Deftones have confirmed the tracklist for new album ‘Gore’.
Fans who pre-order the record before its April 8 will receive new song ‘Prayers/ Triangles’ as an instant download. In a statement released to the press, Deftones singer Chino Moreno made a reference to Kanye West’s recent claims that his new album will be “the greatest of all time.”
Says Moreno of the album: “Out of respect for Pac, Big, Stevie, Michael, Hendrix, ‘Gore’ is ONE of the greatest albums not the greatest, just one of.”
Deftones will play a gig at London’s Wembley Arena in June, a date originally scheduled to take place last year but which was postopned following the Paris attacks in November.
The Wembley gig will take place on June 3. This falls directly before the band appear at this year’s Download Festival.
The track-listing for ‘Gore’ is as follows:
‘Hearts and Wires’
Chino Moreno of the band is on record as saying the band recorded sixteen songs for the follow up to 2012’s ‘Koi No Yakan’. The record was produced by Matt Hyde and features a guest appearance by Jerry Cantrell from Alice In Chains.
Frontman Moreno previously described the sound of the LP as “out of the box” to NME, adding that it’s “full of keyboards and a lot of cool, spacey low frequencies” as well as “organic jams”.
The singer also revealed that former Smiths frontman Morrissey was a surprise influence on the record. “I’ve been on this crazy Morrissey kick recently – totally obsessing over his solo records – so I brought a lot of that to the table,” Moreno said. “On those early solo records, he uses this awesome, Elvis-y delay on his vocal that I’ve been ripping off a ton. He’s always been a favourite lyricist of mine – the beautiful poetic melancholy of it all.”
Despite this, Moreno confirmed that there’s still “definitely heavy elements to the album”. “As usual for us the jagged and coarse bits only make the sweeter parts even sweeter,” he added.