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Deftones Pushes New Album. "Diamond Eyes" Release Forward

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Californian alternative metal outfit Deftones has announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, "Diamond Eyes" earlier than planned due to the record leaking onto the internet. The new release date for the album will be May 4th.

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MuDvAyNefan's avatar

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1. MuDvAyNefan writes:

SWEET...good ol internet

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Zontar The Munificent writes:

they obviously have not accepted the "new" reality of the music industry: albums will leak, and most of the music consuming public will rip for free rather than pay. moving the release date forward will do absolute fawk all.

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Demoncleaner23 writes:

I downloaded it the other day it's a pretty awesome album! The only time I buy cd's anymore is if it has some cool artwork. So if Diamond Eyes has some sweet art I'll probably pick it up.

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Demoncleaner23 writes:

This is probably a bad move. This news is just informing everyone the album has leaked. People who didn't know are now going to go looking for it.

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KanadianKoRn writes:

just dloaded it it sounds great

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. EsotericSurgery writes:

#3, me too man. If a band I like comes anywhere near me I go to their show and pay for merch...evens out. Thanks btw, didn't know this was leaked lol

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

I'm from the old school. I'll wait till release for an actual copy. Any band that I 've been listening to for 10 years or better (Opeth, Dillinger, Deftones etc) deserves as much. Glad to hear it's good though!

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 5:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. n0thinghead writes:

niiice. canNOT wait to check it out.

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
DM725's avatar

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9. DM725 writes:

I would not have known it leaked if this informatoin was never posted.

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
xsrg13's avatar

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10. xsrg13 writes:

the album has a white pony sound which is really cool.

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. jpeso420 writes:

Yea white Pony with a little adrenaline mixed in. Hopefully it still sells well and some money goes to Chi and his family

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
xsrg13's avatar

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12. xsrg13 writes:

yea man! chi has been gone for a full year now.

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. xDecapitation writes:

Within an hour of reading this I had downloaded it and listened to it lol, dumbasses.

# Mar 25, 2010 @ 5:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. JS writes:

Heard the new album, sick! About time! They've meshed their old sound with some of the new and it still bangs when it needs to.

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

I dunno, I liked the album but it wasn't completely capable of grabbing me by the balls like the rest of their discography. Saturday Night Wrist (underrated!) was much better and more well-rounded, overall. They should've added a few more bombastic cuts and gotten rid of the pseudo-trippy ballads towards the end. Because of those oddly placed slower songs, the faster ones are shrouded and the whole album feels like a sludgy drone. In fact, I can recall only two screams from the whole record. On the bright side though, the Meshuggah influences are growing stronger.

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Villan writes:

yes this was an unfortunately bad move informing everyone it had leaked, as its clear that a lot of people (including myself) were unaware it had leaked before this point. then when this information was posted people just went and downloaded it. admittedly a lot of people would have wanted to hear it before may, myself included, and hopefully fans still get out and buy it to support the band and chi. maybe a more tactful move would have been to push it forward for some other 'undisclosed reason' in which case a sh**load of people wouldnt have been basically informed their new album was available for free

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RTB writes:

Deftones where/ are numetal....no?
It's unfortunate bands have to suffer during this time of downloading, but it is what it is....only way i see that bands can still profit from their lp's is to comeout with concert footage with their cd's when they are released...and or other types of footage...

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 3:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BrianSD writes:

I agree with RememberMetal?...most of the music I do purchase are by bands I've been a fan of for a long time, and want the entire album.

The majority of the bands that most of us listen to aren't putting out any platinum albums anyway. They need the album sales.

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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