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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Limited Edition Live Spoken Word Album From Late Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng To Be Released In January

A new limited edition live spoken word album from late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is set to be released in January 2021. The effort is titled “The Head Up Project” and it features poetry that Cheng performed at The Paris Cafe in Sacramento, CA in January 2001. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Watch Music Video For Tourist‘s Remix Of Deftones’ “Change (In The House Of Flies)”

A music video has been released for Tourist‘s remix of Deftones’ “Change (In The House Of Flies).” The clip features previously unseen footage that was shot in 2000 and it can be seen below. The track appears on Deftones’ “Black Stallion” remix album, which was released today (December 11) along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”

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:

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2020

I have put together a list of my top 15 albums of 2020. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

15. AC/DC – “Power Up”

“Power Up” has everything one would expect from an AC/DC album. The record contains nothing but the kind of high octane rock and roll that the legendary group are known for. Some highlights from this one include “Demon Fire,” “Through The Mists Of Time,” and “Kick You When You’re Down.”

14. The Amity Affliction – “Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them”

“Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them” finds The Amity Affliction returning to their heavier roots. The effort still has its poppier elements, but it is much closer to the sound that fans want to hear from the band. Some highlights from this one include “All My Friends Are Dead,” “Soak Me In Bleach,” and “Baltimore Rain.”

13. Deftones – “Ohms”

Deftones’ latest album “Ohms” contains some of their best material to date. The record features heavy and cathartic tracks that are on display within a soundscape that seems to draw on all of the band’s influences. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “This Link Is Dead,” and “The Spell Of Mathematics.”

12. Killer Be Killed – “Reluctant Hero”

Ever since Killer Be Killed (Mastodon, Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) entered the scene with their self-titled album in 2014, fans have be clamoring for more music and they finally got it in the form of “Reluctant Hero.” The effort took the sound that worked on their first record and refined it to create something that managed to exceed everyone’s expectations. Highlights from this one include “From A Crowded Wound,” “Left Of Center,” and “Dead Limbs.”

11. The Bombpops – “Death In Venice Beach”

If you’re a fan of pop punk, then The Bombpops’ “Death In Venice Beach” is a must have. The album is chock full of contagious, high energy music that is topped off with dark lyrical content. Some highlights from this one include “Double Arrows Down,” “Blood Pact,” and “Zero Remorse.”

10. Green Day – “Father Of All Motherfuckers”

Green Day’s “Father Of All Motherfuckers” is different than what fans might have expected from the band, but in retrospect it ended being the kind of carefree album everyone needed in a year like 2020. The music is extremely catchy with an old-school rock vibe that just makes you want to move and sing along. Some highlights from this one include “Oh Yeah!,” “Stab You In The Heart,” and “Fire, Ready, Aim.”

09. Seether – “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”

“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” is Seether at their best. The record is heavy and anthemic with the kind of amazing lyrics that one would expect from the band. Some highlights from this one include “Beg,” “Bruised and Bloodied,” and “Buried In the Sand.”

08. Ozzy Osbourne – “Ordinary Man”

Ozzy Osbourne had to overcame numerous health issues to release his latest album “Ordinary Man,” but the Prince Of Darkness pulled it off and proved that he is as great as ever. The record maintains the classic feel of the frontman’s previous work while adding a more modern flair that’s bolstered by a star-studded cast of musicians. Highlights from this one include “Under The Graveyard,” “Scary Little Green Men,” and “Straight To Hell.”

07. Code Orange – “Underneath”

Code Orange are continuing to make waves in the metal community with their latest album “Underneath.” The effort builds on the success of “Forever” with industrial and electronic infused hardcore that keeps you mesmerized as you head down a chaotic, horror tinged path. Some highlights from this one include “Swallowing The Rabbit Whole,” “Sulfur Surrounding,” and “Last Ones Left.”

06. The Black Dahlia Murder – “Verminous”

The Black Dahlia Murder never disappoint and “Verminous” is no exception. The album is nothing but brutal, contagious, melodic death metal that you can’t help but blast at ear shattering volumes. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Sunless Empire,” and “The Wereworm’s Feast.”

05. Poppy – “I Disagree”

With “I Disagree”, Poppy moved even further away from bubblegum pop into the metal territory. The diverse album combines elements of industrial and nu metal with elements of pop and EDM to create a post-genre record filled with compelling tracks. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Concrete,” and “Bloodmoney.”

04. Lamb Of God – “Lamb Of God”

Lamb Of God’s self-titled album is pure, unadulterated metal from a band that have been killing it for nearly three decades. It’s full of the kind of pummeling tracks that one would expect from the group and it is definitely worthy of the name “Lamb Of God.” Some highlights from this one include “Reality Bath,” “Resurrection Man,” and “On The Hook.”

03. Trivium – “What The Dead Men Say”

Trivium’s “What The Dead Men Say” feels like a culmination of all their past work and it shows why the band continue stay on top of the metal world. The effort is full of heavy tracks with big choruses that keep you rocking the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include “Catastrophist,” “Bleed Into Me,” and “Scattering The Ashes.”

02. Bring Me The Horizon – “Post Human: Survival Horror”

Bring Me The Horizon’s latest release “Post Human: Survival Horror” finds the band returning to heavier music, while still continuing to evolve. The record is infectious from beginning to end and the collaborations with Amy Lee (Evanescence), BABYMETAL, Yungblud, and Nova Twins make it even better. Some highlights from this one include “Kingslayer,” “Teardrops,” and “Obey.”

01. Corey Taylor – “CMFT”

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor officially stepped out on his own this year with the release of “CMFT.” The album has a fun party vibe and it runs the gamut from rock to country to punk to hip-hop, making it so there’s a little something for everyone. Some highlights from this one include “HWY 666,” “Culture Head,” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped.”

Watch New Video For Robert Smith’s Remix Of Deftones’ “Teenager”

A new video has been released for The Cure frontman Robert Smith’s remix of Deftones’ “Teenager.” That track will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.” Chino Moreno told NME the following:

“It’s amazing to hear Robert rework one of our songs and sneak his voice in there. If you’d have told me that when I was 15-years-old, I would have lost my fucking mind and not believed a word you were saying. It was a dream.”

Sol Invicto’s Richie Londres Comments On The Backlash Stephen Carpenter Received For His Conspiracy Theory Beliefs

As previously reported, Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter recently received backlash after admitting to being a flat earther and an anti-vaxxer, while also making false claims about COVID-19. The guitarist later addressed his comments, saying that he “never had the intent to upset anybody.” Now, Carpenter’s Sol Invicto bandmate Richie Londres has issued a new statement to defend him:

“Just wanted to say, on a flat plain or a globe or a donut, I stand with my brother @stefdodoubleg 🤟 all day long. Any “fans” or “news” sites getting their biscuits soggy over a random bit of chat on a podcast are having a laugh. I’ve watched Stephen be a gent to every single person he’s met and written some hall of fame level riffs in his time, even if you do think he is a mad-lad, so what? He’s not working for the WHO he’s a musician and frankly Stephen is one of the tiny minority of famous musicians who isn’t a total wanker, he’s a genuine dude and anyone who’s met him will confirm, he’s only annoyed me once, when he left the studio early to go to a birthday party, but I’ve since forgiven him so that’s fine now. All the best, Richie #istandwithsteph #golfearth”

[via The PRP]

Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter On The Backlash From His Conspiracy Theory Beliefs: “I Never Had The Intent To Upset Anybody In Any Way With My Opinions”

Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter recently made headlines after admitting to being a flat earther and an anti-vaxxer, while also making false claims about COVID-19. Now, the guitarist has addressed the backlash he received, saying that he “never had the intent to upset anybody.”

Carpenter said the following during an appearance on the “The Dr. Greenthumb Podcast”:

“…In regards to this story, you know, I want to say this, I made some people… you know, people got a little aggravated [and] feel like I was insensitive.

I want to say, hey you know, I never had the intent to upset anybody in any way with my opinions. But I was just giving my opinions. And for all those who’ve who’ve experienced it in any way, it’s not to upset or offend you in any way with my opinion. But I did you know, and some were… they were ruffled.”

“So I say to all you who were ruffled about in any way, you know, it’s only love you know, it’s always about love. I would never want to see anybody… In fact, that’s the reason why I give my opinion. Hopefully it can inspire you into something else, you know, at least for alternative perspective. But not to offend you know, all my love, sorry. Apologies.”

[via The PRP]

Watch New Video For Mike Shinoda’s Remix Of Deftones & Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger”

A new video has been released for Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda‘s remix of Deftones and Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger.” That clip recently debuted during the first night of the virtual Adult Swim Festival. Shinoda’s remix will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”

Listen To Mike Shinoda’s Remix Of Deftones & Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger”

Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda‘s remix of Deftones and Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger” is now available to stream below. As previously reported, a video for the track will also debut during the virtual Adult Swim Festival on November 13 at 9:12pm PDT. Shinoda’s remix will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”