Band Photo: Deftones (?)
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' 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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.