Chino Moreno (Deftones) Teams Up With HEALTH & Tyler Bates For New Song “ANTI-LIFE”

Chino Moreno (Deftones) has teamed up with HEALTH and Tyler Bates for a new song titled “ANTI-LIFE.” The track, which is inspired by an “Anti-Life mathematical formula [that] allows those who understand and control it to dominate all other sentient beings,” will appear on the soundtrack to the DC Comics series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” That compilation was executive produced by Bates and it will be released in digital outlets on June 18 (physical copies out July 16).

Mastodon Stream New Song “Forged By Neron” From “Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack”

Mastodon have premiered a new song titled “Forged By Neron.” This track is from the soundtrack to the DC Comics series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” That compilation was executive produced by Tyler Bates and it will be released in digital outlets on June 18 (physical copies out July 16).

Mastodon‘s Brann Dailor commented:

“We are super excited and honored to be part of the ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack‘! We’ve all been fans of DC Comics and the Batman universe since we were kids, so it really means a lot for us to be able to add something to that world.”

Bates added:

“This soundtrack and motion-comic series was made by fans of comics, for fans of comics and music. ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘ is next-level storytelling by two incredibly talented artists in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The visual aspect of this comic is entirely compelling, and resonates throughout each song on the soundtrack.”

“Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack” Track Listing:

01. Mastodon – “Forged By Neron”
02. Chelsea Wolfe – “Diana”
03. HEALTH / Tyler Bates – “ANTI-LIFE” (feat. Deftones frontman Chino Moreno)
04. Maria Brink (In This Moment) / Tyler Bates – “Meet Me In Fire” (feat. Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack)
05. Grey Daze – “Anything, Anything”
06. Rise Against – “Broken Dreams, Inc.”
07. Manchester Orchestra – “Never Ending”
08. Denzel Curry / PlayThatBoiZay – “Bad Luck”
09. Carach Angren – “Skull With A Forked Tongue”
10. Starcrawler – “Good Time Girl”
11. GUNSHIP / Tyler Bates – “Berserker” (feat. ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo)
12. Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) / Tyler Bates / Gil Sharone – “Now You’ve Really Done It”
13. Show Me The Body – “Stone Cold Earth”
14. IDLES – “Sodium”
15. Soccer Mommy – “Kissing In The Rain”

Listen To New Trippie Redd Song “Geronimo” Featuring Deftones’ Chino Moreno And Blink-182’s Travis Barker

Trippie Redd recently teamed up with Blink-182’s Travis Barker for a new deluxe edition of “Pegasus” titled “NEON SHARK vs. Pegasus.” That effort is available now and one of the tracks on it, “GERONIMO,” features Deftones’ Chino Moreno. You can stream that below:

Chino Moreno (Deftones) Rumored To Guest On New Trippie Redd And Travis Barker (Blink-182) Collaborative Track “Geronimo”

According to Genius, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno will be featured on rapper Trippie Redd and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s new collaborative track “Geronimo.” That song is rumored to surface on Christmas Day (December 25) as part of Redd‘s “Neon Shark vs Pegasus (Deluxe: Presented by Travis Barker)” release.

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Deftones Frontman Chino Moreno Guests On Toro Y Moi’s Remix Of Caroline Polachek’s “Hit Me Where It Hurts”

Chino Moreno (Deftones, etc.) is featured on Toro y Moi’s remix of Caroline Polachek‘s “Hit Me Where It Hurts.“ You can check that out below:

Chino Moreno (Deftones) Revisiting Unfinished Crosses Material: “I’m Gonna Try To Get Some Of That Stuff Finalized”

During a recent interview with Bloody Disgusting‘s “The Boo Crew,” Chino Moreno (Deftones) revealed that he is revisiting unfinished material from his Crosses (†††) project with Shaun Lopez (ex-Far) and Chuck Doom. According to the frontman, he is “gonna try to get some of that stuff finalized.”

Moreno said the following about Crosses:

“A few days ago, I just moved into a new place a little over a month ago, so I’ve been setting up my studio room in here and I broke out some of that [unreleased] stuff from then, and I started working on it! Now that the Deftones record is done and there’s no touring really in the near future, I kinda have time to work on stuff so I’m definitely going to dig in and see where I can go with that.

I really really like that project. The best part about it for me was no one knew we were making that record even. We put it out as EP’s first and we just kinda dropped out of nowhere. Making music without any expectations was super freeing and fun. I really love doing it. I like the guys that I work with in that so I’m gonna try to get some of that stuff finalized… finished up.”

[via The PRP]

Deftones’ Chino Moreno On “White Pony” Remix Album “Black Stallion”: “It’s Basically The Record, But It’s Just Completely Been Taken Apart And Put Back Together”

During an interview with Mary Anne Hobbs for BBC Radio 6, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno discussed the upcoming “White Pony” remix album “Black Stallion.” According to him, the effort is “basically the record, but it’s just completely been taken apart and put back together.”

Moreno said the following [transcribed by The PRP]:

“It’s just been mastered, so it’s pretty much finished. Super, super proud of it. It could have very easily been this self-indulgent kind of thing, considering we picked a lot of artists to work on it that’s it not like your typical remix record.

It’s actually sequenced exactly like the ‘White Pony‘ record. So it’s basically the record, but it’s just completely been taken apart and put back together. It’s just a whole different animal, but the same record. So I’m pretty proud of it and I’m excited for people to hear it.”

He also added:

“It’s definitely electronic-based. When we were making the ‘White Pony‘ record at that time we were really influenced by a lot of… I think even listening to that record now, it’s very [much] a drum-forward album and I think it’s because we were sort of influenced by a lot of breakbeat kind of DJ style sort of music in general. Obviously DJ Shadow, he’s a part of it, and he was a big influence on that record.

Although obviously it’s a rock record, I think those undertones are in there. So it’s a lot of that, a lot of… I wish I could tell you some of the people involved in it. It’s an awesome list of people. I think we’re gonna have some sort of formal kind of release about who is involved in it soon here, hopefully.

But it’s actually [a] really eclectic sort of mix of people and like I said, some of the artists that we chose are artists that actually influenced us back then in making that record [‘White Pony‘]. So it’s come kind of full circle.”

“I will say that it’s not a contemporary electronic record. It draws from those early 2000s sort of influences as far as the beats and electronics. It really feels cohesive and that what’s kind of cool because it’s eleven different people, but yet it sounds like a cohesive piece of work so I’m really, really excited.”

Deftones Tentatively Planning To Release New Album In September

It looks like Deftones are still planning to release their new album this fall. During a recent appearance on Primus drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander’s “Herb’s Happy Hour,” Chino Moreno revealed that the effort is tentatively set to arrive in September.

Moreno said the following:

“We have a record that we finished maybe — I don’t know — about a month ago, we finally got all the final mixes of it. It’s supposed to come out in, I think, September. But we’re really happy with it. We worked with one of our longtime producer buddies, Terry Date, who did our first three albums. We hadn’t done a record with him in a while, and we went back in the studio with him, and it was super awesome.

It’s kind of been weird, because we recorded everything — the music stuff — all last summer in L.A., and then we have been working on overdubs and vocals and mixing and all that stuff since then, so it’s almost been a year. But, obviously the last six months have kind of been doing everything remote [due to the coronavirus pandemic]… Mainly, it was just me. All the music stuff was done, so just mainly vocal stuff, and then mixing and mastering, going back and forth. But we finally finalized everything, I wanna say a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago now. It’s gonna be sweet. I’m excited about it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Deftones Frontman Chino Moreno Offers Updates On New Album And Possible “White Pony” 20th Anniversary Plans

During a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music‘s Beats 1 Radio, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno offered updates on the band’s new album and their possible “White Pony” 20th anniversary plans. You can read some excerpts from the chat below.

Moreno said the following about the group’s new album progress:

“We just started the mixing process a couple of months back. It worked out as far as doing it remote. Our producer, Terry Date who’s doing the record—he’s in Seattle. As a band, we’re all spread out, any ways. He’s just been working on it and then sending us stuff and we’ll send it back with notes and this and that, whatever.

Usually it would be a little more expedited had we all been able to be in the same room at the same time, but it’s working out and he just finished his first full round of mixing the whole record and now it’s going back to little things and particular things on each song. So we’re using the time, trying to at least, by still working on the record and there’s no rush obviously for us to get out and do anything. So we’re just kinda taking our time with it.”

He also added the following about working with Date again:

“Since trying all these different things we’ve always wanted to go back and make records with him again. We actually started doing a record with him which was titled to be the ‘Eros‘ record, that we started, we got like maybe two thirds of the way through and that’s when Chi had his accident. And then everything just sort of shutdown in our world. And when we reconvened we started on “Diamond Eyes” and at that point we worked with Nick Raskulinecz and sort of went on a journey in that direction.

I think we felt… we love Terry. He’s pretty much been there since the beginning of us making records. We just vibe with him really good, he’s super easygoing. He’s not a producer that’s in there trying to push his ideas into what we’re doing, other than to just capture what it is that happens when we get together, as well as speaking up when stuff isn’t where it should be or whatever. He’s just a great dude.”

He went on to discuss release plans and the uncertainty of the band’s summer tour with Gojira and Poppy:

“We haven’t really discussed it too deeply other than we plan on it coming out this summer. It’s not looking like we’re going to be able to get out there this summer to support it. So does it make sense to put it out when you can’t support it? Maybe. Maybe not. I don’t know. I think that’s something that we’re going to have to figure out sooner than later. But I think our mindset right now is just finishing it completely and making sure that it’s great. And then taking it from there.”

On another note, Moreno also talked about the possibility of releasing a remixed 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony“:

“There’s a little talk of it. Well, actually it’s funny because we talked about this when the record came out that we wanted to remix the ‘White Pony‘ record. Our initial idea was we’re going to get the masters of the ‘White Pony‘ record. And we’re going to put some money in a briefcase and the masters in a briefcase. And we’re going to go to DJ Shadow‘s house and we’re just going to hand it off to him and say like, ‘Here man, remix this record.’ And we wanted to call it the ‘Black Stallion’.

But yeah, I mean we still may try to do something similar to that. I mean, who will be involved? I’m not quite sure yet. Because re-releasing a record and having it would be great, but obviously it’s like what are we going to do? Change the album cover, different sleeve or whatever? It’s like it’d be cool to actually…”

“That’s the thing that every song that we made is on that record. So yeah. So we don’t have anything leftover really. I mean we did have a couple B-sides, but those were released already too. So I think it would be to try to maybe add a little something to it, whatever. Or do it in a neat way and not just do a remix just for doing a remix, obviously that’d be good.

That’s kind of the only thing we’re thinking about really doing that. And I mean, maybe playing some shows would be great to see where that goes as far as maybe doing the record in its entirety or something like that at some point.”

[via Revolver]