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Below is our complete Team Sleep news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Deftones Writing New Material

The DEFTONES have issued the following MySpace bulletin:

"On July 28th, DEFTONES wrapped up their 246th show in support of 'Saturday Night Wrist'. Inspired, and wasting no time, the band has immediately returned to 'The Spot' in Sacramento to write their sixth studio album. For the first time, the band has created an official blog to document the writing process. The doorway to the blog is through the sacred hearts on Deftones.com. Check back often to stay connected with DEFTONES as they create the next groundbreaking record in their legacy."

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno told Billboard.com in May that the quintet had set up a backstage writing room on tour where they were creating new material.

"We're going in there and playing as five of us in the room with just our instruments, no other distractions," he explained. "That's how we started out, basically, when we first started the band — us in the garage, no ProTools or anything to get us ahead of ourselves. We'd just play things over and over again, until we remembered it — that's the rawest way you can do it, and the best, I think."

Chino Moreno's TEAM SLEEP side project is currently working on a new full-length record with no set release date yet. In the meantime, TEAM SLEEP is planning several multimedia Internet releases to be announced in the near future. Fans are encouraged to e-mail any pics and video that they may capture of the band on tour to teamsleepmail@gmail.com for possible use on the band's web site.

TEAM SLEEP will take to the road in November for a string of gigs. Joining them on the trek will be former FROM FIRST TO LAST frontman Sonny Moore, plus rotating openers MONSTER IN THE MACHINE and STRATA. The tour kicks off November 29 in Orangevale, California, and continues through December 16 in San Francisco.

TEAM SLEEP's members include Moreno (vocals, guitar), Zach Hill of HELLA (drums), DJ Crook (turntables), Todd Wilkinson (guitar) and Rick Verrett (bass/keyboards).

On the subject of the upcoming tour, Wilkinson said. "We will be performing songs from the record and some new songs which we're currently working on. Touring with some of the new songs is definitely going to be of help to the writing process."

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Team Sleep Announce Tour Dates

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno's TEAM SLEEP side project will take to the road in November for a string of gigs. Joining them on the trek will be former FROM FIRST TO LAST frontman Sonny Moore, MONSTER IN THE MACHINE and STRATA. The tour kicks off November 29 in Orangevale, California, and continues through December 16 in San Francisco. The dates are as follows:

Nov. 29 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Nov. 30 - Portland, OR - The Hawthorne Theatre
Dec. 01 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Dec. 02 - Boise, ID – [to be announced]
Dec. 03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon Theatre
Dec. 04 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Dec. 06 - Oklahoma City, Ok - The Conservatory
Dec. 07 - Houston, TX - Meridian
Dec. 08 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Dec. 09 - Dallas, TX - Cambridge Room at House of Blues
Dec. 10 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Dec. 11 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
Dec. 12 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
Dec. 13 - Hollywood, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
Dec. 14 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
Dec. 15 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
Dec. 16 - San Francisco, CA – Slims

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Deftones Writing New Album, Team Sleep Revived

Billboard.com reports: The Deftones are still rocking their latest album, "Saturday Night Wrist," around the United States. But they've already started work on its successor, too. Frontman Chino Moreno tells Billboard.com that the Sacramento, Calif.-based quintet has set up a backstage writing room where they're creating new material.

"We're going in there and playing as five of us in the room with just our instruments, no other distractions," he explains. "That's how we started out, basically, when we first started the band -- us in the garage, no ProTools or anything to get us ahead of ourselves. We'd just play things over and over again, until we remembered it -- that's the rawest way you can do it, and the best, I think."

That process, Moreno says, is a reaction to the lengthy gestation of "Saturday Night Wrist," which went through several producers and sessions and was, he acknowledges, "a hard album to make, definitely pieced-together, real jigsaw puzzle-ish. It just wasn't fun, really, and I really don't want to have another experience like that."

Moreno says that with just a couple of songs in motion, it's too early to predict what the new album will sound like -- or when it will be recorded and released. But he feels good that "we're kind of ahead of ourselves a little bit instead of getting off tour and then going in to write a record and feeling a lot of pressure and under the gun. It feels like we're already moving."

Moreno is also moving on a second album by his other band, Team Sleep, which he says is nearly finished and should be out in early 2008. Moreno and company have been working on the follow-up to their self-titled 2005 album for the past year, and he describes it as "pretty sick" and "more electronically based with a lot of good guitar stuff and piano stuff mixed in. It's still kind of dreamy, not real aggressive, but it sounds neat."

Moreno says that unlike Deftones, Team Sleep thrives on a more piecemeal kind of recording process. "Everybody has their piece, and we come in and build this huge robot," he explains. "It sounds like that to me -- robotic, old German kind of electronic music. I wouldn't say lo-fi, but it's not real over-produced. It's just a fun project to do."

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Team Sleep Release Another Clip From New Album

Team Sleep have added a clip of "Ataraxia" a new song from their new album to their MySpace page. The update also reads:

"The video shoot for "Ever (Foreign Flag)" went well this weekend and we will have some photos from that very soon up on MySpace. We've also got a pretty slick media player that will be done this week so stay tuned for much more!!"

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New Team Sleep Single Posted Online

Team Sleep, featuring Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, has posted their first single, "Ever (Foreign Flag)," on their MySpace page here.

Team Sleep's new album will hit stores May 10.

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Team Sleep To Finally Release Album In May

Team Sleep will finally have their self-titled, debut album released on May 10. The record, featuring Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, has been delayed on several occasions.

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Deftones And Team Sleep Updates

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno recently commented on the group's forthcoming new album, which they will be hitting the studio to record in November alongside producer Bob Ezrin (Jane's Addiction, Pink Floyd, 30 Seconds To Mars). He had the following to say on the intended direction of the effort:

"It's far more aggressive than, you know, our last few records, I'd say. I think we kinda just went in this time and just started writing, and obviously, all the stuff that came out was just way aggressive. That's what kind of made it fun. It was weird being out in Malibu, which is like a sunny place, a happy place, and we just started making some straight evil music."

Meanwhile in goings on with his long-procrastinating side project Team Sleep, some more weight has been added to the rumor we reported earlier this month regarding a November release date for the project's debut album, with a tentative November 02nd being slotted in by their label. A mini-tour for Team Sleep in support of the outing this December is currently being looked into, more details will be announced in coming weeks.

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