2020 is a year which has been so God awful it is as if it tumbled from the blackened soul of Lucifer himself, with most of us literally locked inside our own homes for months, the country, scratch that THE WORLD, on its collective knees, and no live music to soothe our pain and misery. So although Download 2021 is yet 10-long months away it is no surprise, following their recent announcement, that excitement is already creeping towards fever pitch at the mere thought of seeing the bands we love thrill us from the festival's stages next year.
There’s a lot of 20 year anniversaries approaching for classic and “classic” albums from the much maligned nu-metal genre in the next year or so. 'Infest', 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water', 'Toxicity', 'Hybrid Theory' and 'Iowa' are but a few that will be reaching that landmark. An album that managed to shake off the nu-metal label and become an all-time great in alternative and heavy music is 'White Pony' by Deftones. 'White Pony’s use of trip-hop, hip-hop and experimental rock, alongside some incredibly atmospheric imagery helped shape an entire generation of heavy music and remains an absolute powerhouse to this day.
Welcome to our brand new feature series, Deep Cuts! Sacramento, California’s Deftones are first up in this feature, whereby writers bring their favourite, less appreciated gems to the forefront, trying to redress the balance from the big guns. Read on to find out Louis Tsangarides' picks from Deftones' hefty back-catalogue.
Everything’s a bit weird right now isn’t? We at Bring The Noise UK hope you’re all being safe and looking after each other. Speaking of looking after people, now’s the time we could really look after the bands we love. So how can we all help the artists whose music has helped us through our hard times and been a soundtrack to the best night of our lives, now that they need us? Well, if you’ve got a little to spare, and only if you actually do, there’s a range of incredible limited edition merch out there. Here’s how you can help...
Loathe are a band that are looking to take the steps required to put their head above the crowded and frankly oversaturated metalcore/hardcore scene. With their latest album, 'I Let It In And It Took Everything', they look to be properly armed and equipped to do just that.
When Deftones dropped 'Around the Fur' the expectation was the next record would embrace the bounce and dance floors of rock clubs everywhere. On 'White Pony' they defied all expectations by taking their sound in wild, beautifully textured and unexpected directions. This isn’t to say that 'All That Divides' is Black Peaks' 'White Pony', but it suggests that the band aren’t far off their own seminal record.
Old kids on the emo block AFI are back with a brand new self-titled album. 4 years after last studio album Burials, AFI (The Blood Album), is finally here! Recently announced as support for legends, Deftones, and securing their spot at this summer’s Download Festival, it’s just in time.