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Deftones

Deftones

Outsiders by virtue of their sound, as much as personal choice, Sacramento’s Deftones have set themselves apart from most any other band and simplistic musical categories, succeeding for two decades-plus on their own terms, despite enduring their fair share of disappointments, and even tragedy, along the way. The band got its start in 1988, with casual jams between high school friends, Chino Moreno (voice/rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), and Abe Cunningham (drums) that soon grew in ambition to playing gigs around California. In 1995, the band was signed by Madonna’s vanity imprint, Maverick Records, and promptly released their debut album, Adrenaline; but momentum only really started building for them with 1997’s Gold-certified Around the Fur. Yet it was 2000’s beautifully realized White Pony that brought the group (now augmented by Frank Delgado, handling samples and electronics) their greatest success, simultaneously benefitting from association with the then-wildly popular nu-metal scene, while standing head and shoulders above most of the genre’s other proponents. By comparison, 2003’s self-titled release was a stark disappointment, and though the band rediscovered their songwriting mojo on 2006’s Saturday Night Wrist, cold, harsh reality came crumbling down in Deftones on November 4, 2008, and bassist Cheng was involved in a serious car crash that left him in a coma, with little hope of recovery. Finally, in 2010, the band decided it was time to move forward and recruited bassist Sergio Vega for their new album, Diamond Eyes, followed two years later by Koi No Yokan, which arrived mere months before their stricken comrade, Chi Cheng sadly expired from heart failure.

  • Selected Discography:Around the Fur (1997), White Pony (2000), Saturday Night Wrist (2006), Diamond Eyes (2010)
  • Related Artists: Crosses, Team Sleep, Phallucy, Palms, Sol Invicto, Quicksand
  • Further Reading: 10 Best Deftones Songs
Reprise
Reprise

Deftones Reveal Track List + Launch Pre-Order for ‘Gore’ Album

Deftones will release their new album, 'Gore,' on April 8!

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Deftones Premiere New Song ‘Prayers / Triangles’ [Updated]

Deftones are offering a little bit of a musical taste of their 'Gore' album with the song 'Prayers / Triangles.'

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Deftones Release First Teaser for ‘Gore’ Album

Deftones have revealed a 30-second teaser featuring a snippet of music from their upcoming 'Gore' album.

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Reprise
Reprise

Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter Reveals April Release for New Album [Update]

Circle April 8 on your calendar for the release of Deftones' next studio album.

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Brian Steffy / Theo Wargo / Mat Szwajkos, Getty Images

Travis Barker Reveals 2016 MUSINK Lineup Featuring Deftones, Taking Back Sunday + More

MUSINK festival producer Travis Barker reveals this year's lineup featuring Deftones, Taking Back Sunday + more.

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Ethan Miller / Karl Walter / Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Jane’s Addiction, At the Drive-In, Deftones + More to Rock 2016 Shaky Knees Festival

Jane's Addiction, At the Drive-In and Deftones are among the big names playing the 2016 Shaky Knees Festival.

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Maverick

Lost Deftones Documentary Release Delayed, Will Be Out ‘In the Next Few Days’

After being shelved for 15 years, the Deftones documentary 'Entertain Me: A Film About Deftones' has been delayed yet again after being teased for a Dec. 26 debut.

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YouTube

Anthony Vincent Covers Adele’s ‘Hello’ in Styles of Deftones, Alice in Chains, GN’R + More

Watch as Anthony Vincent does his best Deftones, Alice in Chains, Dimmu Borgir and more while covering Adele's 'Hello.'

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Deftones Singer Chino Moreno Confesses to Being a Justin Bieber Fan

This is un'Belieb'able! Deftones singer Chino Moreno has admitted to being a Justin Bieber fan and explains why.

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Reprise Records

Deftones Cancel Remaining European Tour Dates After Paris Terrorist Attacks

In the wake of the attacks, Deftones chose to head home to be with their loved ones, as they described in a statement posted via Facebook.

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