Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has launched a new project called Palms with three former members of the cult underground metal act Isis. That Boston-based group disbanded after a 13-year career than spanned from 1997 to 2010 and influenced a number of hardcore metal bands. Moreno said in a statement, "Being a huge Isis fan I've always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound. I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs, and to have fun doing so."
- The other three members of Palms are drummer Aaron Harris, guitarist Clifford Meyer and bass player Jeff Caxide.
- Palms' debut album is slated for release sometime in 2012 and will be issued by Isis' former label, Ipecac Recordings, which is owned by Faith No More frontman Mike Patton.
- Moreno's previous side projects include a 2005 album with Team Sleep as well as two recent EPs with Crosses.