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Deftones Change ‘Diamond Eyes’ Release Date

Ever since the Deftones initially announced details regarding ‘Diamond Eyes,’ their first studio offering since bassist Chi Cheng’s tragic car accident which left him in a semi-comatose state, the release date for the record has changed. First, we were told the disc would be out on April 27. Then, it was pushed back three weeks to May 18, which has been the set-in-stone date for more than a month. But now, things have changed again.

Perhaps prompted by the March 18 leak of the album, reportedly by an online music journalist, the album has now been moved forward to a May 4 release, which is fantastic news for fans who can’t wait much longer for the new D-Tones tunes.

Meanwhile, the Deftones have started taking pre-orders for ‘Diamond Eyes’ online, with those who order the disc now an instant download of the M83 remix of the album track ‘Rocket Skates.’

To psych fans up for the new disc, the band released a teaser trailer for ‘Diamond Eyes,’ which features an awesome picture of an owl.

During a recent interview with Noisecreep’s ‘Creep Show’ gang, frontman Chino Moreno explained that, after Chi’s accident, the band nearly called it quits, but later, decided to work on an entirely new batch of songs with their friend Sergio Vega filling in on bass. They hired producer Nick Raskulinecz to work with them, and in just two months, they’d recorded an entirely new album. “I honestly think it’s one of the best, if not the best records we’ve ever done,” Moreno said. “My favorite record is ‘Around the Fur.’ It was written and recorded in four months, which was the fastest, easiest and funnest record we’ve ever made. This record totally has that feel to it.”

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