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]

Deftones To Release New Music In 2019

Deftones have been working on new music recently and it appears fans will get to hear it next year. The band shared the below Instagram post with the following hashtags: #2019, #newmusic, #deftones and #sacramento.

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Deftones Planning To Bring Their “Dia de los Deftones” Festival Back In 2019

Deftones’ first-ever “Dia de los Deftones” festival was held at Petco Park in San Diego, CA on November 3 and it looks like the band are planning to bring it back next year. The group revealed the news while sharing the below recap video. This year’s event featured Deftones along with Future, Mike Shinoda, Rocket From The Crypt, Ho99o9, Doja Cat, Vein, and Vowws.

Deftones Announce Limited Edition Mexican Lager “Dia de los Deftones”

Deftones have teamed up with Belching Beaver Brewery once again to create a new limited edition Mexican lager called “Dia de los Deftones.” The beverage will only be available at the band’s festival of the same name. That event will take place at Petco Park in San Diego, CA on Saturday (November 3) and it will feature Deftones along with Future, Mike Shinoda, Rocket From The, Crypt, Ho99o9, Doja Cat, Vein, and Vowws.

Here’s Some More Pictures From Deftones’ Recent Writing Sessions

Deftones have been working on new material in Sacramento, CA and the band’s programmer Frank Delgado has shared some more photos from their recent writing sessions. You can check those out below:

[via The PRP]

Deftones Appear To Be Back In The Studio Working On New Material

It looks like Deftones have been back in the studio working on new material. The band shared the following photos from recent sessions in Sacramento, CA.

[via The PRP]