Deftones have chosen “Phantom Bride” as the second single from the band’s recently released eighth album, Gore. The track features a cameo from Alice In Chainsguitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and will impact at rock radio on June 7th. The song will follow up the band’s first single off Gore, “Prayers/Triangles,” which made it into the Top 10 at rock radio.

Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham explained in an interview with North Carolina radio station WXQR how Cantrell came to contribute to the song, saying, “We had this song. It was pretty much done. It could have been left as is, but it sort of had this big kind of a gaping hole in the end, like a gap, that could have just been or we could have filled it up with something . . . we started brainstorming: ‘Man, what if we got someone to play a badass solo on that?'”

  • Cunningham added, “(Jerry’s) a good friend and we just kind of rang him up and he was with it. And he came and hung out with us. And we were barbecuing still, and he joined the barbecue and went in there and he kind of banged it out and it was a lot of fun.”
  • The drummer continued, “(We had) tears of joy when he was laying it down . . . When he plays, you know immediately it’s him, and that’s a rarity.”
  • Gore came out in April and debuted at Number Two on the Billboard 200 album chart. It is the band’s highest-charting effort since their self-titled fourth album reached Number Two in 2003.
  • The first single from the new disc, “Prayers/Triangles,” is Number Eight on the rock radio chart.
  • Deftones will be touring Europe throughout June but will kick off a new round of North American dates on July 31st in Buffalo, New York.

CHECK IT OUT: Listen to the official audio of “Phantom Bride”:

INTERNET COMMENTS at The PRP — agree or not?

Star_AD wrote: “Duh. Best song on the album.”

Shiva Vivec wrote: “ONLY good track on the album.”

Surly wrote: “Great song. Many seem to question the inclusion of Jerry’s solo, but I think it really adds a freshness to the song.”

Darren Italiani wrote: “It’s probably the best song on the record, and Gore might be the best thing they’ve done since White Pony….I love it.”

Chris de la Cruz wrote: “I cried tears of boredom while listening to this album.”