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.
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
Perhaps one of the most anticipated albums this year is Deftones‘ Koi No Yokan, the follow-up to 2010′s Diamond Eyes (review). Fans have been given tastes of the album with singles and free downloads. Now, Rolling Stone has the full album available for stream. You can check it out there or click on below. READ MORE
Hard rock group Deftones have announced a Nov. 13th release date for their upcoming seventh studio album KOI NO YOKAN (loose Japanese translation: “The sense one can have upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall in love”). The album was recorded with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush), who also produced 2010′s Diamond Eyes.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, singer Chino Moreno stated, “Obviously we’re an aggressive band – not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.”
The band will also be embarking on a headline tour with support coming from Scars On Broadway. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
It’s been over two years since Deftones released Diamond Eyes (review), their sixth studio album. While that’s a normal amount of time in between studio albums, that doesn’t mean that impatience can’t rear its ugly head. So, last night at the Troubador in Hollywood, the guys decided to oblige the fans by performing two new songs.
The first song, “Roller Derby”, is a heavy hitter, complete with singer Chino Moreno’s frantic, frenzied wails and vicious screams as well as thick aggressive guitars.
The second track, “Rosemary”, is far more subtle but has a creepy, unsettling atmosphere hovering over it. There are some moments that reminded me of “Change (In The House Of Flies)”.
Check out the songs below and leave your thoughts in the comments! READ MORE
We’ve seen some really cool videos over the years from Deftones, so it’s only fitting that a live video be just as engaging. Turns out they thought the same thing and it’s evident in the new video for Beauty School, which comes off their latest album Diamond Eyes (review here) and also just so happens to be my favorite track off the album.
Check it out after the jump and tell me YOUR favorite Deftones song in the comments.
Deftones have released a video for ‘You’ve Seen The Butcher’, the newest single off their latest album ‘Diamond Eyes’ (review here). It’s a beautifully shot video with some hot girls that are scantily clad getting showered with blood. What more could you ask for? Check it out below and let us know what you think?
Deftones‘ latest album Diamond Eyes is quite the ride. Strangely seductive, vibrantly violent and brilliantly brutal, Deftones forged a soundscape with album number six that’s as explosive as it is entrancing. Over the course of the record’s eleven songs, vocalist Chino Moreno guides those “experiencing” Diamond Eyes through a wildly warped world before shuttling them off into outer space. The journey feels damn good too, just as good, if not better, then it did when they launched listeners out of this universe on White Pony.
When Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com) sat down with Deftones’ Chino Moreno we had two crucial questions though…
What movies scare Chino and what was his favorite memory from the legendary “War of the Gargantuas” Tour when Deftones shared the stage with Pantera and White Zombie. Here’s what he had to say… READ MORE
Deftones started playing music way back in 1988 and released their first album in 1995. Since their start they have always wanted to be different from the rest and make awesome music. I feel this is a true statement. Yesterday their sixth full length “Diamond Eyes” has finally come out and I couldn’t be more impressed. Heavy, fierce, atmospheric and dare I say pretty? Read past the break for my review!
We teased you recently with a short clip of new Deftones material, and now you can download their first single “Rocket Skates” for free. Head over and grab the track to get an early taste of the band’s new album “Diamond Eyes,” which is set to hit stores on May 18th.
Yeah you heard right, the Deftones’ sixth album will be titled “Diamond Eyes”. The album has a release date set for 5/18/2010.
If you can’t wait until then Tuesday 2/23/2010 the first single, “Rocket Skates” will be available for FREE download. To get a little taste of what to expect for
“Rocket Skates” read on for the video. READ MORE