CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Deftones Released “Diamond Eyes” Ten Years Ago

Deftones, even at their best, have been a band of dichotomies. That is what makes them a special band in the history of heavy music: opposing forces pulling and pushing them apart and back again. They may have been coming apart at the seams in the run-up to making Diamond Eyes (Reprise), and you couldn’t blame them. If you follow the band closely, you know the history. The band was nearly done tracking their highly anticipated album Eros in the fall of 2008, when founding bassist Chi Cheng was in a car wreck, on his way home from a funeral. Chi was left in a vegetative state, and the band was in shock. As Chi fought for his life (he passed in 2013, RIP), the band was left wondering what to do. They wanted to make music, but the experience with their best friend caused them to shelve Eros, never to be heard (almost never). When they came back together, the results were unexpected and wild. Continue reading

Deftones Chino Moreno Unsure The Band Will Meet Its Goal of a Summer 2020 Release

In a new interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno chatted for a brief interview “At Home With” playlist. Chino talked about the forthcoming Deftones album, the 10th anniversary of Diamond Eyes, working with longtime producer Terry Date, how the band has stayed together so long and overcome hardships, his approach to vocals, making music every day, and the possibility of re-releasing White Pony. Specifically, Chino cast some doubt on the bands’ new album seeing a summer release without being able to tour behind it. He said the band are “figuring that out now”, in an interview transcribed by Blabbernmouth.net. Continue reading

Watch Papa Roach Chat with Members of Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold, and Korn During ‘Infest In Conversation’ Event

Papa Roach held their special event yesterday, April 25th, 2020, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s breakthrough album Infest. “Infest In Conversation” was held two decades to the day since the arrival of their second full-length record and first major-label release and featured a discussion between the four members of the band along with original drummer Dave Buckner plus special guests, including Deftones singer Chino Moreno, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates, and Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. Watch the video now! Continue reading

Cypress Hill to Host Livestream Q and A for the 20th Anniversary of their “Skull and Bones” Album

Cypress Hill will celebrate its 2000 album, the epic Rap and Metal double album Skull and Bones (Columbia) today with a livestream Q & A from the band. The album, best known for their huge hit singles ‘Rap Superstar’ and ‘Rock Superstar’, is one of the groups ‘ best and features guest turns from Everlast, Eminem, N.O.R.E., Christian Olde Wolbers (now formerly of) and Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, and Chino Moreno of Deftones. The band will live on Facebook and YouTube with host Rob Markman to spin the record and take your questions t the links below.  Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 62 – Reyka Osburn of Death Valley High Talks Covers EP and Working with Chino Moreno

Ghost Cult caught up with Death Valley High mastermind Reyka Osburn recently to discuss their brand new covers/remixes EP Duel, out now via minusHEAD Records. We chatted with Reyka about the new EP, how the group chooses covers from bands such as Metallica, Faith No More, Eurythmics, collaborating with peers and friends on remixes, the mix between Goth rock and dance music, working with a mentor and friend like Chino Moreno of Deftones/Crosses, and the timeline for a new full-length DVH album. Continue reading

Listen to Death Valley High and Chino Moreno (Deftones) Cover Christian Death

Gothic-tinged electronic band Death Valley High are releasing a new EP this week, Duel releases from MinusHEAD Records this Friday, August 23rd, 2019. The EP is have composed of inventive 1980s covers by inspired bands (think Faith No More, Eurythmics, Metallica, Bananarama) made in collaboration with music legends and underground tastemakers, while the other half is made of remixes of current DVH material. Watch this incredible new video of the band covering Christian Death’s classic ‘Cavity – First Communion’ with help from Chino Moreno of Deftones!

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Kadinja – Super 90’

Whilst the initial blaze of the Djent movement may have extinguished, it is clear today that the embers are still burning. The likes of TesseracT, Skyharbor and Uneven Structure may have distanced themselves somewhat from that original sound but are still strong and creative forces, whilst the likes of Monuments are still embracing that core style and firmly delivering. Continue reading

Mike Shinoda Drops Video For “Lift Off” Featuring Chino Moreno And Post Malone

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park is riding high on his solo debut release Post Traumatic (Warner Bros.). He just dropped the video to the track ‘Lift Off’ and it is straight fire! Featuring guest turns from Deftones singer Chino Moreno and Post Malone, watch the video below. Continue reading

Listen To Death Valley High And Chino Moreno Cover 1980s Hit “Cruel Summer”

Death Valley High has been sitting on an unreleased covers EP for a few years, but recently their collaboration with Chino Moreno of Deftones. They covered 80s pop smash ‘Cruel Summer’ by Bananarama, featured in the original Karate Kid movie. Listen to their collabo now and feel all the 1980s feels! Continue reading