Deftones Announce New Album & Tour

Good news for fans of alternative, grungey, stonery-yet-still-thrashy metal, the Deftones have announced their next album, Koi No Yokan, as well as a supporting US tour starting this October. Having spent their summer opening for System of a Down‘s reunion tour, it is time for some favours to be returned, and SOAD’s guitarist Daron Malakian will be tagging along to support with his band Scars on Broadway.

Koi No Yokan is a Japanese sentiment, similar to the idea of love at first sight, though more concerned with feeling that you will fall in love (if anyone asks, I knew that without Google). This may be a little pointer to the album taking a more emotional approach – an idea which lends itself to singer Chino Moreno’s alternating screams and tenor.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the frontman stated “Obviously we’re an aggressive band – not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack.” He went on, “But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.” Either that, or the band just thought it sounded pretty.

Nick Raskulinecz, who also produced 2010′s Diamond Eyes, will be returning for the album, which is set to be released on November 13th.

Tour dates are as follows, with tickets going up on September 7th:

10/9 Ventura, Ca. | Ventura Theatre
10/10 San Francisco, Ca. | Warfield
10/12 Portland, Ore. | Roseland Ballroom
10/13 Seattle, Wa.| Showbox SODO
10/14 Vancouver, BC | Commodore
10/16 Boise, Id. – Knitting Factory
10/17 Salt Lake City, Utah| In The Venue
10/19 Denver, Colo. | Fillmore Auditorium
10/20 Kansas City, Mo. | Harrah’s
10/21 Columbia, Mo.| Blue Note
10/23 Chicago, Ill. | Aragon Ballroom
10/24 Royal Oak, Mich. | Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26 Baltimore, Md. | Rams Head Live
10/28 Philadelphia, Pa. | The Electric Factory
10/29 Boston, Mass.| HOB Boston
10/30 New York, N.Y. | Terminal 5

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Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.