rumor comes from a website entitled Ozzfest Japan but the Tool newsletter seems rather dubious, stating that they, “…have NOT been told that this is confirmed,” and that they, “…have NOT received anything that could be considered official about any shows.”
While it’s exciting to think that Tool will be releasing a new album and hitting the road, I find it best to not hold my breath and just be patient. It’s almost always worth it.
Make sure to check out our “From Worst To Best: Tool” list here. READ MORE
Yesterday, we posted a contest where you have the chance to win a Dethklok Dethalbum III vinyl. Today, we bring one of you lucky readers the chance to win some Deftones Koi No Yokan swag! Below, you’ll find out how you can win a copy of Koi No Yokan, a black t-shirt with the Koi No Yokan cover, and a 24″x24″ exclusive lithograph. Also, make sure to check back tomorrow and Thursday for two more contests!
Koi No Yokan appears on our Black Friday Chopping List: Music, which you can check out here. Also, make sure to check out our review of the album here. READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
So we’re kicking things off this year with our music list! I know a lot of you folks are into metal, and we’ve got plenty of that. But we’ve also got a few surprises tucked in there as well! Extra thanks to Jonathan Barkan for his suggestions, they’re designated as “JB”.
Btw, I’ve mainly included iTunes links – they have a “gift” option – to these releases. Even though I prefer discs, I realize I’m a relic so I’m saving links to physical products for the special Box Sets where it’s really worth it to go whole-hog and impress someone special. Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
In the 16th episode of “Aural Pleasures,” Señor Adam Dodd leaves both Jonny and Bill hanging on their own. While Jonny was unaware of the circumstance surrounding Adam’s need to bow out of this podcast, Bill was told the entire story. Without going into too many details, let’s just say that it involves Adam’s wife (he’s married?!?!), his clothes, and a poorly written work excuse note.
Left on their own, Bill and Jonny discuss several new albums that came out recently, including the new Deftones (read Jonny’s review here, the new Flyleaf (another shameless review plug here), and Bill’s take on the new Soundgarden. The guys then chat for a bit about Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe and the possibility of his return to the Czech Republic, followed by their thoughts on what the best live rock album is. After a bit more, they fellas round it off by adding to Adam’s list of albums he has to listen to and, lastly, give some suggestions.
Listen below or subscribe by searching for “Bloody Disgusting” in iTunes. READ MORE
Deftones may very well be one of the most consistent and dependable bands of the past 20 years. Each new release sees the band further their musical scope while still retaining that immediately identifiable sound. I personally got hooked into the band with White Pony, specifically the songs “Passenger” and “Digital Bath” (god, I love that song). Since then, I’ve been an excited fan, always eager to hear new material. And now, on Tuesday, their latest effort, Koi No Yokan, the follow up to 2010’s Diamond Eyes will come out. But how does it measure up? Find out below. READ MORE