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Deftones Announce New Album To Be Released In September

While recently visiting this past weekend’s edition of BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno commented that the band’s new album would be released on September 25. During his visit to BBC 1, Moreno had this to say about the direction of the album:

“The record, as far as music, has been all recorded, and I am currently working on the vocals,” he stated. “So I’ve been recording from my home studio here in Oregon. Slowly but surely, [we’re] getting it done, man. It’s coming out really good. It’s just another Deftones …

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Blaqk Audio Remix Crosses †††’s “†elepa†hy”

Well this makes sense.

That’s not sarcasm, by the way. Blaqk Audio (Davey Havok and Jude Puget of AFI) have a very similar dark and dreary vibe to Crosses †††, which, as you should know by now, consists of Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Far’s Shaun Lopez, and Chuck Doom. The trio dropped their debut full-length LP earlier this year via Sumerian Records, which was more or less a compilation of all 15 tracks from their three previously released EPs, aptly titled EP †, EP ††, and EP †††, respectively.

Today, we’ve been graced with a remix, premiering …


Crosses (†††) Announce Spring Tour Dates

Crosses (†††) have announced a handful of new tour dates for May. The band is currently wrapping up their previously announced tour dates, and will be taking their live show to the East Coast after a few weeks off.

The band, featuring Deftones’ Chino Moreno, released their self-titled record on Sumerian Records back in February to widespread acclaim. We love it here at UTG, and I personally believe that it flew under the radar for a lot of potential fans. In case you haven’t already seen it, their video for “†he Epilogue” can be viewed after the jump.

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WATCH: Crosses (†††) – “The Epilogue”

Crosses (†††) have released an eerie new video for their track “The Epilogue,” off of their recently released LP, Crosses, out now on Sumerian Records.

Featuring Shaun Lopez of Far, and Chino Moreno of Deftones, Crosses (†††) is a dream pop infused delve into indie rock, and the recently released video certainly attests to that. Featuring static images, blurred figures, and surreal storytelling, the video for “The Epilogue” is a fitting physical portrayal of the band.

Continuing with the creepy aspects presented in their video for “Bi†ches Brew,” it seems that the band is solidifying a visual landscape for …


††† (Crosses) Debut Creepy “Bi†ches Brew” Music Video

††† (Crosses) have released a fascinating new music video for their track “Bi†ches Brew.” The project is, of course, one of Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno’s several side projects. This one is rounded out by former Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom.

After self-releasing a pair of EPs, the group’s full-length debut is finally due on February 11, 2014 through Sumerian Records. “Bi†ches Brew” is darker and more doom-y than anything else I’ve heard from the band, which gives me hope the album will offer more diversity than what I was previously expecting. Chino even unleashes some of his signature …


STREAM: Crosses – “†he Epilogue”

Another day, another new piece of music from a Chino Moreno related project. This time around it’s Crosses, or ††† if you like, and they have released a new song titled “†he Epilogue.” Being Moreno’s more poppy outfit, if you will, Crosses is a think-tank made up of Deftones vocalist, Chino Moreno, along with Scott Chuck, and Shaun Lopez of Far fame. Earlier in the month we announced that Crosses had signed to Sumerian Records, in the form of a video update hinting to new material this coming winter.

The band also posted a status on their facebook page, with …

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Deftones’ Chino Moreno Comments On Releasing Album ‘Eros’

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno was asked when fans could expect to hear their shelved album Eros. The band recorded Eros during 2008 and features the final performances of their late bassist Chi Cheng.

He told

“I get asked about that record a lot. For a while, I was giving the same answer, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no.” After Chi’s passing, I went back and listened to some of the record and it was a pretty intense experience to say the least. I think it should be released, but we don’t have any definite plans.


MUSIC VIDEO: Deftones – “Swerve City”

Alt-metal band Deftones are back with their first music video off of Koi No Yakan, “Swerve City.” The video, featured on Noisey, takes place out in the desert with shots of a girl riding a horse.

Deftones are scheduled to go out on an international tour starting May 11. The band has been relatively silent to the public eye since the passing of founding member Chi Cheng on April 13, 2013. The video can be seen after the jump.

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Deftones Side Project Palms Reveals Album Details; Stream New Song

Deftones side project Palms have a ton of new items to throw our way today. Get ready to become settled in with the rock outfit in no time at all.

Palms have revealed that they will release their forthcoming debut effort on June 25 through Ipecac Records. The album is still yet-to-be-titled and features musicians Chino Moreno (Deftones, †††) & Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, Bryant Clifford (ISIS). The group have also released a stream of their untitled song and is available to spin right through the jump.

Take a listen to Palms and pencil this album in your release schedule. …

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Does This Tweet From Chino Moreno Mean That Team Sleep Is Coming Back?

Chino Moreno is a weird, infrequent tweeter. After about five seconds of scrolling through the timeline of the Deftones frontman one will reach last years dusty microblogged missives.

He’s not big on communication either. Rather than building a rapport with his fans or efficiently sharing pertinent release or tour information, Moreno just wants to turn his followers onto as much music as possible. Who knew that Moreno is a Frankie Avalon fan? (And who knew that Frankie Avalon was this good?!)

Which makes Moreno’s somewhat cryptic tweet about his dormant Team Sleep project all the more intriguing. 


ALBUM STREAM: Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’

The Deftones‘ new album is pretty kickass, and now a stream has been posted so you can hear it for yourself. Koi No Yokan comes out Tuesday and is their second album without bassist Chi Cheng, the first being Diamond Eyes.

You can expect to read the review of it here soon, and until then, stream the full album here on UTG (and lo, it is good) by clicking “Read more”.

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Deftones Release Album Trailer For Koi No Yokan

Deftones have released an album trailer for their upcoming seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan, that’s set for release through Reprise Records on November 13, 2012. This is the alternative metal band’s follow up to the critically acclaimed Diamond Eyes, and is also the second release without the group’s longtime bassist, Chi Cheng.

Check after the jump to see and hear what the genre-defying band has up their sleeve for November, and be sure to pre-order on the album through either the band’s webstore or iTunes if you like what you hear.

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