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Deftones release new single, “Rocket Skates”

on March 11, 2010, 9:30am

With Eros indefinitely shelved, the Deftones have continued their musical progression with their sixth studio-album Diamond Eyes. And though not available until May 18th, the outfit is already given us a plentiful first taste, this in the form of the album’s first single, “Rocket Skates” and accompanying 13thWitness-directed music video.

As previously reported, Diamond Eyes was produced Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Alice in Chains) and marks the first release since the bassist Chi Cheng’s near fatal accident some 18 months ago. Quicksand’s Sergio Vega fills in on bass while he recovers.

If you like what you hear below, you can pick up “Rocket Skates”, the song, right now via iTunes. The video can be downloaded for free with a click here and a quick Tweet. The single will also be available for purchase on April 17th as an exclusive, limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single pressing with a picture sleeve that supports national “Record Store Day.” And we can all get behind something like that!

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