Deftones announce new album: Koi No Yokan


deftones1 Deftones announce new album: Koi No Yokan

Hard rock stalwarts the Deftones have announced the release of their seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan, due out November 13th via Reprise Records. Recording took place in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who also helmed 2010’s Diamond Eyes.

A tracklist is still forthcoming, but the band recently debuted two new songs in concert, including “Roller Derby” and “Rosemary”. And speaking of concerts, they’ve also announced a new string of North American tour dates in support of the album’s release. You can watch fan footage of the two new songs and see the Deftones’ upcoming tour schedule below.

In an interview with Billboard last month, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno described the album as “not a super fast or slow record. It’s very dynamic.” He added: “Some of my favorite things about Deftones are the dynamics. Yes, we’re a heavy band, but we’re not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There’s a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there’s also this very soothing element where there’s a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time. I understand that’s a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities — the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression.”

Deftones 2012 Tour Dates:
09/22 – Irvine, CA @ Epicenter
09/23 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/09 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
10/12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
10/16 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/19 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s
10/21 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
10/24 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
10/28 -Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
10/29 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/30 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5