Deftones Launch “Adopt A Dot” Fundraiser Based on “Ohms” Album Art by Frank Maddocks

Deftones have unveiled an amazing charity drive raising monies for UC Davis Children’s Hospital and to Crew Nation based on the artwork for their stellar new album Ohms (review here). For just $20 USD you adopt a dot, on of 12,995 on the album cover (or many if you can spare it), and can support these two charities. Read the statement from the band and Frank Maddocks below and sign up at the link!  Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Deftones –  Ohms

“Deftones 2020” would be quite the fitting campaign slogan this year.  Faced with frightening realities, unexpected downs, and challenging changes, Deftones have swooped in to provide a sonic escape and maybe even a ray of hope in a time that has been plagued by a series of unfortunate events. Though President Chino Moreno may seem like a stretch (for now), Deftones have spun these unforeseen circumstances and unprecedented experiences into something fans can hold onto during this period of struggle: the highly-anticipated LP, Ohms, due out September 25th (Warner Records).  2020 is also a hallmark year in the Sacramento-born band’s career, as they celebrate 25 years since dropping their searing debut Adrenaline, 20 years since releasing their incomparable album White Pony, 10 years since unveiling their emotive and piercing record Diamond Eyes, and one presidential term since gracing fans with their eighth studio album Gore. Now, vocalist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, drummer Abe Cunningham, programmer Frank Delgado, and bassist Sergio Vega welcome Ohms,  10 tracks of heavy and reflective material that mirror the emotional distress of the pandemic and lockdown, the political power struggle that the world is witnessing, and the internal conflicts many are facing. Continue reading

Deftones Drop New Video for “Ohms”, Pre-Orders Go Live for New Album and Remix Album Confirmed

After weeks of teases, new Deftones music is here! The band officially announced their new album, Ohms, arriving on September 25th via Warner Records. The announcement arrives with the epic title track, a new video directed by Rafatoon and updated website at deftones.com and seen below. Artwork for the album has been designed by longtime collaborator Frank Maddocks (who also designed the iconic White Pony LP cover), the captivating album image of two eyes made up of thousands of white pixels. The image appeared online and on a billboard in the cultural hot-spot of Los Angeles on Fairfax Avenue above the landmark restaurant Canter’s Deli with the caption “This Is Our Time…We Devour The Days Ahead.” Watch the video for “Ohms” and pre-order the album now! Te band also officially announced Black Stallion (we almost predicted it!) coming soon. Continue reading

Deftones Reveal More of New Album Title, Artwork, and First Tease of Music

In a story we have been following, Deftones have shared more clues for their new album, reportedly (over at Metalsucks) titled Ohms, and will be released on September 25th via Reprise Records. The band is due to release both a brand new album and a 20th-anniversary edition and a remix album of their classic White Pony, dubbed Black Pony. The band leaked out clues like a treasure hunt for their new artwork, which you can see below started doing press this week (where the titled was shared) and now a stream of a sample of the title track and the tracklist all on Apple Music. The artwork kind of looks like the end of the “When Doves Cry” video, by Prince! Check it out!

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