Deftones: New Album Title Revealed

Deftones has set "Diamond Eyes" as the title of its new album, due on May 18.

Deftones: New Album Title Revealed
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Sacramento's Deftones has set "Diamond Eyes" as the title of its new album, due on May 18. A song from the CD, "Rocket Skates", will be made available as a free download via Deftones.com on February 23. Check out a sneak preview here. In a recent interview with Spin.com, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno stated about the forthcoming CD: "The dynamics Deftones are known for aggressive overtones and lush openness. They're on opposite sides of the spectrum, but we meld them together without sounding contrived. There are a few heavy songs, too, like our first couple records, and there are also experimental tunes but there's not a minute on this record that feels like it doesn't need to be there. Each sound complements the other. I'll straight-up say it: it's definitely one of our best albums." Regarding he lyrical direction of the new album, Moreno said: "Well, I've been wanting to record a fantasy album like 'White Pony', where the lyrics are less, 'This is my life and this is what we're going through.' It helps take us away from reality. I don't like listening to people's problems I like music. Music has been smothered with that complaining since the early-'90s. It gets old. Instead of going to the opposite side of the spectrum and listening to Black Eyed Peas, which is just straight silly, I choose to listen to more instrumental music. "I do very little singing about myself on this record. I love songs where I can totally take myself out of being human. I can sing about really odd things, and they don't necessarily have to pertain to me at all. It paints a picture. Those are the kind of lyrics I grew up with like The Cure. Really visual images and no storytelling." Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    chocolateTeddy
    Honky wrote: Haha, this guy hates the Black Eyed Peas too!!!
    he doesn't hate the black eye peas he said he isn't going to sing completely silly ass song splice them to catchy tunes that get stuck in your head whether you like it or not..... London Bridges omg even though it was a solo album it was still screaming! BEP
    August_Burns
    Deflection wrote: DYING FOR THIS! Have been waiting four years for a new album now!
    Wow, you've been under a rock then and you missed an album.
    TheEsupremacy
    My curiosity is piqued. Damn shame about Chi. You pray for a recovery but at this point it isn't looking good.
    SharpObject
    YES! The show must go on, after all. HELL YEA to another White Pony. I dont really listen to The Cure but aren't a lot of their lyrics personal and even a little whiney sometimes? ("boys dont cry" comes to mind)
    societysphantom
    Covin wrote: After deciding not to release Eros, I was pretty disappointed. This album should blow my mind.
    It's the same album content, they just changed the name ..
    Covin
    After deciding not to release Eros, I was pretty disappointed. This album should blow my mind.
    soapalot
    August_Burns wrote: Deflection wrote: DYING FOR THIS! Have been waiting four years for a new album now! Wow, you've been under a rock then and you missed an album.
    Have they put out an album since Saturday Night Wrist in 2006? I can't wait for Diamond Eyes, Rocket Skates is a sweet name for a song. It's a shame they moved the release date from my birthday to that of someone I know, but oh well!
    huevos
    This couldn't come any sooner. I've been itching for new Deftones for a good minute.
    Pertenozzo
    Pertenozzo wrote: Hope Chi gets better. I love me some Deftones. I wonder how Chi's absence will change their sound. If I think about Chi I think about some unique basslines...Hmhmm I'll still buy this.
    Besides no band beats deftones while high...my ****ing god they're the shit! (This and TOOL)
    Pertenozzo
    Hope Chi gets better. I love me some Deftones. I wonder how Chi's absence will change their sound. If I think about Chi I think about some unique basslines...Hmhmm I'll still buy this.
    blocsox90
    Going to see them at Rock On The Range, definitely the band I'm looking forward to seeing the most.
    the420guitarist
    they havent come to salt lake since the 07 show. id love to go see them. if its like white pony its gonna be a good album
    sottpwn
    Ace. It's a damn shame about Chi but it's good to see them continuing making music. Hope Chi gets better
    travislausch
    Dynamics, eh? Deftones sound like they're getting progressive or something. They kind of were on their last couple albums too.
    qcollis
    Sweet, I was pumped for Eros but now i'm even more pumped for this