On August 30, 2012 – Grammy-winning alternative rock band Deftones announced the November 13th release of their seventh studio album, entitled KOI NO YOKAN.
KOI NO YOKAN was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. Front man Chino Moreno summed up Deftones‘ sound in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly,
“Obviously we’re an aggressive band – not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.” -Chino Moreno
The first official single from Koi No Yokan, titled “Tempest”, was released on October 19 and you can hear the song in full below. Although it’s the first single, it’s not the the first song from the album shared to the public. Only a day before the release of “Tempest” fans got to download “Leathers” for free.
The album has already been getting a lot of attention, especially from MetalSucks, who gave the album an impressive 5 out of 5 review.
“[Koi No Yokan] wins big on all the breathtaking, awe-striking song craft and performance that accompanies daring studz who play pop music, and reiterates their rank among the singular American titans” – From the album review by MetalSucks
It’s one of the most anticipated albums at Has it Leaked, and has been getting reported as being leaked a few times without any real evidence. However, there are copies out there, so expect a leak before the official release date. Update: It’s now been confirmed by several members that the album has in fact leaked.
Read our exclusive review of Koi No Yokan, written by Matt Doyle.
Artist : Deftones
Title : Koi No Yokan
Release date : 11/13/2012
Genre : Metal
2. Romantic Dreams
4. Swerve City
6. Graphic Nature
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You?
Deftones : Koi No Yokan,