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Deftones Reveal ‘Diamond Eyes’ Track List

The Deftones have unveiled the complete track listing for their forthcoming LP ‘Diamond Eyes,’ which will land in stores May 18 and is the first Deftones album not to feature bassist Chi Cheng, who was involved in a life-altering car accident in late 2008 that’s left him in a comatose state.

The disc boasts 11 tracks, including ‘Royal,’ ‘CMND/CTRL,’ ‘You’ve Seen The Butcher,’ ‘Beauty School,’ ‘Prince,’ ‘Rocket Skates,’ ‘Sextape,’ ‘Risk,’ ‘976-EVIL,’ ‘This Place Is Death,’ and the album’s title track, which will serve as the first single off of the album and will impact rock radio later this month.

‘Diamond Eyes’ was written and recorded in the wake of Chi’s crash, and an album they’d been working on with Cheng, called ‘Eros,’ has been shelved indefinitely. On Feb. 23, The Deftones made one of the disc’s tracks, ‘Rocket Skates,’ available as a free download.

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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