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Formed: 1989
From: Sacramento, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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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' Webcast Still Online For Streaming

In case you missed the Deftones' hour long global webcast in Dallas on May 4th, 2010, it's still available online via Ustream. Check it out below to see them perform their entire new album, "Diamond Eyes," in its entirety.

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Deftones Posts More "Making of" Webisodes

Deftones continues to update their "making of Diamond Eyes" series. Here are the latest three webisodes since the last ones we posted:

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Deftones Announces More Tour Dates

In addition to taking part in the BlackDiamondSkye tour this fall, Deftones has added a number of dates to their tour schedule to round out the end of May. Here are those tour dates:

May 27 - Des Moines, IA - Peoples
May 29 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
May 30 - Amarillo, TX - Aztec Music Hall
May 31 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
June 1 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

Here are the latest BlackDiamondSkye tour dates, featuring Deftones, Alice In Chains, and Mastodon, including the just-added show in San Diego, CA:

Sep 16 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sep 17 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep 18 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sep 20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Sep 22 Boston, MA Agannis Arena
Sep 24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Sep 28 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Oct 1 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Oct 4 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct 7 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Oct 8 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Oct 9 Portland, OR Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum
Oct 15 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Oct 16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

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Deftones To Play Release Show, Xbox Game w/ Fame

Deftones will perform a special show directly after their global chat and live performance today, Tuesday, May 4th, at Trees in Dallas. Tickets are $25.

In other Deftones news, the band will be playing Xbox Live's "Game with Fame." Gold members can join them in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ on Tuesday, May 18, starting at 8:00 P.M. ET.

Send a friend request to gamertag "Deftones GwF" (no quotes) and be online half an hour before (7:30 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts.

Don't forget about the band's secret show in Lisbon on May 8th either.

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Deftones Announces Secret Show, Live Stream

There's a lot going on in the Deftones camp. First, the band just announced that they will perform a Myspace Secret Show on May 8 at Teatro Tivoli in Lisbon. Doors open at 22:00, first come first served.

The Deftones will also perform an hour long global webcast live from Dallas on May 4th, 2010. The band will perform live and take questions from fans who log into USTREAM.TV/DEFTONES on May 4th at 5pm PST / 8pm EST.

Ten years ago Deftones broke boundaries by being one of the first artists to broadcast a live show online on the day of their White Pony release. With a new album, Diamond Eyes dropping on May 4th 2010 the band will do it again, but this time with crowd participation. Before their live performance fans questions will be answered live on their release day at USTREAM.TV/DEFTONES.

Finally, the band has been posting a series of "The Creation of Diamond Eyes." You can catch up on the first four webisodes below. More...

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Deftones Releases "Diamond Eyes" Music Video

Deftones released their new music video for "Diamond Eyes" online. "Diamond Eyes" is the title track and first single off the band's May 4th release and can be pre-ordered here. Check out the "Diamond Eyes" music video below:

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Whitechapel Posts New Song Online

Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL have just released the new track "The Darkest Day of Man," off of the bands 3rd full-length release, "A New Era of Corruption," which is due out on June 8th. Listen to the track on the band's MySpace page.

Guitarist and founding member Alex Wade comments, "The first single we have released from the new album A New Era of Corruption is titled 'The Darkest Day of Man'. We played it live during our overseas touring at the beginning of this year in Australia and the UK and were getting a great response from the crowd for it. I feel this song perfectly demonstrates how we have progressed as a band musically and in our song writing, but have not stepped away from our signature Whitechapel sound.” More...

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Deftones Releases Teaser For New Music Video

Deftones has revealed a teaser trailer for their "Diamond Eyes" music video, which is set to premiere this coming Tuesday, April 13th on Myspace. "Diamond Eyes" is the title track and first single off the May 4th release and can be pre-ordered here.

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Deftones Announce More Euro Dates and Moscow

Deftones has announced more European dates as well as a show in Moscow, Russia. Deftones will take part in the Colonia Sonora Festival on June 22 in Torino, Italy, and have also added headline shows to their European schedule in Brussels (June 15) and Amsterdam (June 16). The band also added a June 9 headline performance at Moscow's B1 Club to their European tour. For tickets and more info please visit www.b1arena.ru.

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Whitechapel Reveals New Album Details Online

Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL has released the cover art and track listing for their upcoming new album, "A New Era of Corruption," which is due out on June 8th via Metal Blade Records. "The album is finally 100% complete and we couldn't be more excited. I think this record truly represents where we are as musicians at this point in our career. A New Era of Corruption is the heaviest and most aggressive material we have written to date," comments guitarist and founding member Alex Wade, Some of you may notice that the title of the new record, A New Era of Corruption, is a line from the song 'Possession' off of our last album This Is Exile. We wanted to name the CD this to bring a little flavor from 'This Is Exile' into the new CD, as well as I think the name represents this new age of extreme metal that we are currently rising in. The album is not a concept record like This Is Exile was. It just has its own general theme and each song deals with its own topic track by track." More...

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Deftones Pushes New Album Release Forward

Californian alternative metal outfit Deftones has announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, "Diamond Eyes" earlier than planned due to the record leaking onto the internet. The new release date for the album will be May 4th.

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Twenty Two More Bands Confirmed For Download 2010

The organisers of Britains Download festival has announced a further twenty two additions to this years lineup. Glam metal veterans Ratt and Cinderella will be performing at the event, as will British heavy metal icons Saxon. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Hellyeah, H.I.M., Airbourne, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Y&T, Unearth, Steel Panther, Job For A Cowboy, A Day To Remember, Lawnmower Deth, Coheed & Cambria, 36 Crazyfists, Dommin, Whitechapel, Taking Dawn, August Burns Red, The Blackout, Rise To Remain and We Are The Fallen.

The festival takes place at Donington Park and will be held from friday the 11th of June to sunday the 13th. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Motorhead, Megadeth, Deftones and Them Crooked Vultures, as well as headlining acts AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith.

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Deftones Announces Even More Festival Dates

More Deftones live dates have been announced in May and June. Here are the new dates:

May 1 - Frisco, TX - KDGE Edgefest @ Pizza Hut Parkon
June 19 - Scheessel, GER - Hurricane Festival
June 20 - Newhausen ob Eck, GER - Southside Festival

As previously reported, the band recently posted their video for "Rocket Skates" online, the first single off their upcoming album "Diamond Eyes," due out on May 18th. You can still download an MP3 of that song here as well.

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Deftones Posts "Rocket Skates" Music Video Online

Deftones has revealed their official video for the song, "Rocket Skates," online. One tweet will grant you exclusive access to a download of the HD video (go here for that offer). "Rocket Skates" is the first track released off of the forthcoming album, Diamond Eyes available May 18th, and can be purchased on iTunes.

The "Diamond Eyes" tracklisting is as follows:

1. Diamond Eyes
2. Royal
3. CMND/CTRL
4. You’ve Seen the Butcher
5. Beauty School
6. Prince
7. Rocket Skates
8. Sextape
9. Risk
10. 976-EVIL
11. This Place Is Death

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Deftones Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Deftones has announced the track listing to their new album, "Diamond Eyes," which will be released on May 18th. The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Diamond Eyes
02. Royal
03. CMND/CTRL
04. You’ve Seen the Butcher
05. Beauty School
06. Prince
07. Rocket Skates
08. Sextape
09. Risk
10. 976-EVIL
11. This Place Is Death

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Deftones Posts Free Song, Announces More Festivals

Deftones announced some more festival appearances. The band will perform at the Copenhell Festival in Denmark on June 11 and Nova Rock in Austria on June 13.

The band also recently announce they'll be playing the Vive Latino Fest in Mexico City in Mexico City on April 24. Details and tickets can be found here.

The band recently posted a free download of their new song, "Rocket Skates," which is off their upcoming album entitled "Diamond Eyes," due out on May 18th.

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Hellfest Confirms Finals Acts

The organisers of the French metal festival Hellfest has announced the last additions to the event's lineup. The already hugely impressive lineup will now also feature Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Saxon, Slayer, Deftones, Airbourne, Fear Factory, Carcass, Fields Of Nephilm, Infectious Grooves, Stone Sour, Hypocrisy, Exodus, Annihilator, Devin Townsend Project, Mass Hysteria, Doom, Dillinger Escape Plan, As I Lay Dying, Unearth, Tamtrum, Electric Mary Vulcain, Kalisia and Blaspheme. The festival will be held in Clisson from June 18th-20th.

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Deftones Reveals New Album Release Date, Title

Californian nu metal pioneers the Deftones has revealed that the name of their new studio album will be "Diamond Eyes." Fans can expect the album to hit the shelves on May 18th. In addition to this announcement, the band also announced that they will be posting a new song on their official called "Rocket Skates" on February 23rd. Stay tuned for further details.

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A Decade Of Metal In Review

On the 31 Dec 1999, no planes came crashing out of the sky, nuclear bombs went off or microwave ovens tried to eat anyone. However, times were about to change and in the metal scene change was already well underway. Let us take a stroll through the decade in metal that was.

Many of the 90s big names like Emperor and Pantera prepared to give their last venomous scream dying off in the wake of ever diminishing interest in the metal scene that had plagued the 90s. In the year 2000 a band named “Limp Bizkit” came out with an album called "Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water" and in a storm nu-metal took over the public perception of heavy music, changing the face of metal irreparably. Although nu-metal had already been pioneered by Korn, bands like Deftones, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Linkin Park all had breakout releases in 2000. More...

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Five More Bands Announced For Download 2010

The organisers of Britain' Download Festival have revealed that in addition the recent announcement that Aerosmith and Rage Against The Machine will be headlining the event over the weekend, five more bands have also been confirmed. American heavy metal favourites Lamb Of God will be performing, along with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour and veteran rocker Billy Idol. The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 11th - 13th.

The lineup is now as follows:

AC/DC (Friday headliner)
Them Crooked Vultures
Bullet For My Valentine
Wolfmother
Lamb Of God
Rage Against The Machine (Saturday headliner)
Deftones
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Megadeth
Billy Idol
Volbeat
Aerosmith (Sunday headliner)
Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Sour
Motorhead
Five Finger Death Punch

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