Story: Jack Foley
IT'S been over two years since The Deftones released anything,
so the band's return was always going to be something that fans
would rush excitedly out to buy.
Minerva is that first offering, the debut track from the
forthcoming self-titled album, Deftones, which hits record
shops on May 12, via Maverick.
In typical Deftones styles, Minerva chops between the
dense atmospherics of the verses and the chaotic fury of the chorus,
to produce the type of track which has become something of the
band's trademark sound.
The single, produced by Terry Date (of Limp Bizkit, Soundgarden
fame), is the first to be taken from the new follow-up album to
White Pony, the Grammy winner and Kerrang album of the
Tracks to look out for include Needles & Pins, Deathblow
Talking about the new album, guitarist, Stephen Carpenter said:
"We couldnt sit still... We had built up a lot of creative
steam on the road and were hitting on all cylinders.
"You cant just turn that off. We tried relaxing and
living like regular civilians, but it wasnt happening. Wed
Deftones first introduced themselves to the world with their
1995 debut album, Adrenalin, but it was the release of
1997s, Around The Fur that confirmed their current
status as one of rocks most exciting acts.
With 2000s massive-selling album, White Pony, Deftones
achieved mainstream recognition, assisted by the hit single
Change (In The House Of Flies).
Deftones are set to play the main-stage at the Download Festival
on May 31, when fans can catch an early glimpse of new material.
The album, itself, is out on May 19.