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Deftones

Postby rockgeek » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:36 pm

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Deftones is an American rock/alternative metal 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 November 2008, dying on April 13, 2013.

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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Re: Deftones

Postby Blackwater » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:42 pm

Probably the worst band of the festival.
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Re: Deftones

Postby Maiden Hammer » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:22 pm

Another one I'll give a miss to.

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Re: Deftones

Postby PurpleDemon » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:15 pm

Great band to finally get at Sonisphere. Not seen them since 2009 so will be nice to catch them again.
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Re: Deftones

Postby wheresmysnare » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:27 am

Blackwater wrote:Probably the worst band of the festival.


Dafuq?

Out of interest who is your favourite band at the festival?

***ahh actually you listen to the cardigans and like joke metal bands so forget about it

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Re: Deftones

Postby diggerboot » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:51 pm

Greatly looking forward to seeing the Deftones , almost went to see them at R & L (along with NiN ) but couldnt face a day of bombed kids being r soles so really happy they're playing. Not my favourite band by any stretch , but love the feel and sounds of Adrenaline and White Pony so hope they'll play a good selection from them :music-rockon:

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Re: Deftones

Postby PurpleDemon » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:36 pm

diggerboot wrote:Greatly looking forward to seeing the Deftones


Yeah, subbing to the Iron Maidens is a great spot for them.
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Re: Deftones

Postby mart356 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:14 pm

Main reason I bought a ticket, cant wait.

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Re: Deftones

Postby the_arsonist » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:58 pm



Unreleased song from Eros that they've put up for the anniversary of Chi's death. Absolutely incredible, if they play this at soni I might actually cry because I'm a massive pussy.

RIP Chi
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Re: Deftones

Postby wheresmysnare » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:43 am

Yeah I saw that smile track, I think I actually prefer the Eros sound to Diamond Eyes now, seems a bit darker

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Re: Deftones

Postby barrygilligan2014 » Fri May 09, 2014 3:41 pm

"Change In The House Of Flies", "Pink Maggot" I mean yeah White Pony is a good album. "Adrenaline" and "Around The Fur" being the early Deftones as well as the "Like Linus Demo". Chino's voice is so soothing

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Re: Deftones

Postby houston404 » Fri May 16, 2014 11:23 am

Blackwater wrote:Probably the worst band of the festival.


Think this maybe the first time I've agreed with you :o I really just can't hear whats so great about them.
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