SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Deftones, Huxleys Neue Welt, 8pm
For a band that has been around 25 years, the Deftones hold a distinct title of having a mostly unchanging lineup; with the exception of obtaining a stand-in bassist after the car accident that left original bassist Chi Cheng in a coma, the group has essentially stayed the same. However, the popularity of the hardcore-tinged alternative metal outfit from Sacramento, Calif., has done nothing but grow over the years, as evident by the group’s one gold and three platinum releases.
Late last year saw the release of Koi No Yokan, the seventh album from the Deftones, and the second with producer Nick Raskulinecz at the helm. Though the music hasn’t strayed too far from its roots, bassist Sergio Vega took a more active role in the songwriting.
As for the album title itself, the translation from Japanese is “Premonition Of Love,” or the feeling upon meeting someone that you will fall in love with him or her, and also an idea that one reviewer of the album went so far as to suggest is the relationship between the listener and the songs themselves. Is that the case? Go hear them yourself and then decide. Natalye Childress
Huxleys Neue Welt, Hasenheide 107-113, 10967 Berlin; 030 78 09 98 10; U: Hermannplatz; admission: returns only.