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Monday, July 2, 2012

DEFTONES Set Release Date For Seventh Studio Album; Elvis Presley Cover To Be Included?

The as of yet entitled NEW DEFTONES album is scheduled to be released on October 9, 2012. The follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Diamond Eyes', released on May 4, 2010, is a lethal album for the DEFTONES and they know this. This is why once again they have lined up producer Nick Raskulinecz, who also produced 'Diamond Eyes'.

'Diamond Eyes' sold 62,000 copies in the US in its first week and debuted at the Number 6 position on The Billboard 200 chart. 'Diamond Eyes' was the deftones first album, since their bassist Chi Cheng had a horrific car accident on November 4, 2008. The accident left him in a comatose state. Sergio Vega recorded 'Diamond Eyes', toured with the band, and is back in the studio to record the bands seventh studio album.

Entertainment Weekly recently chatted with Chino Moreno about the bands seventh studio album, here are some excerpts from the interview:

"When we’re writing a song… we always come up with a name so we can reference it, and usually it’s just the silliest thing off the top of the head of Abe [Cunningham, drums] or Stephen [Carpenter, guitars]. Usually it’s outrageously dumb or an inside joke, [which] forces me to come up with great song titles so those [fake] titles will never live on. It’s much easier for me in hindsight to step back and look at it."

Returning for his second outing with the Deftones is producer Nick Raskulinecz, fresh off the triumphant 'Clockwork Angels' album with Rush. Moreno talks about NEW structure with Raskulniecz:

"We adopted a work ethic that was really productive on [Diamond Eyes]. We said we [would] work eight hours a day, and since we had those hours, everybody was super focused. Before that we had been working up in Sacramento, and the vibe was everybody would come in, hang out, and we would work when we got around to it. We had to get more efficient."
Okay finally, the cover song talk. What u think?

"We’ve done a lot of ’80s stuff, but we wanted to do something from farther back. We sat down and everybody… was playing songs that we like. So we’re going to do an Elvis Presley song; we have five Elvis songs that we’ve been talking about. And we’re going to do Earth, Wind, and Fire. Hopefully we’ll get at least two, maybe three or four. It’s always fun. We’re done with the real creative part of having to come up with music out of thin air, and now we can be experimental with someone else’s song."

As previously reported, the DEFTONES and SYSTEM OF A DOWN will be joining forces on what will be a series of live shows, that promise to be loud and dangerous! Here is the confirmed list of tour dates:

August 2, 2012: Susquehanna Bank Center – Philadelphia, PA*
August 4, 2012: PNC Center – Holmdel Township, NJ**
August 5, 2012: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY**
August 7, 2012: Verizon Center - Washington, DC*
August 9, 2012: Comcast Center – Boston, MA*
August 11, 2012: Heavy MTL Festival -  Montreal, QC***
August 12, 2012: Heavy TO Festival – Toronto, ON***
August 14, 2012: DTE Energy Amphitheater – Detroit, MI*
August 15, 2012: Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL**

The DEFTONES will also be part of SLIPKNOT's 'KnotFest'!

Related links:
Deftones on iTunes
Deftones Official Site
Deftones on MySpace
Follow Deftones on Twitter
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