“Tempest”, a brand new song from DEFTONES, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band’s seventh studio album, “Koi No Yokan”, which is scheduled for release on November 13. The group worked again with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who helmed 2010’s “Diamond Eyes“ and has also worked on albums byRUSH and FOO FIGHTERS.
“Koi No Yokan” track listing:
02. Romantic Dreams
04. Swerve City
06. Graphic Nature
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You?
Speaking to AOL‘s Noisecreep, DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno stated about the songwriting process for “Koi No Yokan”, “We were coming out of a tough time, obviously, and our goal was to kind of rebuild what we created over all the years. I felt like we had to prove ourselves. We’d taken so much time between records, had some inner turmoil, and our records were starting to get pieced together versus really being created together, so for us it was a chance to get back to basics. We didn’t have an idea of what sort of style we wanted. We just came in fired up and motivated to do something great. It was all very positive. We had moresongs than ever, tons of ideas.”
Legendary rockers KISS will release their 20th studio album, “Monster”, on October 9 through Universal Music Enterprises. Described in a press release as a “12-track, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album,” the CD features collaborations among all four members — including co-foundersPaul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitaristTommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer — in an album that shows the band at the top of its game.
“Monster” track listing (iTunes version):
01. Hell Or Hallelujah
02. Wall Of Sound
04. Back To The Stone Age
05. Shout Mercy
06. Long Way Down
07. Eat Your Heart Out
08. The Devil Is Me
09. Outta This World
10. All For The Love Of Rock & Roll
11. Take Me Down Below
12. Last Chance
13. Right Here Right Now
The songs “Long Way Down” and “All For The Love Of Rock & Roll”can be streamed below.
“Monster” is the group’s first studio album since the band’s 2009 smash success, “Sonic Boom“, and was also produced by Paul Stanley withGreg Collins at Conway Studios in Hollywood, California, and The Nookin Studio City, California.
“Monster” represents KISS‘ nod to the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions. The group goes back to their own beginnings with THE WHO-like“Freak”, while Gene lives up to the title track’s declaration on the raucous rock of “Back To The Stone Age” and the bludgeoning “The Devil is Me”. Even guitarist Thayer takes a turn on his own with “Outta This World”. a tribute to his KISS “spaceman” character, while drummerSinger provides the vocals (and the back story) for the arena anthem “All For The Love Of Rock & Roll”.
“There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or songwriters on this album,” promises Gene Simmons. “The best thing we did was to turn inwards to ourselves. Tommy and Eric have revitalized this band, with a work ethic and the talent to back it up. This is a real band effort. KISS has become a behemoth. We’re going where no bands have gone before.”