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Deftones have set "Tempest" as the first single from the band's upcoming seventh album, titled Koi No Yokan, according to Antiquiet. The track will reportedly be sent to radio stations on October 9th, with the CD itself scheduled for release on November 13th. As for that mysterious title, Antiquiet reported that it's a "Japanese term that's not literally translatable to English. It basically means love at first sight, but the distinction is that Koi No Yokan specifically refers to the feeling that this love at first sight is one's destiny, with the who and how and why being, possibly, completely unknown."
Other tracks set to be included on the 11-song set are "Poltergeist (Roller Derby)," "Romantic Dreams," "Leathers," "Entomb (Dazzle)," "Graphic Nature," "Rosemary" and "What Happened To You? (Flashback)."
"Leathers" will be issued as a free download on Tuesday (September 18th).
Lead singer Chino Moreno told us that the band worked together as a unit on the songs this time more than they have in the past: "A lot of times in the past, we've had like, you know, where Stephen (Carpenter, guitar) will come in with a riff and sort of a song structure and then everybody will kind of have their parts. Or I'll do the same or whatever. But this was something that was very organic, whereas everybody came in and just one person would start playing something, the other person would join in, the other person would join in -- the songs were really built with us together in the room at the same time."
The new disc follows up 2010's Diamond Eyes and is the second recorded with bassist Sergio Vega filling in for Chi Cheng, who remains in a semi-comatose state as a result of a November 2008 car accident.
Deftones will support the new CD with a nationwide headlining tour which kicks off on October 9th in Ventura, California. Prior to that, the group will play at the Epicenter Festival in Irvine, California on September 22nd and the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California on the 23rd.