Deftones have released "Tempest" as the first official single from the band's upcoming album, Koi No Yokan. The track follows "Leathers," which was issued last month as a free download. The album, the California group's seventh studio effort, will arrive on November 13th and follows up 2010's Diamond Eyes.
Loudwire described "Tempest" as "purely and undoubtedly Deftones," adding that the band "constantly balance beauty and aggression" and that the song "maintains the fact that no band on the planet sounds like Deftones."
- The album's title is a Japanese term that cannot be directly translated in English, but reads roughly as "love at first sight."
- Deftones will begin a North American tour next Tuesday (October 9th) in Ventura, California. The opening act for most of the dates will be Scars On Broadway, the recently reactivated side project of System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian.
- Confirmed Deftones tour dates (subject to change):
October 9 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
October 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
October 12 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
October 13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
October 14 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
October 16 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
October 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
October 19 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
October 20 - Kansas City, MO - Harrah's
October 21 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
October 23 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
October 24 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 26 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
October 28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
October 29 - Boston, MA - HOB Boston
October 30 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
November 14 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium
November 15 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Gardens
November 17 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee
November 18 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
November 19 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
November 21 - Hollywood, CA - The Palladium
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to "Tempest" at http://tinyurl.com/8govz6u
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth & Loudwire -- agree or not?
godhatesyouall wrote: "That was a f***ing amazing mind trip. Leathers took a few listens but I've had it on repeat once it clicked. This beast sunk in right away. So unique, at least to my ears."
Peter Mark wrote: "This f***ing band. After six phenomenal albums, they just keep getting better and better."
Wall To Wall wrote: "NICE! 'Koi No Yokan' is gonna be awesome...I hope."
Bill Fredrickson wrote: "This is 100% Awesome and it will Rock You."
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