DEFTONES: ‘Koi No Yokan’ Set As New Album Title

Sacramento, California-based alternative rock band DEFTONES has set a November 13 release date for its seventh studio album, entitled “Koi No Yokan”. The group worked again with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who helmed 2010’s “Diamond Eyes” and has also worked on albums by RUSH and FOO FIGHTERS.

“Koi no yokan” is Japanese for a feeling that is similar to (but not exactly the same as) love at first sight. It’s the sense a person gets upon meeting someone, where they just “know” they are going to fall in love. It implies that future love is inevitable.

To support the CD, DEFTONES will hit the road on a nationwide headlining tour, with special guest SCARS ON BROADWAY, which kicks off October 9 in Ventura, California and concludes on the West Coast mid-November. Tickets on sale next Friday, September 7 via Ticketmaster.com.

The dates are as follows:

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

DEFTONES debuted two new songs — “Roller Derby” and “Rosemary” — during a July 28 concert West Hollywood, California.

Speaking to QMI Agency, DEFTONESChno Moreno said that the two tracks are not necesasarily the best indication of what fans can expect to hear on the upcoming effort.

“I don’t think those songs are the ones that best represent our record,” he said. “They’re two different songs, one is a lot more ambient [‘Rosemary’] than the other [‘Roller Derby’], the other is a lot more aggressive. But they’re cool, they balance each other out. The songs already sounded great live before we recorded them. When we wrote the record we pretty much wrote it live.”

The group also intends to continue their tradition of recording several cover tunes that could end up as B-sides, with Moreno revealing that they’ve been toying with songs from ELVIS PRESLEY and EARTH, WIND FIRE, among others.

“The fun stuff is playing somebody else’s song and recording it,” he said. “We’re always open to new stuff. It’s fun for us to do something that’s out of our element and something you wouldn’t expect from a heavier type of rock band. So hopefully it will be something that’s a little off the cuff and left of center.”

 

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