Deftones Release the Title Track from Upcoming Album “Ohms”

Lead singer Chino Moreno of Deftones performs in Chicago in 2017. Photo by Ricky Bassman/CSM/Shutterstock (8864052af)

Ohms, the long-awaited new Deftones album, is set to be released on September 25th and the metal band dropped its first single, the title track. This will be the band’s 9th studio album, the first since 2016’s Gore. The album’s release was preceded with a teasing social media and billboards campaign.

Terry Date produced the new album. He has formerly worked with the band on several albums including their self titled album, Around the Fur, White Pony, and the unreleased Eros—which was shelved after bassist Chi Cheng has died following a car crash. 

Speaking with NME, frontman Chino Moreno talked about the new single. “As the last song on the record, it’s kind of sung in retrospect,” he said. “The very first line of the song is ‘We’re surrounded by debris of the past’. That’s not directly about one thing. It could be about an experience or a relationship, but honestly, in my mind, I was thinking about the environment, the world and the Earth. The chorus is saying that we’re going to remain here together and nothing’s going to change that.”

In a different interview, Moreno told Kerrang that guitarist Stef Carpenter brought his whole A-game into the album. Carpenter has said in the past that his contribution to Gore was less than usual. Moreno said that notion was not entirely true, but that Carpenter wasn’t fully engaged in the album back then. Now, he said, the case is totally different.