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Lamb of God Unleash ‘Erase This’ Song Ahead of New Album Release

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”Lamb of God” url=”″ type=”yt” w=”500″ h=”385″] Lamb of God are not being stingy with their new music, unleashing yet another new song ahead of the release of their VII: Sturm und Drang disc. This time it’s a track called “Erase This” getting the advance preview. Simply put, it’s a heavy rocker that’s sure to please […]

Deftones’ Chino Moreno + Former Isis Members Complete First Palms Album

Ipecac Recordings Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is a man of many projects and his latest finds him recording with several former members of the band Isis in a new group called Palms . The band has confirmed the completion of their self-titled debut album and the disc is now due June 25 through Ipecac Recordings. Moreno is joined by the band by Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer. They’ve been working on new music during breaks in Moreno’s schedule over the past year, with Harris handling mixing duties and all of the band members serving as producers. The Deftones frontman stated last fall about the project, “They recorded this music a long time ago, almost a year ago, so musically it’s been its own thing and I only got asked to do vocals on it not too long ago by my buddy Aaron [Harris], he’s the drummer. It’s not really a thing I rush on. Any of the projects I do, I don’t have to do them. I do them strictly because it’s fun to make music with friends and to do that.” Moreno recently took to his Mixlr account, where he played an early, unmastered version of the band’s song ‘Tropics,’ which will be part of the upcoming disc. The group recently launched an official website , but at present only a splash page with a photo and links to their social network accounts is all that is part of it. [button href=”” title=”Next: Deftones Announce Spring 2013 Tour” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Stone Sour, Megadeth + More

Mary Ouellette, – Corey Taylor has elaborate Stone Sour tour and movie plans in the works and he also updates Slipknot ‘s status. [ Loudwire ] – Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is writing his autobiography. [ Loudwire ] – Hollywood Undead ‘s Johnny 3 Tears discusses how America’s youth inspired their current hit, ‘We Are.’ [ Loudwire ] – Deftones ‘ Chino Moreno says that bassist Chi Cheng , who has been in a near comatose state for four years, would appreciate the work they’ve done in his absence. [ Loudwire ] – There’s nothing cooler than when one of your favorite bands turns up in a video game you like. Check out some of the best rock star video game cameos. [ Loudwire ] – Robert Plant says it’s time for Led Zeppelin ‘s members to move on. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – The members of Thin Lizzy are changing their moniker to Black Star Riders for their next release. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – A new study examines the early death rate amongst rock stars. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Coldplay and Jay-Z are auctioning off tickets to their New Year’s Eve show to benefit the Sandy Hook shooting victims. [ ]

Deftones’ Chino Moreno Says Chi Cheng Would Appreciate Band’s Recent Albums

Mark Metcalfe / Ethan Miller, Getty Images Deftones continue to receive plenty of acclaim for their ‘ Koi No Yokan ‘ album, with the disc making many year-end Top 10 critics lists, including a No. 1 spot on Loudwire’s 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012 . But the success for the band is bittersweet as they’ve been doing it without the services of longtime bassist Chi Cheng , who has mostly been in a comatose state since his 2008 car accident. While Cheng has been out of action, singer Chino Moreno says his presence is felt on their recent material and he feels the musician would appreciate what the band has been doing in his absence. Moreno tells the Irish Times , “Some of the best times in our lives have been together as friends making this music together and he’s a very big part of it. I’ve been friends with him for most of my life. I think he would appreciate what we are doing now.” The band’s creative resurgence with both ‘Koi No Yokan’ and their previous disc ‘Diamond Eyes’ came after Cheng’s accident, and Moreno says that it really proved to be a catalyst for the band’s future musical focus. He says, “It made everybody sit back and realize that little things don’t seem to matter so much anymore. It’s just music. It is not the be all and end all, but it is a gift and we appreciate it. Everybody got into a really good headspace and it made us all close together. We started to appreciate and enjoy it more.” The singer adds, “A lot of people deal with things that are bad. Once you’ve been through something, you grow from it and you take a lot in. You can always turn it into something positive.” As for Cheng’s future, Moreno says, “I think [we’ll see him recover]. That’s what keeps us going. [It’s] four years since his accident. He’s still alive, he’s still fighting. He wants to make it through this. It has happened before in a lot of cases. We do keep positive and hopeful. It helps us to carry through and keep going. It could be the case that he never wakes up, but the best thing we can do is keep a positive mental attitude about things.” [button href=”” title=”Next: Deftones Announce 2013 North American Tour” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Best Rock and Metal Albums of 2012 + More

Michael N. Todaro, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, – It’s been a great year in rock music, with new discs from  Deftones , Soundgarden , Halestorm and more. Take a look at our Best Rock Albums of 2012. [ Loudwire ] – If you’re wondering where albums from metal acts like Down , Lamb of God  and Gojira rank among the year’s best, check out our list of Best Metal Albums of 2012. [ Loudwire ] – Former Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss Lives bassist Nick Oliveri has suddenly found himself back in both band’s plans. [ Loudwire ] – Dave Grohl will be using the mic for hosting rather than singing as he launches a new radio series based on his ‘Sound City’ documentary. [ Loudwire ] – Sevendust have laid out their 2013 plans, complete with an album release date, new single announcement and a trek with Lacuna Coil  announced. [ Loudwire ] – Meshuggah are ready to pack up and cross the pond to rock the masses in 2013 with a series of North American shows. [ Rock Music Report ] – The Black Keys are no longer in a legal tussle with Pizza Hut and Home Depot. [ ] – Pussy Riot will end the year as one of the entertainers in the hunt for Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.” [ ] – Rumor has it that the Rolling Stones will welcome “Slowhand” himself, Eric Clapton , for their next London performance. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – This qualifies as a “get.” Paul McCartney will guest on the Christmas episode of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ [ Ultimate Classic Rock ]

Deftones Offer Advance Free Stream of New Album ‘Koi No Yokan’

Reprise 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. Rolling Stone has just posted the entire record, and so far the reaction from fans has been incredibly positive. We’ve been amping up Deftones fans for several weeks, as the songs ‘ Leathers ‘ and ‘ Tempest ‘ were released to tease ‘Koi No Yokan,’ but now fanatics can hear the complete album, which boasts eleven tracks total. After the success of the band’s 2010 full-length, ‘Diamond Eyes,’ Deftones returned to the studio with a greater confidence riding off the creative accomplishments of the album. “Because we got through making that record, it was so well received and we loved it, it was a confidence-builder [for] all of us as a band,” frontman Chino Moreno tells Rolling Stone . “So when we went in to make this record, I think we carried a lot of that over with us. There was no doubt.” Moreno continues, “Diamond Eyes was capturing lightning in a bottle. We had just come together, had a lot of constraints in terms of time, so we’re just banging things out. This time we had a little more chance to experiment and just play.” Without further ado, get the hell over to Rolling Stone and listen to ‘Koi No Yokan’ in full: [button href=”″ title=”Listen to Deftones, ‘Koi No Yokan’ in Full” align=”center”]

Deftones’ Chino Moreno Offers Update on His Many Side Projects

Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images Chino Moreno is a busy man with a thirst for great music, and the Deftones vocalist says that while his band and the ‘ Koi No Yokan ‘ album are his main priorities, he’s also keeping himself occupied with various side projects in his spare time. Of Palms , the band that also features a number of Isis members, Moreno told Consequence of Sound’s Rock It Out Blog , “They recorded this music a long time ago, almost a year ago, so musically it’s been its own thing and I only got asked to do vocals on it not too long ago by my buddy Aaron [Harris], he’s the drummer. It’s not really a thing I rush on. Any of the projects I do, I don’t have to do them. I do them strictly because it’s fun to make music with friends and to do that.” Moreno says he tentatively envisions a spring release. The vocalist also revealed that there will be a third EP coming from ††† (pronounced “Crosses”) before a full-length is released, but because of his schedule, it likely won’t arrive until the band has some time when they can all do something. Moreno also suggested that Team Sleep has quietly been working on new music. He revealed, “Me and Todd [Wilkinson], our guitar player, we’ve been recording stuff back and forth, and [DJ] Crook too actually, he just gave me some beats last week when I was in San Francisco and so there’s stuff being put together.” The singer added that there’s plenty of material that had never been released, but like the other side projects, it was something that was fun and music would eventually come when the time is right. One project you likely won’t see Moreno part of again was his collaboration with Bassnectar. When asked if he was open for more, the vocalist revealed, “Not at all … Why did I do it? Because he asked me to do it. He’s a fan of ours and a friend of ours and I got paid a lot of money to do it for a soundtrack. It’s as simple as that, you know?” Watch Chino Moreno Discuss Deftones + His Side Projects [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Deftones Songs” align=”center”]