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Formed: 1989
From: Sacramento, CA, United States
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Deftones Set A Fall Release Date For New Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEFTONES has set September 12 as the release date for its fifth album, the band's management has told Launch. No title has been revealed yet for the disc, which the band has been working on for the better part of two years. Drummer Abe Cunningham recently told Billboard.com that internal strife nearly broke DEFTONES apart during the making of the record, saying, "I don't want to sit here and complain because these things happen to everyone, but if there was a VH1 'Behind The Music' special on us, it would be the perfect episode."

The group originally began working on the project with legendary ALICE COOPER and PINK FLOYD producer Bob Ezrin, but replaced him with its regular producer, Terry Date.

The recording process was also halted while singer Chino Moreno toured with his side band, TEAM SLEEP.

DEFTONES are currently on the Taste Of Chaos tour with THRICE, ATREYU, STORY OF THE YEAR and others. The trek is in its final week and stops tomorrow night (Saturday, April 8) in Saskatoon, Canada.

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Deftones Finish Recording New Album

Nearly three years removed from their last studio album, the Deftones have finally finished recording the follow-up. Drummer Abe Cunningham tells Billboard.com this is a good sign of how far the band has come through its struggles and internal acrimony, which nearly resulted in a breakup.

"I don't want to sit here and complain because these things happen to everyone," Cunningham says, "but if there was a VH1 'Behind the Music' special on us, it would be the perfect episode with divorces and all kinds of crap. It was just lack of communication. Thankfully, we've been reattaching our limbs."

While sessions started in earnest two years ago for the new project, which, depending on who you ask, could be released in early to late spring (Cunningham) or this summer (Maverick), it wasn't until earlier this year that the Deftones completed recording their fifth album. In describing the new material, which still needs to be mixed, Cunningham looks back for a point of reference.

"Actually, if you look at our last record, I refer to it as 'Dark Days' because that's basically what it was," Cunningham says of 2003's self-titled effort. "It's kind of an incomplete record from my viewpoint. I think it's a good record [with] a lot of good songs but the new album, from start to finish, is a very complete record and has all of the extremes that we like. I'd say it's kind of hard."

While Cunningham says Internet rumors of the effort being called "Saturday Night Wrist" were premature, he wouldn't completely rule out the title. Among the many tracks being considered is "Beware of the Water," which the band may drop into its headlining set on the Taste of Chaos tour.

Up next for the Deftones is an extended European run in the spring, with an anticipated headlining Stateside jaunt this summer. For now, the band is just enjoying its Taste of Chaos experience as it reclaims its concert legs. "We've been off for quite a while and this is our way to just ease back into it," Cunningham says. "And it's going really well. It's all good."

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Deftones To Tour With Will Haven and The Warriors?

The Deftones' upcoming summer headlining tour plans look to be taking shape, with talk of the band hitting the road with Will Haven and The Warriors circulating as of late. It is as yet unknown if all three bands will tour together or open on different legs. The Deftones currently plan to release their new album this coming spring through Maverick.

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Deftones To Do Cover Of John Lennon

The Deftones are working on a cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" for inclusion in and upcoming music campaign being put together by "Amnesty International", more on that can be found here.

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Taste of Chaos 2006 Tour Dates Announced

The initial tour dates for the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour, a near two-month jaunt featuring Adair, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Deftones, Dredg, Greeley Estates, Millionaire, Pelican, Silverstein, Story of the Year, Street Drum Corps, The Confession, The Receiving End of Sirens, and Thrice, have been announced.

The tour — nicknamed "Winter Warped" during its inaugural run last year — kicks off in San Diego on February 16 and snakes its way throughout the U.S. and Canada before coming to an end April 15 in Montreal.

A special ticket pre-sale begins Friday; fans can visit TasteOfChaos.com for more information.

Last year's version of Taste featured headliners the Used and My Chemical Romance and was so popular that it spawned a European sequel of sorts, also headlined by the Used, plus a tour-spanning DVD and a charity holiday comp, Taste of Christmas.

Here are the Taste of Chaos 2006 tour dates, according to event organizers: More...

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Taste Of Chaos 2006 More Bands Announced

More bands have been confirmed for 2006's Taste of Chaos Tour. The trek, which will be headlined the DEFTONES, will include performances by the following acts on select dates (in alphabetical order):


Taste of Chaos Tour is scheduled to kick off February 15. A launch party will be held on December 10 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, featuring performances by the STREET DRUM CORPS, GYM CLASS HEROES and BLEED THE DREAM, among others.

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As I Lay Dying Added To Taste of Chaos Tour

More details regarding Deftones' upcoming Taste Of Chaos tour have been disclosed. According to MTV, the trek will feature headliners Deftones, in addition to support from As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Thrice, and Story Of The Year, with opening stints from Funeral For A Friend and Circa Survive. The tour will kick off in mid-February, with a full schedule to be revealed in the near future.

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Deftones To Headline Taste of Chaos Tour In 2006

According to PunkNews.org, DEFTONES have been confirmed as the headliners of the 2006 edition of the Taste of Chaos tour. The popular alternative metal act recently released their "B-Sides & Rarities" DVD+CD compilation which included the band's interpretations of JAWBOX, HELMET, THE SMITHS and DURAN DURAN, as well as various rarities.

The band are continuing to work on new material for their 2006 full-length which is expected in the spring. It will be their first since 2003's "Deftones".

The Taste of Chaos tour, organized by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, will soon complete their first year of shows. The inaugural bill included THE USED, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and SENSES FAIL. The European edition of the tour will begin shortly.

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Deftones' Unreleased Duran Duran Song Online

DEFTONES' cover of DURAN DURAN's "Nightboat", which was originally meant to be included on the band's recently released "B-Sides and Rarities" album, but was eventually omitted from the CD's final track listing, has been posted online at the DEFTONES fan site DeftonesWorld.com.

DEFTONES' "B-Sides & Rarities", a collection of import-only B-sides, intriguing covers, unreleased mixes, and other choice rarities, sold nearly 27,000 copies in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Compiled by the DEFTONES, the 14-song collection of remastered obscurities illuminates a hidden history behind the DEFTONES with more than an hour of unreleased music from bassist Chi Cheng; guitarist Stephen Carpenter; vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno; drummer Abe Cunningham; and turntablist/keyboardist Frank Delgado. The liner notes for "B-Sides & Rarities" include a track-by-track commentary written by all five band members.

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New Deftones B-Sides and Rarities eCard Online

A new Deftones B-Sides and Rarities eCard, featuring never-before-seen photos from the Deftones archives, an acoustic version of "Change (In the House of Flies)," the latest Deftones digital downloads, and a link to pre-order the new release has been posted online.

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Deftones "B-Sides & Rarities" Out Oct. 4th

October 4th is the day The Deftones plan on releasing their B-Sides & Rarities CD/DVD Combo. The album collects various covers the band has recorded over the years along with alternate versions of album tracks. Also included in the DVD will be music videos, live performances and backstage footage. More...

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Track Listing For Deftones B-Sides CD Released

The track listing has been revealed for the CD portion of the Deftones' upcoming "B-Sides & Rarities" CD/DVD release, here's how it shapes up:

01 - "Savory" (Jawbox Cover) (Feat. Jonah Matranga of Far/Gratitude)
02 - "Wax And Wane" (Cocteau Twins Cover)
03 - "Change (In the House of Flies)"
04 - "Simple Man" (Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover)
05 - "Sinatra" (Helmet Cover)
06 - "No Ordinary Love" (Sade Cover) (Feat. Jonah Matranga of Far/Gratitude)
07 - "Teenager" (Idiot Version)
08 - "Crenshaw Punch" / "I'll Throw Rocks At You"
09 - "Black Moon"
10 - "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" (The Cure Cover)
11 - "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" (The Smiths Cover)
12 - "Digital Bath" (Acoustic)
13 - "The Chauffeur" (Duran Duran Cover)
14 - "Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)" (Acoustic)

An official listing for the DVD portion has yet to be released. The set will arrive in stores through Maverick on October 04th. As previously reported, a number of the tracks can be heard online here

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Soulfly Live Video with Deftones Frontman Online

A video clip of SOULFLY peforming the song "Pain" — featuring special guests Chino Moreno of the DEFTONES and Ritchie Cavalera (SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson) — at the Fields of Rock Festival on June 18, 2005 in Nijmegen, Netherlands, has been posted online at BandsVideos.com.

SOULFLY's new album, "Dark Ages", is scheduled for release on October 4 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Prophecy" was produced by SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera and was mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others.

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Deftones B-Sides Posted Online

The Deftones have posted a number of rare b-side tracks online, presumably in support of their upcoming b-sides and rarities CD/DVD release, you can find them here. The aforementioned collection is expected out this summer/fall through Maverick.

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Deftones, A Perfect Circle On Failure Tribute

Deftones, A Perfect Circle and Cave In are among the bands featured on an upcoming tribute album to Failure. Melissa Auf Der Maur and Poison The Well are also involved. The record will be released by the Renfield label.

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Deftones Seeking Band Photos From Fans

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.

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Deftones To Release New Album In October

The Deftones are now planning an October release date through Maverick for their new album.

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Team Sleep Release Another Clip From 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!!"

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New Team Sleep Single Posted Online

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.

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House Of Wax Gets Heavy

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.

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