The guiding principle of Deftones albums is the push and pull between singer Chino Moreno and guitarist Stephen Carpenter. That's an age-old rock 'n' roll construct -- the tension between singer and guitar player -- and Moreno and Carpenter being at consistent sonic odds is what makes Deftones music so dynamic. They employ this technique on their new album 'Koi No Yokan.'
Deftones' seventh studio album, 'Koi No Yokan' is without a doubt one of the most anticipated releases of the year. The veteran act has compiled one of the most celebrated discographies of the past 20 years, and although the album won't see a release until Nov. 13, the entire 'Koi No Yokan' album is now available for streaming in full.
Ever since a November 2008 car accident, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has mostly been in a coma. In the meantime, the band has continued to write and tour with replacement bassist Sergio Vega. Last night, though, Deftones came closer to having Chi back than they've been in nearly four years, as the band invited Chi's son Gabe onstage to perform with them in San Francisco.
Deftones are inching closer to a new album, and have now revealed the artwork for their 'Koi No Yokan' collection (posted to the left). The visually intriguing cover, which they debuted at their website and Facebook pages, appears to be mirrored sections of a dark room, with only a dulled green entryway and glowing orange floor lights reflecting back.
Deftones are set to release one of the year's most anticipated albums, 'Koi No Yokan,' on Nov. 13. The band have tossed around many different styles since their beginnings, leaving fans to anxiously question what they should expect from the experimental group. If any doubts existed about 'Koi No Yokan,' the album's first unveiled track, 'Leathers,' stomped it all out.