Deftones Rock With SOAD's Tankian On New Album
Rock act the Deftones will break a three-year silence on Oct. 31 with fifth studio album, "Saturday Night Wrist."Rock act the Deftones will break a three-year silence on Oct. 31 with fifth studio album, "Saturday Night Wrist." The 12-track set features a guest appearance from System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian on "Mein" and Giant Drag frontwoman Annie Hardy on the electronica-tinged "Pink Cellphone."
Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham told Billboard.com in February that the band nearly broke up while soldiering through "Saturday Night Wrist," which he describes as "a very complete record."
"If there was a VH1 'Behind the Music' special on us, it would be the perfect episode with divorces and all kinds of crap," he said. "It was just lack of communication. Thankfully, we've been reattaching our limbs."
The album kicks off with the detuned riff-fest "Hole in the Earth" and is further highlighted by heavy, melodic tracks such as "Cherry Waves," the punishing "Combat" and "Rats," which careens from screamed verses to a less in-your-face chorus. The set also features an instrumental, "Interlude."
The Deftones are in the midst of the Family Values tour with Korn, which next visits Denver tonight (Aug. 15).
Here is the track list for "Saturday Night Wrist":
"Hole in the Earth"