Deftones’ frontman Chino Moreno approves of the stunning new Loathe single, “Two-Way Mirror”

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.

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The new Deftones album will “definitely” see a release in 2020, says vocalist Chino Moreno

With the band’s annual Dia de los Deftones festival in San Diego having already been curated for another successful year, fans of the alt-metal legends have certainly been clamoring for a new track from the band, who haven’t released a record since 2016’s Gore. All good things take time, of course, and for Deftones, that’s really no exception considering their quality over the years. Now, it seems we have a little more of a definitive timeline for when their 9th full-length might be released.

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Deftones debuts ‘Koi No Yokan’ gem “Gauze” for the first time ever – watch

While the band is gearing up to release a new record in the very near future, alt-metal legends Deftones have had a fairly quiet 2019 – minus the shows and festivals they’ve played, of course. Having just played Pasadena Daydream Festival a few days ago with the likes of The Cure and Pixies (among others in a stacked lineup), devoted fans know the band for often including deeper cuts in their setlists, spanning their entire discography. Fans of their more recent work, especially 2012’s Koi No Yokan, will certainly be pleased at what transpired over the weekend.

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Deftones reveal CHVRCHES, Gojira, more for 2nd annual Dia de los Deftones festival

Though it’s not the album or song release rollout that most fans certainly were hoping for, alt-metal legends Deftones have made a huge announcement today with the lineup reveal of their 2nd annual festival. Set to be at San Diego’s Petco Park once again, the Deftones-curated festival has a great lineup for this year’s edition. Check out the full lineup below – you certainly won’t want to miss out on the likes of Brutus, that’s for sure.

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