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From: Sacramento, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Deftones news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Deftones are asking fans to submit photos of the band throughout the years for a chance to have them included in the upcoming release of B-sides and rarities CD/DCD collection. For more information, visit the official Deftones website.
The Deftones are now planning an October release date through Maverick for their new album.
Team Sleep have added a clip of "Ataraxia" a new song from their new album to their MySpace page. The update also reads:
"The video shoot for "Ever (Foreign Flag)" went well this weekend and we will have some photos from that very soon up on MySpace. We've also got a pretty slick media player that will be done this week so stay tuned for much more!!"
Team Sleep, featuring Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, has posted their first single, "Ever (Foreign Flag)," on their MySpace page here.
Team Sleep's new album will hit stores May 10.
My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Marilyn Manson and The Stooges will all have songs featured on the soundtrack album that accompanies new movie 'House Of Wax', a re-make of the 1953 horror classic. Released by Maverick in early May, the record also features The Prodigy and Disturbed.
Deftones are expected to release a CD/DVD later in the year. This will include B-sides and rarities. The band are currently recording a new, as yet untitled album with producer Bob Ezrin.
The following excerpts were taken from an article from the Arkansas Traveler website about the fall of nu metal:
In the mid-90s Nu-Metal was an exciting, emerging twist in modern rock music that promised to exchange the best ideas in rock and rap for a single - hybrid music that could expose each style's audience to the other. However, as the 90s gave way and the millennium changed, the second wave of Nu-Metal (NM2) got further away from its hip-hop roots and closer to the dark side of heavy metal. The genre is virtually dismissible, but can it come back from the edge of death?
The first wave of Nu-Metal (NM1) was a hybrid of rap and rock music pioneered by soon-to-be staples of the genera Korn, the Deftones and Rage Against the Machine. It was pioneering and new because, unlike the oft-noted collaborations between Run DMC and Aerosmith or between Public Enemy and Anthrax, the NM1 scene wasn't based on a rock musician pounding out the beats and the emcees simply rapping over the established record.
Rather, NM1 musicians familiar with the repertoire of hip-hop's percussion section transcribed and played those beats (especially the snare and high-hat parts) as rhythm on a detuned, overdriven electric guitar. Ergo, the importance of the riff, which itself had been so dominant in eighties rock, was largely missing.
As a result, Nu-Metal made the listener want to jump up and down rather than pump twin, clenched fists in the air. It was ultra-aggressive hip-hop, or it was modest, unassuming rock. Either way, it was crossing genres and exposing new listeners to the ideas inherent in the parent style's musical genotype.
There ended the exciting part. In the late 90s Nu-Metal got heavier and louder. Korn gave way to Limp Bizkit, to Taproot, then to Mudvayne. By the time Slipknot had entered the scene, the double-kick drum was back, the screaming was incessant, and virtually no rapping was taking place.
Whereas, visually, earlier bands projected an image of body piercing, seriously baggy clothes and short haircuts, the post-Slipknot NM2 had opted instead for tattoos, long hair and regular-fit, all black clothing. By 1999, things were again starting to look orthodox
Read the full article at The Arkansas Traveler.
Metal musicians congratulate Anthrax on their 20th anniversary:
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: "Anthrax is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands as serious contenders in the world of metal."
Metallica's Kirk Hammett: "Anthrax's music matters. In the pantheon of modern metal, ANTHRAX are certainly a cornerstone, and if one listens, one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands of the new generation."
Deftones' Abe Cunningham: "Anthrax plays a huge role in Stef and me meeting and starting to jam together; we met through a mutual friend who gave me my first copy of 'Among the Living'. Deftones started in 1988, but before that it was just the two of us in his mom's hot ass garage with the dryer on and the washing machine overflowing trying to make it through 'Indians' and 'Caught In A Mosh'. I would like to thank you guys for the inspiration, your precision, your tones, your dedication and for having the nut sacks to try shit that no one would. Happy 20th Anniversary!!! All the best."
Judas Priest's Rob Halford: "Everyone in Judas Priest congratulates our good friends from Anthrax for passing their 20th-year metal milestone. We have always been fans of the band and had the pleasure to do many shows together. Anthrax are true pioneers with their unique style, sound and heavy brand of metal. They have always and will continue to inspire and influence those around them within the metal world." More...
Team Sleep will finally have their self-titled, debut album released on May 10. The record, featuring Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, has been delayed on several occasions.
The Deftones recently spoke out about their upcoming new album which they have been working on with producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Kiss) as of late, you can read all they had to say about that here.
According to Ocesa.com.mx, KORN, DEFTONES, MINISTRY, ILL NINO, SPARTA and PUYA will be teaming up for a special concert in Mexico City on December 12. More information is available at this location.
DEFTONES have announced the complete details of their upcoming club tour, which starts on September 26 at Grand in San Francisco. The dates are as follows:
Sep. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Grand
Sep. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Sep. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Sep. 30 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Oct. 01 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Oct. 03 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Oct. 04 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theater
Oct. 06 - El Paso, TX - Xscape
Oct. 07 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
Oct. 08 - San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
Oct. 09 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
Oct. 11 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Oct. 13 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Oct. 14 - Tampa, FL - Jannus Landing
Oct. 15 - Atlanta, GA - TBA
Oct. 16 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
Oct. 18 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Oct. 20 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Oct. 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Oct. 22 - Detroit, MI - Clutch Cargos
Oct. 23 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
Oct. 25 - Minneapolis, MN - Quest
Oct. 26 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Oct. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Oct. 29 - Sayreville, NJ - The Starland Ballroom
Oct. 30 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre More...
Dozens of guitars autographed by some of the biggest names in the music business are being auctioned online in an attempt to raise money for victims of Hurricane Charley, which caused widespread damage in Florida earlier this month.
Bids can be placed until September 20th on guitars signed by Linkin Park, Korn, Incubus, Chevelle, Stone Sour, Deftones, 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, and many more.
Go to StormAid.com for all the details of the auction, which was put together by Clear Channel Radio.
DEFTONES have announced the first dates as part of their upcoming fall club tour. They are as follows:
Sep. 28 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
Sep. 29 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
Sep. 30 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Oct. 01 - Somas - San Diego, CA
Oct. 03 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 09 - Stubbs – Austin, TX
Oct. 10 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
Oct. 11 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
As previously reported, DEFTONES recently spent a month writing songs in Malibu, California and will start recording their fifth album with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION, PINK FLOYD) in early November.
In addition to the new DEFTONES CD, vocalist Chino Moreno is finishing work on the first album by his side project, TEAM SLEEP. A November release is expected, with a tour to follow in December.
DEFTONES' last album, 2003's "Deftones", debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart with more than 167,000 copies sold during its first week of release.
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno recently commented on the group's forthcoming new album, which they will be hitting the studio to record in November alongside producer Bob Ezrin (Jane's Addiction, Pink Floyd, 30 Seconds To Mars). He had the following to say on the intended direction of the effort:
"It's far more aggressive than, you know, our last few records, I'd say. I think we kinda just went in this time and just started writing, and obviously, all the stuff that came out was just way aggressive. That's what kind of made it fun. It was weird being out in Malibu, which is like a sunny place, a happy place, and we just started making some straight evil music."
Meanwhile in goings on with his long-procrastinating side project Team Sleep, some more weight has been added to the rumor we reported earlier this month regarding a November release date for the project's debut album, with a tentative November 02nd being slotted in by their label. A mini-tour for Team Sleep in support of the outing this December is currently being looked into, more details will be announced in coming weeks.
MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.
Videos you can vote for: More...
DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno announced during a co-hosting appearance on the radio show "Sounds of Sac" on KWOD this past Sunday (Jan. 11) that the band are going back into the studio this week to record their fifth album. Moreno and drummer Abe Cunningham, who co-hosted the program with Chino, also confirmed that the group's record label, Maverick Records, has opted not to release a third single from their last album, "Deftones". In addition to playing several DEFTONES cuts during their co-hosting appearance, the duo premiered a track (tentatively titled "Foreign Flag") from Chino's side-project TEAM SLEEP, to be included on TEAM SLEEP's long-delayed debut album, tentatively due later in the year.