Deftones Announce CD Release, Free Song, Vinyl Single and Festival Appearances

We told you about the free Deftones song yesterday, now here is the official word about the new album: One of the most respected and enduring forces in modern rock music, Deftones are proud to announce the release of their long -awaited new album entitled 'Diamond Eyes,' scheduled for release May 18, 2010.

The Grammy Award-winning, Platinum-certified band's 6th full-length, was produced and mixed by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Coheed & Cambria, Foo Fighters), and recorded and engineered by Paul "Fig" Figueroa (Alice in Chains, Bad Religion). As expected, DIAMOND EYES is a powerful combination of muscular impact and expansive and atmospheric clarity that propels Deftones through their ever-evolving new sonic terrain.

Beginning today, one brand new song from the album, "Rocket Skates," will become available online only for FREE via www.deftones.com. To accompany the track, a new lyric video will be available and viewable the same day at: youtube.com/deftones.

Then on April 17, "Rocket Skates" will be available for sale as an exclusive, limited edition 7" vinyl single pressing complete with picture sleeve in support of National Record Store Day. These will go fast so don't hesitate.

DEFTONES are also pleased to confirm a string of live shows scheduled for this spring as follows:

April 24 - Vive Latino Festival 2010 Mexico City, MEX
May 22 - Rock on The Range Fest - Columbus, OH
June 12 - Download Fest - Donnington Park, UK

More dates to be announced soon.

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