The iTunes deluxe edition of DEFTONES' album, "Diamond Eyes", will contain three exclusive cover versions:
* Do You Believe (THE CARDIGANS cover)
* Ghosts (JAPAN cover)
* Caress (DRIVE LIKE JEHU cover)
DEFTONES' video for the song "Diamond Eyes" can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober; METALLICA, MASTODON).
"Diamond Eyes" is scheduled for release on May 4 via Warner.
"Diamond Eyes" track listing:
01. Diamond Eyes
04. You've Seen the Butcher
05. Beauty School
07. Rocket Skates
11. This Place Is Death
In a recent interview with SPIN.com, vocalist Chino Moreno stated about the forthcoming CD, "The dynamics DEFTONES are known for — aggressive overtones and lush openness. They're on opposite sides of the spectrum, but we meld them together without sounding contrived. There are a few heavy songs, too, like our first couple records, and there are also experimental tunes — but there's not a minute on this record that feels like it doesn't need to be there. Each sound complements the other. I'll straight-up say it: it's definitely one of our best albums."
Regarding the lyrical direction of the new album, Moreno said, "Well, I've been wanting to record a fantasy album like 'White Pony', where the lyrics are less, 'This is my life and this is what we're going through.' It helps take us away from reality. I don't like listening to people's problems — I like music. Music has been smothered with that complaining since the early-'90s. It gets old. Instead of going to the opposite side of the spectrum and listening to BLACK EYED PEAS, which is just straight silly, I choose to listen to more instrumental music. I do very little singing about myself on this record. I love songs where I can totally take myself out of being human. I can sing about really odd things, and they don't necessarily have to pertain to me at all. It paints a picture. Those are the kind of lyrics I grew up with — like THE CURE. Really visual images and no storytelling."
"Diamond Eyes" is DEFTONES' first album first since bassist Chi Cheng's life-altering car accident, which has left him in a comatose state.