Deftones Release Dreamy Video for Their New Single “Ohms”

This week proved momentous for Sacramento alt-metallers Deftones. The band began teasing the release of the long-awaited new album before fans discovered they’d been hiding the title in plain sight. They then sent diehards on a wild goose chase to find a promotional billboard shortly before Apple Music revealed the album’s details. Now, Deftones have officially released the title track of their much-anticipated new record Ohms via a trippy new music video.

As you’ll see and hear below, the song –the album’s closer, apparently — is very much in keeping with Deftones’ more recent material, mid-paced and hazy with a sense of hope even in its anguished parts. The guitars hit hard but never really crash; this is more of an alternative rock song than a metal track. Meanwhile, the video is a striking clash of futuristic and organic, almost ancient imagery. Is it about an android in a dystopian future, or about an old god wandering the ruins of the human spirit (or both?). Whatever’s going on here, it’s gorgeous, and shows the vision that band have always had but can now, finally, bring to life.

Check out the video for “Ohms” below:

Deftones’ Ohms will drop September 25th Reprise Records, and is available for preorder. Check out the full tracklisting and cover art below:

01. Genesis
02. Ceremony
03. Urantia
04. Error
05. The Spell of Mathematics
06. Pompeji
07. This Link Is Dead
08. Radiant City
09. Headless
10. Ohms

Make sure to catch Deftones at one of the dates on their rescheduled tour with Gojira and Poppy:

Deftones/Gojira 2021 Tour Dates:

August 12 ­– Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
August 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
August 15 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 17 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 19 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ RBC Echo Beach
August 20 – Laval, QC, Canada @ Place Bell
August 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
August 23 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
August 24 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
August 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
August 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
August 29 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
August 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Amphitheater at White River State Park
September 3 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
September 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
September 6 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 7 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
September 8 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
September 10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
September 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
September 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
September 21 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
September 22 – Portland, OR @ Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center

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Words by Chris Krovatin