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Sacramento, United States (1988 – present)

Deftones is an American / band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1988, consisting of Chino Moreno (lead vocals and guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), Frank Delgado (keyboards and turntables), and Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion). Sergio Vega (formerly of Quicksand) took on bass duties in mid-2009 in substitution for Cheng, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident in Santa Clara, California on November 4, 2008. Cheng remained in a coma until his death on April 13, 2013 due to cardiac arrest.

While they were mostly an alternative metal band in their early years, their sound changed into something more complex and experimental in 2000, as a result they are often coined today as an alternative rock band.

Critics have often praised them as one of the closest to unique rock bands of recent years for their innovative, atmospheric music; as Johnny Loftus writes, “Rock critics usually reserve a special place for Deftones above or at least away from the rest of the turn-of-the-century metal movement […] Deftones have always seemed more curious, more willing to incorporate traditionally revered sounds like dream pop and DC hardcore into their Northern California alt-metal.”

Frontman Chino Moreno’s poetic lyrics—described by a Time magazine critic as “fiercely intelligent”—are often evocative, yet are sparse enough to allow for multiple interpretations.


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  • StephenR4968

    So fucking excited for the next album.

    5 hours ago Reply
  • MandalayLom

    И ни хера мне не расказывайте что мол Чино Морено - жирдяй, Deftones моя любимая банда, а в добавок я сам толстый.

    Yesterday 6:49pm Reply
  • lapibafleur

    Los amo tanto, che.

    26 Jan 6:52am Reply
  • AnkhPL

    the best band for driving!

    23 Jan 11:57am Reply
  • Kurumi-Tokisaki

    That nu metal tag is so misleading.

    23 Jan 9:21am Reply
  • mofewi

    So fucking good, every single album.

    23 Jan 3:08am Reply
  • Brickfaced

    I need a new album [5]. And Eros too.

    21 Jan 12:23am Reply
  • lapibafleur

    THE VIDEO FOOTAGE IS FUCKING INSANE. THIS BAND IS GOING TO KILL ME SOON. CANT' WAIT...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (im also screaming while writing this shit)

    20 Jan 6:06pm Reply
  • CarloDeDonno

    The song leaked from Eros is touching... I hope with all my heart that they will release it.

    19 Jan 10:58pm Reply
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    19 Jan 9:02pm Reply
  • lejk_ap_nijo was it here already?

    19 Jan 8:40pm Reply
  • ichbinderjan

    Over 10k scrobbles. This surely is the soundtrack of my life! Need a new album tho (Eros getting released would be the most epic thing to happen ever) [4]

    19 Jan 7:50pm Reply
  • my_ataxia

    regret not having heard them earlier

    19 Jan 7:02pm Reply
  • sfericwaves

    I need a new album [3] Amor eterno!

    18 Jan 10:21pm Reply
  • lapibafleur

    ♥.. the soundtrack of my life.-

    18 Jan 8:57pm Reply
  • derangement_bg

    Amazing band and yes, can't wait homie Nick Diaz to deliver that beatdown on Anderson Silva - February 1st. :D

    17 Jan 10:31pm Reply
  • Rakeeater

    I need a new album [2]

    17 Jan 3:51pm Reply

    The sound of the waves collide, tonight ♪♥

    17 Jan 8:03am Reply
  • StephenR4968

    I'm just going to sit here and masturbate until the new album comes out. *violent fapping sounds echo throughout the shoutbox*

    15 Jan 6:01pm Reply
  • MandalayLom

    Я в дуще немного христианин и поэтому лицо Чино Морено у меня олицетворяется с Богом

    15 Jan 5:03am Reply
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