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Chino Moreno’s ††† (Crosses) Release New Songs ‘Initiation’ + ‘Protection’

Chino Moreno’s ††† (Crosses) Release New Songs ‘Initiation’ + ‘Protection’

The dark and dreamy electro-pop act ††† (Crosses), Deftones singer Chino Moreno's project with founding Far guitarist Shaun Lopez, released two new songs on Friday (March 18).

They're now available as a double A-side single containing both "Initiation" and "Protection," the group's first original material in eight years. Both tracks continue the outfit's ominous brand of electronic-driven pop. A music video for "Initiation" is also available. The band began teasing the tunes online earlier this week.

Listen to the songs down toward the bottom of this post.

Last year, ††† signed a new record deal with Warner Records. Around the same time, they released a cover of the 1988 song "Goodbye Horses" by obscure singer Q Lazzarus.

†††'s album Crosses came out in 2014 on Sumerian Records, after the group issued three successive ††† EPs. Following a lull of six years, ††† returned in December 2020 with "The Beginning of the End," a cover of '90s synth-poppers Cause and Effect that marked †††'s first new material overall since their debut. With "Initiation" and "Protection," new original ††† tunes have now joined the fold. (EP † and EP †† were self-released in 2011–2012; EP ††† followed in 2014.)

In Deftones news, the alt-metal act recently parted ways with longtime bassist Sergio Vega, also of Quicksand. Deftones' rescheduled 2020 tour with Gojira is set to begin next month.

NEW MUSIC PLAYLIST: Keep up with each week's new songs by liking Loudwire's "Weekly Wire" Spotify playlist, updated every Friday with 50 new tracks.

††† (Crosses), "Initiation" (Music Video)

††† (Crosses), "Protection" (Visualizer)

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