Watch Deftones Play “Smile” Live For the First Time Ever, and Other Songs at Dia De Los Deftones

Deftones held its second annual  Dia De Los Deftones festival yesterday at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Among the bands, setlist was the previously released but never played live non-album track, ‘Smile’ as a tribute to late bassist Chi-Cheng. The song comes from the so far album unreleased Eros, an album recorded with Cheng but was shelved when he was in a car accident, coincidently on November 3rd, 2008. That accident led to a coma, a long time waking-non-responsive-state, and ultimately his death on April 2013. Eros has gained almost mythical status with die-hard fans. The band released ‘Smile’ to YouTube only on the one year anniversary of Cheng’s death, Deftones are expected to release a new album in 2020 and perhaps this is a sign that Eros may finally happen in some form. In addition to that track, the band played other deep cuts and hits in their set. Watch fan-filmed videos below and the full setlist from www.setlist.fm. Continue reading

Cane Hill – Too Far Gone

Nu-Metal doesn’t half get some stick, to the point where it has become the laughing stock sub-genre within the metal scene. Riding the crest of a new (nu? – Ed) wave of this beaten, bloody pulp style of metal is Cane Hill, whose 2016 debut record Smile (Rise) proved to be very divisive – not dissimilar to the way Korn and Limp Bizkit were treated back in the early Nineties, and look how that turned out in the end. Continue reading

Sun and Sail Club Releasing The Great White Dope in Late April

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Sun & Sail Club, the new band featuring Bob Balch (Fu Manchu), Scott Reeder (Fu Manchu, Smile), Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed) and Tony Adolescent (Adolescents) will be releasing their new album titled The Great White Dope in late April.

Check out “Scared To Death,” off their previous album Mannequin in a short film by Drew Mavrick below.