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Deftones is an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. Formed in 1988, the band was founded by Chino Moreno (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums) and Dominic Garcia (bass). During the group's first five years, the band's lineup changed several times, but stabilized in 1993 when Cunningham rejoined the group after his departure in 1990; by this time, Chi Cheng was the band's bassist. The lineup remained stable for fifteen years, with the exception of keyboardist and turntablist Frank Delgado being added in 1999. The band is known as one of the most experimental groups to have come from the alternative metal music scene. They are sometimes dubbed "the Radiohead of metal" by critics.

Deftones have released eight albums since their inception. After the lineup settled in 1993, the band secured a recording contract with Maverick Records, and subsequently released their debut album, Adrenaline, in 1995. Promoting the album by touring exhaustively with other bands in the scene, Deftones managed to gain a dedicated fan base through word of mouth. Their sophomore album, Around the Fur, was released in 1997. The album and its singles reached chart positions, and the album was the band's first to receive certification from the RIAA. The band found even further success with their third album, White Pony, in 2000. It showed a transition away from the band's earlier sound into a more experimental direction. Its lead single, "Change (In the House of Flies)", is the group's most commercially successful single, and the album track "Elite" won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. White Pony was the band's first of three albums to be certified platinum in the United States.

Their self-titled fourth album was released in 2003. While the group's critical success continued, sales proved to be lackluster compared to White Pony. The follow-up, Saturday Night Wrist, was released in 2006 after a temporary falling out within the band due to creative tensions. Its completion was also delayed by personal issues within the band, some of which influenced its material. In 2008, while Deftones were working on an album tentatively titled Eros, Cheng was involved in a traffic collision. As a result, he was left in a minimally conscious state until his death in 2013 of cardiac arrest. During that time, Deftones halted production on Eros. Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega, who had filled in as a touring member to replace Cheng, later became his permanent replacement. The band released Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Their latest release, titled Gore, was released in 2016.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Adrenaline Deftones 4.5 5
1997 Around the Fur Deftones 4.2 7
2000 White Pony Deftones 4.35 13
2003 Deftones Deftones 4.65 8
2006 Saturday Night Wrist Deftones 4 5
2010 Diamond Eyes Deftones 4.25 8
2012 Koi No Yokan Deftones 3.8 5
2016 Gore Deftones 3.5 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 ...And Friends (Unofficial Release) Deftones 1
1999 Freaks! Deftones 1
2000 Viva Las Vegas Deftones 1
2001 The Ultimate Demo Collection Deftones 1
2005 B-Sides & Rarities Deftones 4 3
2010 Greatest Hits Deftones 1
2011 Covers Deftones 1
2011 The Vinyl Collection Deftones 1
Alpha Test Deftones 1
Anger Deftones 1
Covers Deftones 1
Don't Fuck With the Deftones Deftones 1
Rare & Acoustic Deftones 1
Rare! Deftones 1

Album + Compilation + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
(Like) Linus Deftones 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 1997-12-02: Lightning Strikes: Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH, USA Deftones 1
2002 Live in Hawaii: Music in High Places Deftones 4 2
2002 Drunken Waldrock Deftones 1
1998-05-30: Dynamo Festival, Kunstijsbaan, Eindhoven, Netherlands Deftones 1
2000-06-06: Brixton Academy, London, UK Deftones 1
2000-08-13: Acoustic Live in Las Vegas (X-107.5) Deftones 1
2000-08-31: Two Days a Week Festival, Wiesen, Austria Deftones 1
2001-01-21: Rock in Rio, Cidade do Rock, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Deftones 1
2001-06-30: Wasted at Wâldrock: Festivalterrein Zomerweg, Burgum, Netherlands Deftones 1
2001-08-04: Rolling Rock Town Fair, Latrobe, PA, USA Deftones 1
2003-06-07: Pinkpop Festival, Megaland, Landgraaf, Netherlands Deftones 1
2003-09-27: Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France Deftones 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 7 Words Deftones 4
1995 Bored Deftones 1
1997 My Own Summer (Shove It) Deftones 4 4
1998 Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) Deftones 4 2
2000 Change (In the House of Flies) Deftones 5 4
2000 Back to School (Mini Maggit) Deftones 3 3
2001 Digital Bath Deftones 1
2003 Minerva Deftones 1
2003 Hexagram Deftones 1
2006 Hole in the Earth Deftones 3
2007 Mein Deftones 2
2007 Deftones & Mastodon Sampler Deftones / Mastodon 1
2010 Diamond Eyes Deftones 1
2010 Rocket Skates Deftones 3
2010 Sextape Deftones 1
2010 You've Seen the Butcher Deftones 1
2012 Leathers Deftones 1
2012 Tempest Deftones 1
2012 Leathers/Rosemary Deftones 1
2013 Romantic Dreams Deftones 2
2016 Prayers/Triangles Deftones 2
2016 Doomed User Deftones 1
2016 Hearts/Wires Deftones 1
2016 Doomed User Deftones 1

Single + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Linus Deftones 1
1992 Like Linus Deftones 1
1992 Root / Engine No. 9 Deftones 1
1993 Engine No. 9 / 7 Words Deftones 1
1994 Root / Nosebleed Deftones 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 Prayers/Triangles (Com Truise Remix) Deftones 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Live Deftones 3
2013 Live: Vol. 1 - Selections From Adrenaline Deftones 2

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