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Deftones’ Chino Moreno Hunted Down In ‘Swerve City’ Video

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Deftones have released a video to accompany the latest single, “Swerve City,” from their acclaimed Koi No Yokan album.

As with the previously released lyric video, the Gus Black-directed clip has kept the western theme. A woman is seen riding through the desert on horseback, as the sun goes down. A car races by on a nearby highway with frontman Chino Moreno at the wheel. Beating the singer to a desert house, she greets him with an unexpected gift.

Speaking to KROQ/ Los Angeles about Koi No Yokan, Moreno explained that after Chi Cheng’s 2008 accident left him in a coma that ultimately led to his death in April, the band decided to scrap Eros, the album in progress.

“We started with a whole new record,” said Moreno. “And at that point, we never really looked backwards, we only started looking forward.”

Moreno acknowledged that his fans are curious to hear Eros, but that it’s something special for them, especially since it’s the “last thing that Chi played on to this point.”

After Cheng’s death, lead guitarist Stephan Carpenter released a heartfelt statement saying, “There will be a hole in our lives where Chi once was.”

Deftones are currently on tour, hitting various domestic and international festivals including Metallica‘s Orion Festival in Detroit.

Koi No Yokan is available now via Warner Bros. Records

Deftones Tour Dates
May 11 – Ozzfest Japan at Mukuhari Messe Arena; Tokyo, Japan
May 14 – The Tivoli; Brisbane Qld, Australia
May 15 – UNSW University Roundhouse; Sydney, Australia
May 17 – The Palace w/ Letlive; Melbourne, Australia
May 18 – The Palace; Melbourne, Australia
May 19 – HQ w/ Letlive; Adelaide, Australia
May 21 – Metro Fremantle w/ Letlive; Perth, Australia
May 23 – Centerpoint Studio; Bangkok, Thailand
May 26 – World Trade Center Manila; Manila, Philippines
May 28 – The Coliseum @ Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Singapore
May 30 – The Venue Concert Hall Bandung, Indonesia
Jun 2 – The Republik; Honolulu, HI
Jun 8 – Orion Festival – Belle Island; Detroit, MI
Jun 9 – Orion Festival – Belle Island; Detroit, MI
Jun 14 – Amnesia Rockfest w/ Miss May I; Montebello, Canada
Aug 15 – Pukkelpop Festival; Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 16 – Rock Altitude Festival; Le Locle, Switzerland
Aug 17 – Rock’n’Heim Festival; Hockenheim, Germany
Aug 18 – Rock im Pott Festival; Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Aug 21 – Chiemsee Rocks Festival; Traunstein, Germany
Aug 22 – Cabaret Vert; Charleville-Mézières, France
Aug 23 – Bramham Park; Wetherby, United Kingdom
Aug 24 – Leeds Festival; Leeds, United Kingdom
Aug 27 – Open Air; Milan, Italy
Aug 30 – Two Days A Week Festival; Wiesen, Austria
Aug 31 – Full Tension Festival; Bolzano, Italy
Sep 2 – Oosterpoort; Groningen, Netherlands
Sep 3 – 013; Tilburg, Netherlands
Sep 6 – Le Zenith; Paris, France

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