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Sick tricks in the new Deftones video

Deftones Romantic Dreams screen cap

It’s been a little quiet on the Deftones front this summer. After releasing their latest album Koi No Yokan to a warm reception last November (wow, has it really been that long?!), the band hit a hot streak of touring, taking personal favourites letlive. with them across Europe and Australia, and Periphery across the states.

The sad passing of erstwhile bassist Chi Cheng in April obviously put a dampener on things, and since the video for “Swerve City in May, they’ve mostly kept to themselves promotion-wise. I’m going to take a swing at guessing that Chino’s involvment in the recent self-titled Palms – a group consisting of frontman Chino Moreno along with three former members of ISIS – debut has had a hand in that thoough, so no worries.

Speaking of  Chino, the crooning vocalist had this to say on the new video:

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When we started this record cycle, we decided that we didn’t want to make any videos whatsoever. They’re not much fun to make and they usually turn out pretty corny. But this was an idea that we were interested in because we’re all very keen skateboarders and we like the idea of marrying one of our songs to someone as talented as Jason Park.

So, here it is; track two from Koi No Yokan, “Romantic Dreams”:

I wasn’t aware of the video’s star Jason Park before, but he is apparently quite well known in the skating scene, so it’s cool to see some exposure. The movie was also directed by Brett Novak, who is known for his skate films, so that’s some nice continuity; using someone with genre awareness.

Deftones are out on tour – briefly – across North America from the end of next week with Avenged Sevenfold and Ghost, which is an interesting lineup to say the least. Here’s the dates:

10/3 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
10/5 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
10/6 Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
10/8 Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
10/9 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/12 Bloomington, IL @ US Cellular Coliseum
10/13 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
10/15 Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
10/16 Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
10/18 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/19 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
10/20 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
10/22 Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
10/23 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/26 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center