Nuclear Blast Records have had a storming year, and they continue their hot streak with the release of Hell Is Where The Heart Is by Oceans. The four piece whose members hail from Berlin and Vienna released their debut EP Into The Void in 2019 followed by Cover Me In Darkness, a second EP in the same year featuring their interpretations of tracks from the likes of Alice In Chains, Deftones and Radiohead, before dropping their debut LP The Sun And The Cold in 2020.
Since their inception in 2010, Polyphia have proven to be an ever-moving entity; one that is hugely (and purposefully) hard to pigeonhole, even across the duration of each album. Armed with potent musicianship across the board, the band have ever expanded their sound from their early days culminating currently to a cauldron of styles and tones across. It is likely you will hear this about many artists but it is a sentiment that reigns entirely true on Remember That You Will Die (Rise Records).
Whenever an established act loses its frontman, especially one as talismanic as Max Cavalera, fans are usually left choosing sides. Do you go with the musician striking out on their own or do your allegiances remain with the band? Largely dependent on the situation, an amicable split can leave listeners happily following both parties down separate paths to the promise of glory but when open hostility is at the heart of the separation, loyalties are often put to the test.Continue reading →
It was a perfect spring evening last Tuesday in Sterling Heights when Alternative Metal giants Deftones brought their tour to town. The sun was shining, and the birds were singing when a line of traffic started to form outside the Michigan Lottery Amphitheater. Cars were bumper to bumper as they tried to squeeze their way into the sold-out show at this Detroit suburb open-air venue. The opening act of the tour, VOWWS, could not make the gig so the second band on the roster, the mighty Gojira opened up the night.
Today, ††† (Crosses) the synth-pop duo comprised of Chino Moreno of Deftones and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez of Far are back with with two new original songs: “Initiation” and “Protection” as well as a stunning new video for “Initiation.” The two-song set and visual is their first new music of 2022 following their late 2021 single release; their cover for the song “Goodbye Horses” made popular by Q Lazarus in the movie The Silence of The Lambs.
††† (Crosses) – the electropop supergroup led by Chino Moreno of Deftones has shared their first new music in 6 years since their 2014 self-titled record. Watch their video for their cover of 1990s electropop band Cause & Effect’s “The Beginning Of The End”. In addition to Moreno, the band features guitarist Shaun Lopez.
As we previously reported,Deftones announced a few months back that they will release a remix album of their legendary third album White Pony (Maverik), Black Stallion when the former album is reissued later in 2020 for its 20th anniversary. The band has now shared a teaser of the release, said to be an EP. White Pony will be released as it was intended, in a new tracklisting. The news was shared first by ThePrp.com. The band released their new album Ohms last month via Reprise Records. Read our review here.
Success has a way of messing with a good band. First world problems compared to the millions of bands that never make it, sure. However, so often when an emerging band that has fast become a genre leader, big corporate record labels can foul up the flow. This was almost the case of White Pony by Deftones, and the case where the hype was lived up to by pencil pushers, bean counters, and greed almost wrecked the game. White Pony is the band’s pivotal third album, where they built off the stylistic changes that came in with Around The Fur (Maverick) and pushed their sound further than before. In the process, they severed themselves far from the Nu-Metal wave that was exploding at the time and firmly created a new camp of “Deftones Music” as a category. That is, until, the label got in their business later on.Continue reading →
Deftones today announced they will release a remix album of their legendary third album White Pony (Maverik), Black Stallion when the former album is reissued later in 2020 for its 20th anniversary. The news was broken by the band and Loudwire.com.
In a new interview for Download TV as part of their weekend-long Virtual Download Festival, Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham revealed the band is aiming at a September release for their new album. In a previous interview, frontman Chino Moreno had said the album was nearly done and the band had hoped for a summer release. The band may also release their “lost” album Eros as an EP, which has been unreleased since it was recorded and finished at the time of original bassist Chi Cheng’s tragic auto accident that ultimately led to his passing in 2013. The band performed the first track anyone has ever heard from the mythical album, ‘Smile’, last fall at their own Dia Los Del Deftones Festival.