Watch Previously Unreleased Live Footage Of Deftones Performing In Sacramento, CA Back In 1997

Footage of Deftones’ full September 11, 1997 set at the Press Club in Sacramento, CA has surfaced online via DeftonesLive. The video was filmed by Walker Edmondson and it also includes footage of the setup and soundcheck.

[via The PRP]

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Deftones Perform “Gauze” Live For The First Time

During Deftones’ August 31 set at the Pasadena Daydream Festival, the band performed “Gauze” live for the first time. You can see footage of that below. The track appears on the group’s 2012 album “Koi No Yokan.“

Deftones’ “Dia de los Deftones” Beer To Be Made Available At Select Distributors In California Tomorrow

Deftones and Belching Beaver have announced that their “Dia de los Deftones” beer will available at select distributors in California tomorrow (August 17), before expanding to other markets. The beverage, which is a 5% ABV Mexican-style lager with lime, is assumed to be the same exclusive beer from last year’s “Dia de los Deftones” festival. The 2019 edition of the event will take place on November 2 at Petco Park in San Diego, CA.

Deftones Recruit Chvrches, Gojira, Etc. For Second Annual “Dia De Los Deftones” Festival

Deftones have announced that their second annual “Dia De Los Deftones” festival will take place on November 2 at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. In addition to Deftones, the event will also feature: Chvrches, Gojira, JPEGMAFIA, Megan Thee Stallion, Hum, Youth Code, and Brutus. Deftones frontman Chino Moreno commented:

“In our second year of our festival, the exciting challenge for us is to make sure we once again give the fans a wonderful day of music that reflects the diversity of our own tastes. Each artist fits a different vertical of the music that we all love. There is truly something for everyone.”

Footage Of Deftones Performing “My Own Summer (Shove It)” & “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)” Live For The First Time Surfaces Online

Footage of Deftones performing “My Own Summer (Shove It)” and “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)” live for the first time has surfaced online courtesy of DeftonesLive. The videos were filmed by Walker Edmondson during a show at The Press Club in Sacramento, CA on September 11, 1997.

Deftones & Dimmu Borgir Live Albums From 1998 “Dynamo Open Air” Festival To Be Released In May

As previously reported, the organizers of the Dynamo Open Air festival in the Netherlands recorded over 300 shows during its 1986-2005 run and have been releasing them as part of a series of new live releases. The latest two are 1998 live recordings from Deftones and Dimmu Borgir. The Dimmu Borgir release will be available on May 17, while the Deftones release will be available on May 24.

Deftones – “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998“:

01. “Lotion”
02. “My Own Summer (Shove It)”
03. “Root”
04. “Teething“/”Life’s A Bitch” (partial Nas cover)
05. “Around The Fur”
06. “MX”
07. “7 Words”
08. “Bored”
09. “Mascara”
10. “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)”
11. “Headup” (feat. Max Cavalera)
12. “Engine No. 9” (feat. Max Cavalera)

Dimmu Borgir – “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998“:

01. “Spellbound (By The Devil)”
02. “Stormblåst”
03. “Entrance”
04. “Master Of Disharmony”
05. “Behind The Curtains Of Night – Phantasmagoria”
06. “In Death’s Embrace”
07. “Mourning Palace”
08. “Metal Heart” (Accept cover)

[via The PRP]

Chino Moreno On New Deftones Material: “We’re Definitely Getting Into Experimental Sort Of Modes”

Chino Moreno recently talked a bit about Deftones’ new material as part of an interview in the latest issue of Kerrang!. According to him, the band are currently “getting into experimental sort of modes.”

Moreno said the following when asked which song or mood from the band’s past best represents the new music they are working on:

“That’s a good question, I don’t know, and it’s hard to say. Where we are with our writing process right now, it’s really difficult for me to put a single look on what we’re doing. It’s morphing every day that we get together and write.

We’re definitely getting into experimental sort of modes, which is the funnest phase that we get into. One of the biggest records in our career is obviously ‘White Pony‘, and it’s our most commercially successful record as well, but that was also one of our most experimental records, especially for the time when it came out. That record, making it was… what’s a good word to describe it? We felt really free.

We basically made whatever we liked, whatever was happening at that moment. It didn’t really go along with what was going on around us, as far as our contemporaries and where other music was.”

He then added the following when asked if that was a reaction against nü-metal:

“Well, at the time, honestly, with bands like Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach and what was to be coined nü-metal or whatever, that was at its height. And we probably made our most un-nü-metal record. I don’t know why we did it. Like I said, we were into experimenting more than we were trying to do something that we felt we already did.

That’s why it’s hard to answer the question about the future and what comes next. But if anything I would say that [I’m reminded of] ‘White Pony‘, that record in general, because it was probably us at our most experimental.”

He also said the following when asked if the current sessions are similar to that time period:

“We’re a little bit in that mode where we’re just trying completely different ways of doing things. And that’s what keeps it fun for us for the most; not really knowing what’s going to became of this, or what type of record we’re making—just letting it kind of happen. It’s been good on that level. That’s the best way I can describe where we’re at, and where we’re going.”

[via The PRP]