While we know the band’s new full-length album is coming out later this year, Deftones unfortunately had to cancel their upcoming New Zealand and Australia shows due to coronavirus concerns. Much like the rest of the industry right now, they’re not the only ones suffering from the loss of income – their hard-working road crew is also feeling the pinch.
Luckily, the band is being generous with their stature, and it can benefit you too! The alt-metal legends have unveiled a new merch line that also includes all profits made going back to their hard-working crew. To paraphrase Fred Durst, “without the fans (and the crew!!!), there wouldn’t be no show, and if that was really so, then life would really blow.”
Check out the merch line below, as well.
Of all the albums in the impressive Deftones canon, Diamond Eyes certainly has to rank up there in terms of both the circumstances surrounding it, as well as the overall quality and depth it offers listeners. While many (for good reason) point to their career-defining 2000 album White Pony as the band’s best album, it might well be Diamond Eyes that is their most important.
While the band did announce a headlining tour with Gojira and Poppy just a few days ago, the question of “when will Deftones fans get new music?” still hasn’t been definitively answered just yet. However, it does seem we have a little better timeline – as the band’s upcoming full-length should arrive in the second half of 2020. It will be the band’s first album since 2016’s Gore.
If you listen to Loathe’s startling good new single “Two-Way Mirror”, you’ll probably be transfixed by its alt-rock beauty almost right away. The Zak Pinchin-directed music video has pushed upwards of 40,000 views on Youtube in just 2 days, a high number for a band that’s not on everyone’s radar…yet. Of course, they will be rather soon once their sophomore album drops next month, and they’re certainly on ours, too.
Many songs on the upcoming record are also influenced by alt-metal legends Deftones, and while it’s easy to draw comparisons to the band, Loathe are certainly their own entity. However, it’s always to get noticed by your heroes, and if Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno thinks you’re worthy of attention, your music has to be worth a listen.