Rough news as the highly-anticipated tour from Deftones, Poppy and Gojira has been postponed until spring 2022. Poppy will now be unable to join the rescheduled dates as well. Deftones posted a message to their social media that it could not be helped as the bands want to ensure they perform every date scheduled. Livenation will reach out to ticket holders to work out refunds if you cannot make the new dates. New dates have been added for Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Nashville, and they go on sale Friday, 7/16 @ 10AM local time at the link below. Deftones continue to tour behind their acclaimed album Ohms (Warner Records).
As the release of The Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack looms this week, Friday, June 18th, via Loma Vista Recordings (physical LPs out July 16th), there is a new single and visualizer out to feast your ears and eyes upon. Masterminded by Executive Producer Tyler Bates along with Health and Chino Moreno of Deftones have released “Anti-Life” from the album! For Health, this is their second epic team up in a row, following their new song with Nine Inch Nails “Isn’t Everyone” and their last album, also out on the same label, Vol. 4 :: Slaves Of Fear. Pre-orders are live now for the album that features DC Comics-centric songs, sensational mashups, all with Bates’ deft cinematic composing touch.
Deftones have teamed up with Trap-Punk genre mashers WHOKILLEDXIX for a remix of their recent single “Ceremony’ from their acclaimed album Ohms. (Reprise Records). Check out the video for the track, directed by Leigh Whannell, writer of Saw and director of Upgrade, and the 2020 blockbuster The Invisible Man. The band is gearing up for their headline tour of the USA. and stream it on all DSPs. The band also released a video for the track as well. Ohms was the Ghost Cult Album of the Year in 2020. We recently reviewed their White Pony 20th Anniversary remix album, Black Stallion as well.
Deftones’ fan video archive channel Deftones Live on YouTub has shared a long-lost concert performance of the band from their 1996 opening slot on the now legendary Pantera/White Zombie Tour. Deftones were promoting their debut album Adrenaline (Maverick Records) and the concert was shot for a promo that was never released. Watch the video now!
“Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience” is back as Welcome To Rockville has announced its lineup for 2021. The fest is now four days and takes place for the first time later in the year in November 11-14 At Daytona International Speedway In Daytona Beach, Florida. Bands announced to perform include headliners Metallica (two nights) and Disturbed, along with Rob Zombie, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lamb Of God, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Staind, Mudvayne, Cypress Hill, Chevelle, Mastodon, Stone Temple Pilots, Asking Alexandria, and many more.
Download Festival 2021 is postponed to summer 2022, but the fest has wasted little time stacking the bill. Already headlined by Iron Maiden, KISS, and Biffy Clyro, seventy new bands have been added including Deftones, Korn, Megadeth, Steel Panther, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, and Sepultura. Watch a video teaser with the updated poster and buy your tickets now!
Deftones have launched a new cinematic noir-style video for their latest single “Ceremony” directed by Leigh Whannell, writer of Saw and director of Upgrade, and the 2020 blockbuster The Invisible Man. The band is gearing up for their headline tour of the USA. Their recent album Ohms (Reprise Records) was the Ghost Cult Album of The Year for 2020 and we recently reviewed their White Pony 20th Anniversary remix album, Black Stallion as well. Continue reading
Another festival bites the dust due to the pandemic as Tuska Festival has been forced to cancel their 2021 event, and plan to rebook for 2022. Some rock and metal festivals worldwide are trying their best to bounce back from the last year, but in the case of Tuska, they didn’t feel like the conditions worked for hosting the fest. Tuska 2021 was to have been headlined by Korn, Deftones, Gojira, Devin Townsend, Baroness, insomnia,, Beast In Black, Eluveitie, Jinjer, Finntroll, High on Fire, Perturbator, Oranssi Pazuzu, Vltimas, Gaahls Wyrd, Korpiklaani, and many more. Information about refunds and rolling over your tickets to next year (please do this if you can) are at the link below.
Through the music of Deftones and the efforts of the Buckle Up for Chi initiatives, the music, and creative spirit of Chi Cheng stays alive. In addition to Deftones, Cheng was a prolific artist, musician, and poet. Today, April, 13th, 2021 is the eighth anniversary of his death in 2013. His debut album The Bamboo Parachute was released in 2000, and the compilation, The Head-Up project is a live recording from 2001. To continue celebrating his life and work, The Head-Up poetry compilation that saw a recent release on CD is soon to release on vinyl, with pre-orders live at the link below.
Please indulge me for one moment. I am not usually one for breaking the fourth wall when reviewing an album but bear with…. Back in 2004, I had a polar response to two albums in a way that encapsulates a particular dichotomy that fans (and bands) often find themselves caught up in that has stuck with me as a point of reflection ever since. To change, or not to change, that is the question… I remember the unshakeable feeling of disappointment at just how much Slipknot had changed their sound and attack on Vol III: The Subliminal Verses compared to Iowa (both Roadrunner), and the same deep sigh of discontent that Soil hadn’t changed enough (or at all, with Redefine, J Records).Continue reading