Deftones have announced a new tour with Rise Against. Thrice will be opening and you can find the dates below.
AFI will be joining Deftones on their UK tour dates next May.
Deftones have partnered with San Diego’s Belching Beaver Brewery to create a new beer called “Phantom Bride IPA.” The full press release is below.
As Riot Fest wraps up this year, I have one question: when is it not festival season? I feel as if we’ve transitioned into an era where festivals and big bills are the new trend. I’ve attended and photographed four “festivals” this year alone and Riot Fest was one of the more enjoyable to shoot. The festival was easy and accessible — which isn’t always the case. Below you’ll find images of Thursday, Underoath, Glassjaw, and many more.
Deftones have announced some more US and Australian tour dates. You can find those below.
Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Bad Brains’ guitarist Dr. Know, former Bad Brains’ drummer Mackie Jayson, Chuck Doom of Crosses, and keyboardist John Medeski have all gotten together to form: Saudade. The first single, by the same name, can be found below via BitTorrent.
The Lumineers have their first number one album on the Billboard 200. Deftones appear at number two with 71,000 copies sold (69,000 pure album sales).
Chris Stapleton’s Traveller dips 2-3 with 48,000 units (down 34 percent), while Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo descends 1-4 with 47,000 units (down 50 percent). The album fell 95 percent in traditional album sales, falling from a 28,000 start to a little more than 1,000 copies sold. (Much of its first week sales were bolstered by pre-orders not delivered until after the album saw a wide release on April 1. Those pre-orders were sold as part of a ticket/album bundle to his Yeezy 3 fashion show held at Madison Square Garden and screened via a live stream in movie theaters. The remaining sales were from Tidal and West’s official website.)
It’s been well-documented how tumultuous the nearly 30 year career of Sacramento rock band Deftones has been. From the tragic loss of original bassist Chi Cheng, to the in-fighting, to the passive approach the band took to recording their mid-2000’s records – it’s somewhat remarkable that Deftones didn’t break up years ago. Instead, the band has unleashed Gore, their most fascinating release since 2001’s breakthrough White Pony.
Deftones performed “Prayers/Triangles” and “Hearts/Wires” on Jimmy Kimmel last night. The videos can be found below.
Deftones’ new video for “Prayers/Triangles” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
Drummer Abe Cunningham talks the journey behind Deftonesʼ eighth record, Gore, trying to make full albums in a singles-based world, and playing around with juxtapositions while striving for balance at this point in the band’s career.
Deftones’ new song, “Hearts/Wires,” was played last night on Daniel P Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. It starts at about the 2:40 mark, or is waiting to be taken down on YouTube.
Deftonesʼ summer tour dates, including some newly announced ones with Refused, are now up for pre-order. The full routing can be found below.
Deftones have announced some more tour dates. Hit read more to see them.
Bassist Sergio Vega talks about the bittersweet emotion of joining Deftones, the rejuvenating jamming sessions for Diamond Eyes, and the organic nature of music.