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The Contortionist To Support Deftones

Fresh off a run with Hatebreed and Dying Fetus, The Contortionist has announced participation in a handful of dates with Deftones.

Front man/keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter weighs in on the news: "We feel honored to be sharing the stage with the legendary Deftones! They have an incredible sound that has absolutely impacted us as musicians. Should be a surreal week."

The band will then head out on the road with label mates Within the Ruins on a batch of dates trekking to the west coast and back. The Contortionist then kicks off "The Road To Metal Fest" supporting After the Burial. Dates can be seen below.

The Contortionist released "Intrinsic" earlier this year, which landed at number #107 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 on the Hard Music Chart, and #3 on the New Artist Chart. More...

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Periphery To Support Deftones On Tour

The Washington, D.C. based metal outfit Periphery will be direct support to the Deftones throughout North America from March 4th through March 30th (Periphery isn't on the dates from 3/1-3/6).

The group are still touring in support of "Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal," which was voted the #3 album of 2012 by Guitar World Magazine. Misha Mansoor (guitars) states:

“Deftones have been one of my favorite bands of all time since I discovered them when I was about 14 or so. That was around when I first started playing drums and guitar, and they were such a huge influence on my approach to music, writing and even the kinds of tones and sounds I was after. What is even more amazing is that in the 14 years since, they have consistently put out some of my favorite albums of all time, with Koi No Yokan being no exception to that. I can't even put into words how excited I am that Periphery is going to be touring with them in March. This is a bucket list tour for me.”

Matt Halpern (drums) further comments: “We couldn't be more excited to be direct support for the Deftones. As a band, they have inspired each one of us and it's truly an honor to be able to share the stage with them. We can't wait to get back out and see our current fans and hopefully make some new ones with on of our absolute favorite bands!" More...

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Deftones Announces U.S. Spring Tour

Grammy-winning alternative band Deftones will be kicking off a tour of North America on March 4, 2013. The headlining run begins in Rochester, NY and wraps March 30th in Houston, TX. Deftones has also rescheduled the band's New York City and Boston, MA show dates, which had previously been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Tickets go on sale December 21st.

"Koi No Yokan," the band's seventh studio album, was released November 13th via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at #11 on the Billboard Charts Top 200 chart, with over 65k sold first week, and the first single "Tempest" is currently #8 and climbing at Rock Radio.

Here are the latest Deftones headlining tour dates:

3/4 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
3/5 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/6 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
3/9 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/10 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
3/12 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theatre
3/13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
3/15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
3/16 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3/17 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
3/19 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach
3/21 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live!
3/22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/23 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
3/25 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
3/26 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
3/27 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
3/29 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
3/30 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center

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Ozzfest Japan Adds Tool, Slash, And Deftones

The line-up for the first ever Ozzfest Japan - set for Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe arena just outside of Tokyo - has now expanded with Tool, Slash, Deftones, and Stone Sour joining previously announced headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot.

“We’ve assembled an amazing lineup for the first ever Ozzfest Japan. Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool, Slash, what more could you ask for?” says Sharon Osbourne “And we still have plenty of surprises to come. The Ozzfest Japan line-up will rival any of our previous festivals.”

“It took a long time for Ozzfest to come to Japan but I know the fans here are going to feel it was worth the wait,” Massy Hayashi of Hayashi International Promotions says. “Of course, any time you have living legends like Black Sabbath on stage you know it is going to be a memorable event.” Last year, Hayashi International Promotions produced the sold-out one-day punk rock festival Air Jam at Yokohama Stadium.

Tickets pre-reservation started on November 25th and ticket prices are as follows: single-day tickets are JPY 14,000, weekend passes are JPY 27,000, and weekend passes including an official festival t-shirt are JPY 30,000. All prices include consumption tax, box office commission, and ticket printing fees. The latest information on Ozzfest can be found at this location. More...

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Members of Deftones and Isis Form New Band

Palms is a newly formed Los Angeles based quartet featuring three former members of ISIS (Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide) with Deftones' vocalist Chino Moreno.

"Clifford, Jeff and I started Palms a little over a year ago out of a desire to continue making music together after ISIS ended," explained Harris. "Chino joined shortly after and our sound took shape from there. We've worked really hard on this first release and are excited for people to hear it. It's nice to be back behind the drum kit, and with this line up."

"Being a huge ISIS fan I've always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound," added Moreno. "I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs, and to have fun doing so."

Palms' debut album will be issued by ISIS' former label, Ipecac Recordings, and is slated for a 2012 release with a release date to be announced soon. The album was recorded and mixed by Harris, and produced by Palms.

Palms is Jeff Caxide (bass/keyboards), Aaron Harris (drums), Clifford Meyer (guitar/keyboards) and Chino Moreno (vocals).

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Deftones Bassist Emerging From Coma

After over three years in a coma, Chi Cheng is now beginning to emerge from an unconscious to partially conscious state. Cheng is now able to move his leg when commanded but is still otherwise unable to move or speak aside from being able to make grunting noises since October. Those looking to see Cheng's Progress can check out the official website for his recovery fund.

Cheng was injured in a car accident in late 2008 which left him comatose and requiring surgery to remove part of his brain. Seven months after the accident, he was no longer on life support. Two years later, Cheng Began to briefly emerge from his coma in short intervals. More than a year later, Cheng is able to respond to commands more often and now has the use of his legs.

Even after a benefit concert and single, Cheng's family is running out of money. The family only has $17,495 our of the $250,000 that they need to hopefully give Chi Cheng a full recovery.

Cheng recently underwent surgery earlier this month, after which he showed signs of improvement. His recovery has been incredibly slow but he has shown steady improvement over the course of the past two years.

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Deftones Announces More Dates and Festivals

Deftones have announced a number of European tour dates and festivals for this summer. Here are the latest additions:

8/16/11: Rock In Summer Festival, Warsaw, Poland
8/19: Luedinghausen, Germany @ Area 4 Festival
8/21: Grosspoesna, Germany @ Highfield Festival
8/26/11: Reading Festival, UK
8/27/11: Leeds Festival, UK

The band also added a new date in Pomona, California:

6/15/11: Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre

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Funeral Party Added To Deftones Tour

Indie rockers Funeral Party have been added as the support act on the forthcoming Deftones North American headline tour. Funeral Party will be appearing on the tour between April 14th and May 17th, 2011. Additonal support will come from the Dillinger Escape Plan. You can view the affected tour dates below.

04/14 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
04/15 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04/16 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04/18 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
04/19 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
04/21 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
04/22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04/23 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04/25 Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s
04/26 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
04/28 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/29 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
04/30 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
05/01 Detroit, MI – Fillmore Theatre
05/03 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
05/04 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
05/05 Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
05/06 Providence, RI – Lupo’s
05/07 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
05/09 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05/10 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
05/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/13 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
05/14 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
05/16 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
05/17 Baltimore, MD – Sonar

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2011 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees Revealed

The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.

Best International Band:
1. AVENGED SEVENFOLD
2. DIMMU BORGIR
3. STONE SOUR
4. CHILDREN OF BODOM
5. DOWN

Best U.K. Band:
1. IRON MAIDEN
2. BRING ME THE HORIZON
3. SKINDRED
4. ARCHITECTS
5. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Best Live Band:
1. CANCER BATS
2. DEVILDRIVER
3. ROB ZOMBIE
4. SKINDRED
5. MACHINE HEAD

Best New Band:
1. THE DEFILED
2. KVELERTAK
3. TESSERACT
4. THE DAMNED THINGS
5. LETLIVE

Best Underground:
1. WATAIN
2. KYLESA
3. PRIMORDIAL
4. THE DEAD LAY WAITING
5. CLUTCH

Best Breakthrough:
1. PARKWAY DRIVE
2. A DAY TO REMEMBER
3. SYLOSIS
4. SABATON
5. VOLBEAT

Shredder(s):
1. Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE)
2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
4. Marc Rizzo (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Metal As Fuck:
1. SLAYER
2. BEHEMOTH
3. SLIPKNOT
4. Zakk Wylde
6. DEFTONES

Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection

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Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Golden Gods Show

Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.

Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...

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Deftones To Release Covers Album

Deftones have revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming "Record Store Day" LP release featuring eleven cover tracks. The vinyl-only album, simply titled "Covers," will be made available at participating independent retailers on April 16th, 2011. The tracklisting for the special release can be viewed below:

Side A:
1. Drive (The Cars)
2. Caress (Drive Like Jehu)
3. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
4. No Ordinary Love (Sade)
5. Savory (Jawbox)
6. Do You Believe (The Cardigans)

Side B:
1. Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
2. Ghosts (Japan)
3. The Chauffeur (Duran Duran)
4. If Only Tonight We Could Sleep (live) (The Cure)
5. Sleep Walk (Santo & Johnny)

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Dillinger Escape Plan Updates Tour Schedule

Dillinger Escape Plan has announced a North American tour in support of the "Option Paralysis" album alongside Deftones. The updated list of tour dates and venues is as follows:

14 Apr 11 Seattle, WA (US) Paramount Theatre
16 Apr 11 Portland, OR (US) Crystal Ballroom
18 Apr 11 Vancouver, BC (CA) Commodore Ballroom
21 Apr 11 Salt Lake City, UT (US) In The Venue
22 Apr 11 Denver, CO (US) Ogden Theatre
25 Apr 11 Kansas City, MO (US) Harrah's
26 Apr 11 St. Louis, MO (US) The Pageant
28 Apr 11 Minneapolis, MN (US) First Avenue
29 Apr 11 Milwaukee, WI (US) The Rave
30 Apr 11 Chicago, IL (US) Riviera Theatre
01 May 11 Detroit, MI (US) Fillmore Theatre
03 May 11 Toronto, ON (CA) The Sound Academy
04 May 11 Montreal, QC (CA) Metropolis
05 May 11 Hampton Beach, NH (US) Hampton Beach Casino
06 May 11 Providence, RI (US) Lupo's
07 May 11 Hartford, CT (US) Webster Theatre
09 May 11 Boston, MA (US) House of Blues
10 May 11 Philadelphia, PA (US) Electric Factory
11 May 11 Sayreville, NJ (US) Starland Ballroom
13 May 11 New York, NY (US) Best Buy Theater
20 May 11 Jacksonville, FL (US) Plush
21 May 11 Orlando, FL (US) Hard Rock Live
22 May 11 Boca Raton, FL (US) Sunset Cove Amphitheater
28 May 11 Atlanta, GA (US) The Tabernacle
29 May 11 Memphis, TN (US) Minglewood Hall
01 Jun 11 Oklahoma City, OK (US) Diamond Ballroom
04 Jun 11 Austin, TX (US) Austin Music Hall
05 Jun 11 Corpus Christi, TX (US) Concrete Street Amphitheater
10 Jun 11 Los Angeles, CA (US) Palladium
13 Jun 11 San Francisco, CA (US) Warfield TheatreSee More

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Deftones Adds Second Vancouver Show

To meet rising demand in the city, Deftones has announced a second date for Vancouver, Canada. The band will now be performing on the 18th and 19th of April at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan. The full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below, with more expected to be announced shortly.

Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Apr. 16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Apr. 18 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 19 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 22 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Apr. 25 - Kansas City, MO - Harrah's
Apr. 26 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Apr. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Apr. 29 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Apr. 30 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
May 01 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore Theatre
May 04 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
May 05 - Hampton, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
May 06 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
May 07 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
May 09 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 11 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 13 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
May 14 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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Deftones Announces US Tour Dates

Deftones has announced a U.S. tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan during April/May of 2011. The dates confirmed so far are as follows:

Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Apr. 16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Apr. 18 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 22 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Apr. 25 - Kansas City, MO - Harrah's
Apr. 26 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Apr. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Apr. 29 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Apr. 30 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
May 01 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore Theatre
May 04 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
May 05 - Hampton, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
May 06 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
May 07 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
May 09 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 11 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 13 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
May 14 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

More dates will be announced soon.

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War from a Harlots Mouth Posts Deftones Cover

German technical death metal band War from a Harlots Mouth has posted a cover of Deftones’ “Hexagram” for streaming on the band’s official Facebook page. The cover song appears on the iTunes deluxe edition of the recently released full-length, "MMX."

The tracklisting for "MMX" is as follows:

01. Insomnia
02. To Age And Obsolete
03. The Increased Sensation Of Dullness
04. Sleep Is The Brother Of Death
05. The Polyglutamine Pact
06. Cancer Man
07. C.G.B. Spender
08. Sugarcoat
09. Spineless
10. Recluse MMX
11. Inferno III/VI

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Deftones Announce South East Asia Tour Dates

Alternative metallers The Deftones have announced three more shows for its current world tour. The three new dates are to take place in South East Asia hitting Thailand, Singapore and the Phillipines. The dates, cites and venues can be found below:

02/12 Manila, PHI – World Trade Centre
02/15 Bangkok, THA – Thunderdome
02/16 Singapore, SIN – Indoor Stadium

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The Deftones Post New Music Video Online

Sacramento, California alternative metal act The Deftones has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "You've Seen The Butcher" which appears on its latest album "Diamond Eyes." You can view the video below:

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Atreyu's New Covers EP Streaming Online

Atreyu's entire new EP, "Covers Of The Damned," featuring Aerosmith’s “Living On The Edge” is now streaming on Monster Energy's site. You can find it in their music player and then by selecting Atreyu in the artist dropdown.

Before Orange County, CA-based modern rock band Atreyu launch their "Congregation of the Damned" tour October 20 in Anaheim, CA, the band will release a free five-song digital EP titled "Covers of the Damned" on October 12 via www.guvera.com (US only). "Covers of the Damned" will also be available worldwide on iTunes, amazon.com and all popular music download sites. Limited edition vinyl copies will be available exclusively at each show on the tour (dates below). The tour will see several of these songs performed live with special guests.

"Covers of the Damned," produced by Noah Shain (As Tall As Lions, Orson, Endless Hallway), features two cover songs by Atreyu and three collaborations with the other bands on the tour. Shain notes that, “These young bands all have a unique and different approach to rock music...such radical interpretations of dangerously classic songs. It was amazing to see and hear these guys work together! We recorded the album in a very short amount of time and everyone followed their instincts, so what you hear is an honest interpretation of the music of an older generation filtered through the ears and hands of the generation of artists making the music that defines today's culture. Kind of a once in a lifetime gig for me. And not only is it a bad ass record, it's gonna be a f__king amazing tour!” Adds Atreyu’s Alex Varkatzas, “A whole tour teaming up to release an EP is a rare thing. We wanted to collaborate with the bands on our tour to create a fun series of covers. This shit was fun to record and will be fun to listen to.”

Atreyu and the members of Chiodos, Blessthefall and Endless Hallway recorded the EP in White Buffalo Studios from September 12 to 17. Architects (UK) vocalist Sam Carter recorded his parts remotely from the UK.

The songs are:

Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the Edge” (Atreyu)
Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” (Endless Hallway and Travis Miguel of Atreyu)
Volbeat’s “Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood” (Atreyu)
Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town” (featuring Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas and guitarists Travis Miguel and Dan Jacobs along with Endless Hallway members Evan MacCarthy and Joe Mullen, Chiodos vocalist Brandon Bolmer, Architects (UK) singer Sam Carter and Blessthefall vocalist Beau Bokan)
Deftones “My Own Summer” (Atreyu guitarist Travis Miguel and bassist Mark McKnight with Brandon Bolmer and Tanner Wayne of Chiodos, Sam Carter of Architects (UK) and Jono Evans of Endless Hallway

All of the songs on the EP were important to the members of Atreyu in their formative years and contributed to their development as a band. Fans can see the behind-the-scenes footage of the making of this EP soon at RevolverMag.com.

Here are the latest Atreyu tour dates: More...

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Chi Cheng's Condition Improving

Nearly two years since Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was severely injured in a car accident and went into a coma, his condition is said to be improving. Here are some excerpts from the latest blog post about his progress:

"A week ago Chi had a Baclofen Pump implanted to relax his legs and feet more, as they were always tense. Then he pretty much slept for a week, hardly opening his eyes and losing the muscle in his chest, arms and legs from not moving a muscle. Yesterday Mae called the Doc to ask about reducing the dose because he was so unresponsive.

"Then in the afternoon, he opened his eyes wide and seemed to "wake up". Roxie kept telling him to lift up, try to sit up. He started lifting his arms and shoulders and head off the pillow. I was at the computer with my back to them and she called my name. He continued to try with everything that he had to lift up off of the bed. I grabbed the video cam to catch part of it. I started counting at about #6 and he lifted himself at least 25 times. It was not very far off of the pillow, but he was concentrating so hard and will continue to improve we are sure.

"Again last night, she asked him to try lifting himself up. She started counting 1, 2, 3, and trying to have him pull up on the count of three. Sometimes he made it, sometimes not. But he was trying so hard and lifted about 35 times.

"Gina has worked so hard for this man for so long. If she has any little shortcoming it is a lack of patience. Waiting for things to happen is not agreeable to her. She wants him to have the best and she wants it NOW!

"I have come to feel like when God wants him up, God will make it happen. Of course, good care helps and getting him professional rehabilitation with the right equipment would make it much easier. I texted Gina last night before we spoke to ask how much exactly it would take to get Chi to NJ or NY and how close we were to that goal. This is Gina's department and she takes care of it. We are about a third of the way to the $100,000. to get him there.

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"I think we can safely say now "waking up" and "actively participating" in his therapy and recovery. Now the real work starts.:) I know you will keep the prayers coming! Respect and love!"

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Whitechapel Posts New Song Online

Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL has released another track, "Reprogrammed to Hate," on their MySpace page. The song features guest vocals by Chino Moreno of the Deftones.

Guitarist and founding member Alex Wade comments, "Reprogrammed to Hate is definitely one of my favorite songs on the album. It's catchy, upbeat, and really heavy. It also features guest vocals from Deftones Vocalist Chino Moreno which really makes the song shine in my opinion."

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