It's official! Deftones are back. Vocalist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, bassist Sergio Vega, turntablist Frank Delgado and drummer Abe Cunningham have officially announced their highly anticipated ninth album, Ohms, and unleashed its resounding lead single and title track. The ohm is a measurement of electrical resistance, while "OHMS" is an acronym for the phrase "On Her Majesty's Service" or "On His Majesty's Service." Fitting to both meanings, the new Deftones song is rife with tension and release, crackling with electricity, and soaring with majestic melody and riffage. Back in October 2017, Moreno promised us that Carpenter, who was largely absent from the writing sessions for the group's last album, Gore, would be more involved this time out (watch our interview below), and his hefty, metal-leaning playing is all over "Ohms." Blast the song above — and watch its Rafatoon-directed music video — above.
Ohms, the album — which was notably produced by Terry Date, who also helmed 1995's Adrenaline, 1997's Around the Fur and 2000's White Pony — is due out on September 25th via Warner Records. (You can pre-order it now.) Deftones' 20th anniversary reissue of White Pony is expected soon, as well, along with a companion-piece remix album titled Black Stallion. Revolver recently celebrated the White Pony anniversary by putting Deftones on an array of collectible covers of our Summer 2020 Issue and creating a limited-edition deluxe box set featuring stunning original artwork by Richey Beckett (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Mastodon) and four exclusive covers — get yours before they're gone!