As they wind down their sold-out North American tour with Gojira and VOWWS, GRAMMY Award®-winning band Deftones, have announced an exclusive intimate show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on June 13th 2022. This, and their main stage performance at Download Festival the preceding weekend, will be the band’s first in the UK since they released their 2020 album Ohms (Warner Music). Grandson will provide direct support!
It feels as if it has been a long, long time since Puppy released their debut album, The Goat to the world – although the pandemic may have something to do with that considering it has only been three years. When the album was first released, the trio stunned us with an eclectic mix of heavy sludgy, grungy riffs combined with even more eclectic vocal harmonies you’d find somewhere on a Weezer or a Wheatus release. The combination of the two has allowed the band to access the best of both worlds, appearing on some heavier lineups, while still being able to go onto support acts like Creeper. Whether the three-piece will be able to keep this up with their sophomore release is another matter.Continue reading →
Ghost is currently on tour supporting their new album Impera in Europe with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats and Twin Temple! At tonight’s (April 18th, 2022) show in Paris, the band announced they will be the headliner on the June 18th date of this years’ massive Hellfest lineup, which already looks like one of the greatest bills in history! Catch Ghost with Metallica, Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Deftones, Gojira, and more soon! Watch the announcement video to the clergy below, and read our reviews of Impera and Ghost live!
Deftones kicked off their first tour date of 2022 last night at The Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. It was also their first show with just announced new touring bassist Fred Sablan (ex-Marilyn Manson). The band played a deep, eighteen-song setlist full of their hits and three songs from their 2020 album Ohms (Reprise Records, review here :). Watch fan-filmed footage of the band and check out!
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.
Bassist Sergio Vega is no longer a member of Deftones. Vega, who joined Deftones officially in 2009, posted to his popular Instagram account with the news of his departure. The band had shared a new photo minus Vega on social media, sparking speculation. He continues to be a member of Quicksand and has plans for more producing and DJ projects. You see his video below. Deftones will kickoff their long-awaited Notth American tour with Gojira.
Deftones have teamed up once again with Belching Beaver Brewing for their ninth beer collaboration inspired by the legendary bands’ albums and songs. The latest release is “Beauty School Pilsner” – taking its name from the track of the same name from their 2010 album Diamond Eyes (Warner Music). The new beer joins current favorite Phantom Bride IPA as well as the 2021 beer Ohms Pale Ale, and others such as Digital Bath Hazy IPA, and Good Morning Beautiful Brown. Beauty School Pilsner will be available in California, online, and in select cities today, at the links below. Belching Beaver shipped a collection of Deftones brews in a variety pack late last year that made it in tour our holiday gift guide. Continue reading →
Rob Zombie, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Gojira, Deftones, Steven Wilson, Chris Cornell (posthumously) and more are among the many bands nominated for the Rock and Metal portion of the 64th Grammy’s Awards, a.k.a. “The Grammy’s.” Typically the Rock and Metal awards are given out in the pre-televised portion of the show, but they are now live streamed. The Recording Academy will present the 2022 GRAMMY Awards on Mon, Jan. 31, on the CBS Television Network(opens in a new tab) and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m. PT. Prior to the telecast, the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel(opens in a new tab).
Drowse have put a decidedly electronic spin on the titanic first Slipknot hit song from their 1999 selt-titled debut album, “Wait And Bleed.” The song appears on the forthcoming nu metal comp from The Flenser,Send the Pain Below, attribute to NuMetal and 1990s nostalgia. The comp is only available to on vinyl to subscribers of their Series Three membership club. Previously released covers include tracks by Vile Creature, Chat Pile, and Wreck & Reference. Check it out now!
Welcome to Rockville has announced their 2022 headliners for their return to the festival! Returning to a spring event schedule, the fest taking place at Daytona Motor Speedway from May 19th to 22nd will feature KISS, Korn, Guns N Roses, and Foo Fighters each night of the fest! Early bird tickets are on sale now! This years’s fest features headliners Metallica (twice) Slipknot, who performed last night to close the first the day and Disturbed with many other bands. In addition to a weekend of incredible music and rock and lifestyle experiences, many of the performances will be livestreamed. Check out the details! Continue reading →