Our First Taste of Gore: Deftones release powerful new track ‘Prayers/Triangles’

The oncoming tidal wave that is Deftones in 2016 has grown larger than ever before. Though we received a slew of news from the veteran Sacramento rock band throughout January, from album details to tour news to music snippets, February comes crashing down with today’s release of “Prayers/Triangles”, the powerful new track that sets the tone for their new record. Gore, as it has been previously reported, is out April 8.

In the meantime, we’re served up “Prayers/Triangles”, a classic-sounding Deftones track that’s filled with a renewed energy.

“It’s one of those songs that’s very Deftones-esque,” says frontman Chino Moreno to Zane Lowe, who premiered the track earlier today on his Beats 1 radio show. “That dynamic is there as far as that ebb and flow, those parts that go at your throat, but it also has a soothing quality to it. That dichotomy I think is what makes us who we are — it’s sort of our DNA. It’s a good representation of where we’re at.”

Gore is the follow-up to Deftones’ 2012 album Koi No Yokan. To hype the new LP, Deftones will be all over the place in 2016, including a month-long Texas residency in March, an appearance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival, and a bunch of European dates in June. Let’s hope Boston is added soon.