miercuri, 15 septembrie 2010

Album of the week # 6

Deftones - Diamond Eyes 2010

Deftones is an American rock band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1988 consisting of Chino Moreno (lead vocals and guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), Frank Delgado (keyboards and turntables), and Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion). They have released six albums to date, with their most recent Diamond Eyes in spring of 2010.

Diamond Eyes is the sixth album by American rock band Deftones, released worldwide on May 4, 2010 through Warner Bros. and Reprise Records. An album tentatively titled Eros was originally intended to be their sixth full-length release and follow up to Saturday Night Wrist (2006), but was not released due to bassist Chi Cheng entering a coma after a serious car accident that occurred in November 2008. The release of Eros was put on hold in favor of Diamond Eyes in June 2009. Former Quicksand bass player, Sergio Vega is featured on the album in substitution for Cheng.
Diamond Eyes was a critical and commercial success; obtaining a normalized score of 78 on review aggregator Metacritic, while achieving top 20 chartings on the Billboard 200, UK Albums Chart, and German Albums Chart.

Deftones released their sixth album, Diamond Eyes on May 4, 2010. The release of it was pushed forward from the initially reported May 18 release date, most likely due to the entire album having been leaked onto the Internet in March 2010. On February 23, 2010, the album's first single "Rocket Skates" was available for free download at www.gunsrazorsknives.com.
The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz. Former Quicksand bassist, Sergio Vega, plays bass on the album, substituting for ailing bassist Chi Cheng.
Deftones have been confirmed to play Download Festival in 2010 in an announcement made via the official Download Festival website on January, 25th 2010. They are also confirmed to play Rock on the Range 2010 (May 22 and 23) and Vive Latino 2010 (April 24). They also played a one-off London show on May 12.
Deftones released the official music video for the album's first single, "Rocket Skates", on March 10.
On March 15, Deftones debuted their first radio-ready single "Diamond Eyes". Both "Diamond Eyes" and "Rocket Skates" received very positive reviews from fans and critics alike, many making comparisons of the two singles' style and sound to that of material from their album Around the Fur.
Deftones released the official music video for the album's second single, "Diamond Eyes", on April 13.
Deftones are mapping out more US headlining tour dates prior to their joint outing with Mastodon and Alice in Chains this fall on the BLACKDIAMONDSKYE tour; The band’s newly announced dates will begin in on the West Coast in California in August and will take the band across the Midwest through the Southeast. The tour kicks off in Ventura, CA on August 6 and wraps up in Cleveland on September 14.
Teaming up with bands Mastodon and Alice in Chains, Deftones will be going on tour fall 2010 in the United States and Canada. The tour is called Blackdiamondskye, a portmanteau of the three bands' latest albums (Black Gives Way to Blue, Diamond Eyes, and Crack the Skye). There is currently a petition on Australian website Dripping Acid Airwaves to bring Deftones and the Blackdiamondskye tour to Australia and NZ. The site also features the 'Put On Your Goggles' mash-up promo video for the tour which has received extensive play on YouTube.

Track listing:

> Diamond Eyes
> Royal
> You`ve Seen The Butcher
> Beauty School
> Prince
> Rocket Skates
> Sextape
> Risk
> 976 - EVIL
> This Place Is Death


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