Tempest (Deftones song)

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Single by Deftones
from the album Koi No Yokan
Released October 9, 2012
Format Download
Recorded 2012
Genre Alternative metal, experimental rock, post-metal[1]
Length 6:05
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Deftones
Producer(s) Nick Raskulinecz
Deftones singles chronology
"Swerve City"

"Tempest" is the second single by Sacramento, California based alternative metal band, Deftones, from their seventh studio album Koi No Yokan. The song debuted on PureVolume's official website on October 3, 2012 along with a video featuring band members Chino Moreno and Sergio Vega giving some insight regarding the track. The song's lyrical content is representative of the supposed end of the world that would have occurred on December 21, 2012, according to various myths related to the Mayan calendar.[2] It was featured in the trailer for the film Jack the Giant Slayer and featured in Furious 7.

Peaking at number 3 on the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, Tempest became Deftones' most successful single on that chart, surpassing "Change (In the House of Flies)", which peaked at number 9 in 2001.

Track listing[edit]

iTunes single
No. Title Length
1. "Tempest"   6:05
Promo CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Tempest" (Radio Edit) 4:31






  1. ^ "Deftones: Koi No Yokan - PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.purevolume.com/news/deftones-new-single-tempest-koi-no-yokan-stream-premiere
  3. ^ "Deftones – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Deftones. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "Deftones – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Deftones. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "Deftones – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Deftones. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "Deftones – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Deftones. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs: 2013 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2014. (subscription required (help)). 

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