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Deftones is a platinum selling, Grammy award winning /metal band from Sacramento, California formed in 1988.

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. Moreno has cited Morrissey, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, The Cure’s Robert Smith, and Depeche Mode’s David Gahan among his favorite singers, and beyond an occasional similarity in vocal technique, these singers’ sweeping sense of drama and delicate vulnerability is often evident in Moreno’s vocals.

Deftones members have worked on several side projects, including Moreno’s Team Sleep and drummer Abe Cunningam’s Phallucy. Guitarist Stephen Carpenter works with a group called Kush, featuring members of Fear Factory and Cypress Hill. Turntablist Frank Delgado has a DJ crew with DJ Crook of Team Sleep, DJ Julez and Matt D called Decibel Devils.

* Chino Moreno (vocals, guitar)
* Stephen Carpenter (guitar)
* Abe Cunningham (drums)
* Chi Cheng (bass, backing vocals)
* Frank Delgado (turntablist/keyboardist/sampler)

(Incidentally, Carpenter is generally credited with “strings”, though if he actually plays anything other than electric guitar it’s not immediately apparent.)

Releases:

1992 - like linus (demo)
1995 - Adrenaline
1996 - Around the Fur
2000 - White Pony
2002 - Music in High Places: Deftones - Live In Hawaii (DVD)
2002 - Back to School (Mini Maggit) (EP)
2003 - Deftones
2005 - B-Sides & Rarities (with accompanying DVD video library and live footage)
2006 - Saturday Night Wrist
2008 ( to be expected ) - Eros

Album Around the Fur (1997) features Soulfly’s Max Cavalera on Headup.
Album White Pony (2000) features Tool’s Maynard James Keenan on Passenger.
Also on Album White Pony (2000) features STP’s Scot weiland on RX Queen.
Album Saturday Night Wrist (2006) features System of a Down’s Serj Tankian on Mein.

Edited by shoxrocks on 12 Aug 2008, 16:50

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Formed in
  • 1988
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  • Sacramento, California
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