A brand new DEFTONES song, entitled "Rapture", has been posted online on the band's MySpace page.
The track comes off the group's new album, "Saturday Night Wrist", which is scheduled for release on October 31 via Warner. An e-card for the CD can be accessed at this location.
As previously reported, DEFTONES' video for their new single, "Hole in the Earth", has been posted online at YouTube.com. The clip was shot in New York with director Brian Lazzaro (COHEED AND CAMBRIA, MEST).
The group began working on the follow-up to the group's self-titled 2003 effort with producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, before switching to Bob Ezrin and finally finishing with Terry Date, who's been the DEFTONES' regular producer since their debut, and Shaun Lopez (THE REVOLUTION SMILE, ex-FAR) .
DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter told Billboard.com that the group wasn't sweating the long wait for the new CD.
"There was no specific timetable at all," Carpenter told Billboard.com. "We know how we work. We figure we do it at our own pace — sometimes fast, sometimes slow. It's definitely been slow as of late, but our agenda is no agenda, if that makes any sense. [We're] just having a good time."
But Carpenter acknowledged that making "Saturday Night Wrist" was arduous and involved "working with different people in different places and dealing with forces of the unknown."
Vocalist Chino Moreno recorded an album and toured with his other band, TEAM SLEEP, while the DEFTONES were making the new CD.