On March 1, DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno and drummer Abe Cunningham were interviewed by Denise Falzon in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the latest episode of Exclaim! TV‘s “Aggressive Tendencies” series. You can now watch the chat below.
DEFTONES‘ seventh studio album, “Koi No Yokan”, was released November 13, 2012 via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, with over 65,000 copies sold first week. Revolver declared it their “Album of the Year,” Spin selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 (and its No. 5 Metal Album Of The Year), the New York Post hailed it as “one of the best rock albums of the year,” and Penthouse said “If you hear an album this year that combines the ferocious and the sublime as well as DEFTONES‘ ‘Koi No Yokan’, please write us an email and flag it ‘urgent.'”
DEFTONES released several different vinyl editions of “Koi No Yokan” on January 22. The four configurations are as follows: a standard retail version pressed on 140-gram black vinyl (3,000 units); a direct-to-consumer version on 180-gram black vinyl with foil-stamped numbered jackets (1,000 units); an international edition pressed on 180-gram vinyl; and an exclusive edition sold through Hot Topic retailers pressed on 140-gram clear-colored vinyl (1,500 units).
DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng passed away on April 13 following complications from a 2008 car accident that left him in a semi-comatose state. He was 42.
Sergio Vega stepped in to play for the band on tour after Cheng‘s accident, staying on to record 2010’s “Diamond Eyes” and “Koi No Yokan”.