Deftones To Be Joined By Turnstile, Phantogram, Etc. At 2022 “Dia De Los Deftones” Festival

Deftones have revealed the details for this year’s “Dia de los Deftones” festival. The event will take place at Petco Park in San Diego, CA on November 5 and it will feature: Deftones, Turnstile, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs, Audrey Nuna, Destroy Boys, Provoker, and Cold Gawd.

Deftones To Release New Limited Edition “Phantom Bride” Hazy IPA

Deftones have teamed up with Belching Beaver once again to create a new double dry hopped hazy version of their “Phantom Bride” IPA. California residents can pre-order the limited edition beer HERE. It is expected to ship on August 1. The beverage will also be available in other locations at a later date. Here’s a description of it:

“This murky Phantom Bride has an incredible blend of intense tropical fruit, tangerine, and grapefruit with a rounded finish that doesn’t linger too long. Combined with a juicy mouthfeel and pillowy-soft bitterness, this beer pays homage to the OG Phantom Bride while being distinctive enough in its own right as a monster of a hazy beer. (ABV: 7.1%) 16oz 6-pack.”

Watch Deftones Perform “Headup” With Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler At 2022 Mad Cool Festival

During their set at this year’s Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain, Deftones were joined onstage by Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler for a performance of “Headup.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, NOFX, Etc. Set For 2022 Good Things Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Good Things Festival. The event will be held in Australia this December and it will feature: Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, NOFX (performing “Punk In Drublic”), TISM, The Amity Affliction, Gojira, One Ok Rock, 3OH!3, Blood Command, Chasing Ghosts, Cosmic Psychos, Electric Callboy, Fever 333, Jinjer, JXDN, Kisschasy (performing “United Paper People“), Lacuna Coil, Millencolin, Nova Twins, Polaris, Redhook, Regurgitator, Sabaton, Sleeping With Sirens, Soulfly, The Story So Far, and Thornhill. Here’s the dates:

12/02 Melbourne, AUS – Flemington Racecourse
12/03 Sydney, AUS – Centennial Park
12/04 Brisbane, AUS – Showgrounds

Watch Gojira Cover Sepultura’s “Territory” With Deftones’ Chino Moreno

During Gojira’s May 28 set in Minneapolis, MN, the band were joined onstage by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno for a cover of Sepultura‘s “Territory.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter Shares “Engine No. 9” Guitar Playthrough Video

Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter has shared a guitar playthrough video for the band’s song “Engine No. 9.“ That track appears on the group’s 1995 album “Adrenaline.”

Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter To Sit Out European/UK Tour

Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter will be sitting out the band’s upcoming European/UK tour. The guitarist commented:

“As much as I would love to be on the road with my brothers, playing for all of our incredible international fans, I have decided to remain playing domestically for now. With everything going on in the world, I’m just not ready to leave home and leave the country yet.I wish I can see each and every one of you, but for now, our good friend from Sacramento, Lance, will be fulfilling my duties. Although I’m watching from afar, I’ll be there in spirit with my Deftones family. “

Sergio Vega Says His Departure From Deftones “Was Never About Money”: “It’s Purely About Belonging”

During a recent appearance on “The Jasta Show,” Sergio Vega (Quicksand) further discussed his departure from Deftones. The bassist says the split “was never about money,” adding that it was “purely about belonging.”

Vega said the following:

“On a creative level, they were always super open and super cool. And really, when we talk about the other end, the financial end, which is something that I get, you’re Chino [Moreno, DEFTONES singer] and you have dependents, you have a lot of family, and [if] things go [to] a five-way split [from] a four-way split, it changes things and that’s something that impacts your life. So the financial shift and the financial swing becomes something that’s hard to reckon with. But for me, even in my position and my asks or negotiations were never speaking to that. Not that it was even possible. Being on half of the band’s catalog, you’re not ever going to see money from things you’re not a part of. But it was never even about money. Because even the publishing was there; that’s fine. It’s purely about belonging; it’s purely about just wanting to [feel] like you’re in it.”

“At the beginning, I was up for anything. I was just, like, ‘My friends are in trouble, and I just wanna help.’ My thing was, ‘Whatever you need I got.’ If it was to be, ‘Hey, play these bass lines. We got this thing.’ I’m, like, ‘Yeah. Cool.’ Being a hired gun, there’s no room for creative input — that’s fine. That would have been a thing, and you wrap your head around that. Initially, my only goal was to put my best foot forward and be a help to people in need and people that I cared about. And it was only because of the way that it was presented to me as, ‘This is how it’s gonna go down,’ where something that I started to go, ‘Hey…'”

He also added:

“This was a perennial thing. This was something that would come up, ‘Hey, guys.’ ‘Okay, cool. We’re really happy with the status quo.’ And it was never about money. It was always, like, ‘Here’s another raise.’ I was, like, ‘It’s not about that.’ And it was something that I think is a misconception, like I’m trying to bring a contractual change during a pandemic. I’m not.

Part of this weird dynamic was that having a dual kind of role in a sense of being a core and key writer, arranger and collaborator but also being someone who’s being paid on a salary created a dissonance. And not for myself, but for the whole thing. And so it’d be, like, hey, you’re home and you’re getting paid. But I’m, like, these are the parameters that I’ve been trying to change. I just wanna be in the same boat. Not about equal money or anything, but when times are good, times are good. When there’s income, we can draw from it. When there’s no income, you just hold on to your thing.

It was never about money and it was never about any of that. It was just about literally being in the same situation so that it didn’t create these opportunities for dissonance, where it was, like, ‘Oh, you’re doing this, but we’re paying you while you’re doing this.’ I got a call that was, like, ‘We’re hemorrhaging a lot of money on storage space and you.’ And I was, like, ‘That’s my problem. I’m compared to a storage space. I’m a line item.’ It’s not the money. It’s just the dynamic. So it wasn’t me asking for anything during the pandemic; it was the contract being canceled, which is their right. And then I was, like, ‘Okay, cool. This doesn’t work for anybody. We can finally address a total restructure.’ But at the end of the day, we weren’t able to really come to terms on that. So that’s fine. Basically, everything that I had said in [my initial video] statement is what kind of happened. And I totally understand their position. But mine is I have to respect my situation and my position as well, that it wasn’t something that… having that dissonance, for lack of a better word, was something that was pervasive, and it was something that ultimately was affecting me mentally as well.”

[via Blabbermouth]