Deftones Tease New Song, “Genesis”


It’s been nearly four weeks since the release of “Ohms,” the title track from Deftones’ forthcoming album. That album’s release is now less than two weeks away, on September 25.

In other words, it’s high time for a second single from Ohms, and judging by a teaser the band put out this afternoon, that’ll happen this Friday, September 18.

In the clip, we see some footage of the band performing, obscured by a trippy black and white filter, and we hear some arpeggiated clean electric guitars and synth noises, suggesting that at least part of the track will be atmospheric, which is cool… I’ve always dug that element of the Deftones. The words “Genesis,” “Deftones” and “September 18” appear on the screen at various points throughout the video, which, well… you know.

Check out the clip below and get ready for the new song on Friday.

Earlier today, Deftones unveiled their very own Instagram filter that utilizes augmented reality to render the eyes from Frank Maddocks’ album cover artwork onto whatever the user decides to place them on.

Frontman Chino Moreno recently said that guitarist Stephen Carpenter was much more “engaged” this time around than on their 2016 album, Gore, with drummer Abe Cunningham adding that “Stephen’s guitar tone is so damn thick” on the lead single. Carpenter had said about the previous album that he “wasn’t too interested” in the material the other band members brought to the table, explaining “It wasn’t the style or the sound I was hoping we would take. It wasn’t what I was expecting or wanting.”

The band are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of White Pony with a remix album titled Black Stallion and a new White Pony-branded beer.

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