DEFTONES Frontman Explains ‘Gore’ Album Title, Cover Artwork

California-based rock band DEFTONES will release its eighth studio album, titled “Gore”, on April 8 via Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Matt Hyde and DEFTONES.

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno told U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine about the new album title: “If you look at the title and the artwork, it’s about a juxtaposition that, for me, is very beautiful.

“I think DEFTONES have always flirted with dynamic and that yin-and-yang of things that are provocative and things that are beautiful. Where our last two album titles were a lot more optimistic, I think this title is intentionally different. This record is very different.

“I feel like ‘Diamond Eyes’ and ‘Koi No Yokan’ were brother-sister records in a lot of ways. They were both recording in the same way. And even though it was a tough few years we went through while making those records, I think it was important to have their optimistic outlook.”

Moreno also spoke in more detail about the making of “Gore”. He said: “We recorded this record in a different way. I’m not saying we went in with any preconceived ideas as such, but I do think we went in knowing that we wanted to make this record a little different from the last two. And I feel, definitely, like we did that. It’s still a DEFTONES record — we didn’t really have any new influences that changed that — but it’s an expansion of what we were comfortable with. And it’s important to get out of your comfort zone sometimes witch the music — just to be excited. It’s got a different look. A different shade of color. I’d say some shade of purple. I don’t know why, but I think it sits somewhere between pink, red and purple. Sometimes when I hear music, I see color, and when it came time to work on the artwork for this batch of songs, I knew exactly what I wanted.”

“Gore” track listing:

01. Prayers/Triangles
02. Acid Hologram
03. Doomed User
04. Geometric Headdress
05. Hearts and Wires
06. Pittura Infamante
07. Xenon
08. (L)MIRL
09. Gore
10. Phantom Bride
11. Rubicon

“Gore” is available for pre-order at www.deftones.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the first single, “Prayers/Triangles”.

In addition, the DEFTONES music store will be offering an exclusive and limited-edition 180-gram, double LP vinyl version of “Gore”. This will be limited to 3,500 foil-stamped and numbered gatefold jackets and is available for pre-order here.

“Gore” will serve as the follow-up to 2012’s “Koi No Yokan”, which featured the Top 15 rock radio hit “Tempest”.

The new disc features a guest appearance from ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell.

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Source: Blabbermouth

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