Deftones Announce Inaugural “Dia De Los Deftones” Festival

Deftones will be launching their own festival called “Dia De Los Deftones” on November 3 in San Diego, CA. The event will take place at Petco Park at the Park, and in addition to Deftones it will include: Future, Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Rocket From The Crypt, Ho99o9, Doja Cat, Vein, and Vowws. Deftones commented:

“We are so excited, and proud to announce the first annual Dia de los Deftones. For years, we’ve played on festivals with such amazing and diverse line-ups, and that was the goal when we put together our line-up. We want this event to be a celebration; with the incredible artists we’ve assembled, and the experiences we’re curating for the site, it’s going to be a wonderful day and night for all who join us in San Diego.”

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Deftones Perform “Battle-Axe” & Their Cover Of The Cure‘s “If Only We Could Sleep“ Live For The First Time Since 2007

During Deftones’ June 20 set at the Meltdown Festival in London, England, the band performed “Battle-Axe” and their cover of The Cure‘s “If Only We Could Sleep“ live for the first time since 2007. The group also played “Birthmark” for the first time since 2015. You can see footage of all that below, along with a video of Chino Moreno touring Royal Festival Hall, where the show was held.

Deftones Release “Digital Bath” Beer

Deftones have teamed up with Belching Beaver Brewery again to create their fourth beer. This one, which is called “Digital Bath,” is a New England Style IPA with notes of citrus. The beverage is available at the brewer’s various locations.

Chino Moreno Says Deftones Have About Six Or Seven Songs For Their Next Album

It looks like Deftones’ recent studio photos were definitely taken during writing sessions for their next album. Chino Moreno has now confirmed to Rock.com.ar that the band currently have about six or seven songs for the effort. The tracks are still evolving at this point, and no deadlines have been set as far as when things will be finished.

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Moreno said the following [translated from Spanish via The PRP]:

“There are six or seven songs, which are still mutating. They are very powerful, and I am anxious because, as I told you before, it has been a collaborative process. I think all our albums were postcards of what we were going through at each moment. Either with ‘Adrenaline‘ (1995), we were boys, with ‘White Pony‘, we had matured a little, with ‘Diamond Eyes‘ (2010) or with which we are recording. Everyone has their own feeling, because it belongs to an era. Today we are older guys, I suppose, but we still enjoy making songs with marked riffs, cool melodies and a lot of groove. It is fun.”

Moreno also said guitarist Stephen Carpenter, who originally had problems getting involved in the “Gore“ sessions, is more involved this time around:

“We really want Stephen to have a strong role on all the albums, but in this case [‘Gore‘] it did not turn out the way we wanted. Most of his problems were not about Deftones, but about personal things. The best part is that now we are writing songs for the new album, and unlike ‘Gore‘, it’s been a joint effort.”

You can read more at Rock.com.ar.

Deftones Appear To Be Further Teasing New Writing Sessions

Many speculated that Deftones were writing new material after they shared some studio photos last month. Now, those rumors have heated up again with the band having shared a couple more pictures:

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Back at it. #stefdodoubleg #deftones #fujifilm #fujixt2

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Are Deftones Working On New Material?

It appears Deftones may be working on some new material. The band made the below Instagram posts:

Someone say jam?! #deftones #backatit #fujixt2 #fujifilm #xt2

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ESPxSRC #deftones #espguitars #fujifilm #fujixt2 #xt2

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Deftones Release “Good Morning Beautiful” Beer

Deftones have teamed up with Belching Beaver Brewery again to create their third beer. This one, which is called “Good Morning Beautiful,” is a brown ale with coconut, coffee, and maple syrup. The beverage is expected to ship throughout the U.S. over the next two weeks.