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Deftones

Deftones were one of the first groups to alternate heavy riffs and screamed vocals with moreetherealmusicandhushedsinging. - spawning a fair amount of imitators in their wake. The group first formed inSacramento,Californiaduring1988,when thenhigh school students Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums), andChino Moreno(vocals)firstbeganto jamtogether. They chose the name Deftones and began playing out locally shortlythereafter,goingthroughseveraldifferent bassplayers before finding a permanent bassist in the form of Chi Cheng.

Adrenaline Although the group was more ...read more

Deftones were one of the first groups to alternate heavy riffs and screamed vocals with moreetherealmusicandhushedsinging. - spawning a fair amount of imitators in their wake. The group first formed inSacramento,Californiaduring1988,when thenhigh school students Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums), andChino Moreno(vocals)firstbeganto jamtogether. They chose the name Deftones and began playing out locally shortlythereafter,goingthroughseveraldifferent bassplayers before finding a permanent bassist in the form of Chi Cheng.

Adrenaline Although the group was more heavy metal-based early on, the early '90s sawDeftonesexpandtheirsoundevenfurther, inspired by such groundbreakers as Tool, Rage Against the Machine, and Faith NoMore. Astrong four-songdemo wascompleted soon after, and it landed the group a recording contract with Madonna'slabel,Maverick.Enlistingtheservices ofSoundgarden and Pantera producer Terry Date (who would eventually become aregularproducer forthegroup),the quartet'sdebut full-length, Adrenaline, was issued in October of 1995. While the albumwasn'taninstantsuccess,Deftones built adedicated fan base the old-fashioned way -- by touring relentlessly (both on theirownandopeningfor moreestablished actsas Ozzy Osbourne, L7, and Korn). With sales of Adrenaline topping200,000copies,expectationswere highfor theirsophomore release, Around the Fur. Issued in October of 1997, it morethandelivered,catapulting the bandto thetop of thealt-metal mountain on the strength of such MTV/radio faves as "MyOwnSummer (ShoveIt)" and "Be QuietandDrive (FarAway)." Sometime after the album's release, turntablist/keyboardistFrankDelgado (who hadhelped out on thefirsttwoalbums) formally joined up and expanded the group's lineup to a five-piece.

A seven-track import EP, 1999's Live, was issued as a stopgap release as Deftones began work ontheirthirdstudioeffort(Chengalso issued a spoken word release, The Bamboo Parachute, around this time as well).WhitePonywaseventuallyreleased in Juneof 2000 and proved to be one of the most eagerly anticipated heavy rock releasesoftheyear.The albumwas another success(debuting at number three on the album charts), and it showed thequintetunafraidtoexperiment withits sound, as Moreno letsuch '80s modern rock influences as the Cure and the SmithsseepintoDeftones'sound. (Aftertouring wrapped up for the album,Moreno formed Team Sleep and began recordinganeponymousalbum, whichwas delayednumerous times but finally saw releasein 2005.) Soon Deftones reunited to work onnewideas, andenlisted Dateagain tohelm their new album. Eagerly anticipated byboth fans and critics alike, Deftones droppedinMay 2003and spawnedthesingle "Minerva." The quintet then embarked on theSummer Sanitarium tour with MetallicaandLinkin Park.Deftones endeduppeaking at number two on the Billboard 200, and theband took a well-deserved break forrestand sideprojects. InOctober2005, Deftones issued a two-disc set of B-sides andrarities before returning with a newstudiofull-length,SaturdayNightWrist, a year later.

In 2007, the band began working on Eros, which was set to be their sixth album. The albumwasdelayedindefinitelywhenbassistChi Cheng was involved in a serious car accident that left him in a coma. Cheng wasreplacedbyQuicksandbassistSergio Vegain 2009, and the band got back to touring and recording. Though Eros was stillshelved, in2010thebandreleased a new album,Diamond Eyes. Cheng partially regained consciousness in 2012 and returnedhometorecover,thoughhe wouldn't be in goodenough shape to appear on the band's seventh album, Koi No Yokan,whicharrivedlater thatyear. « hide

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LPs
Koi No Yokan
11/13/2012

4
2,023 Votes
Diamond Eyes
2010

4.2
3,234 Votes
Saturday Night Wrist
2006

3.9
2,365 Votes
Deftones
2003

3.7
2,171 Votes
White Pony
2000

4.4
3,685 Votes
Around the Fur
1997

4.1
2,436 Votes
Adrenaline
1995

3.6
1,769 Votes
EPs
Back to School (Mini Maggit)
2001

3.2
155 Votes
Live
1999

3.5
40 Votes
(Like) Linus
1993

3.4
99 Votes
Compilations
Covers
2011

3.3
74 Votes
B-Sides and Rarities
2005

3.6
473 Votes
The Ultimate Demo Collection
1995

3.6
4 Votes

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