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White Pony of California - Deftones

June 7 2006

History of Deftones goes back to 1988 when students Stephen Carpenter (Stephen Carpenter guitar) Abe Cunningham (Abe Kunningem-drums) and Chino Moreno (Chino Moreno, vocals) came together in a single command. California children in their musical endeavor helped accident - Stephen knocked the drunk driver, and the money received as compensation, the guys have bought the necessary equipment.

The band stylistically focused on metal, but then it became noticeable effect is gaining momentum and popularity of nu-metal. Deftones came up with the times and expanded the stylistic scope of his music under the influence of Tool, Rage Against The Machine and Faith No More.
Deftones give concerts, local scale, simultaneously trying a number of bass players until they find a permanent member of the collective Chi Cheng (Chi Cheng).

Recorded a demo of 4 songs, the band signed a record deal with Madonna Maveric.

In 1995, the debut album, Adrenaline, to work on that helped Terry Date, known for his work with Pantera and Soundgarden. There were also filmed the video for Bored and 7 Words. However, despite the support of the label, the album is very much attention is not drawn. However, it sold about 200,000 copies of the album and the group bombed the meantime, live performances, both solo and opening for Ozzy Osbourne, L7 and Korn.

2 years after the second album - Around The Fur. Released in October 1997, he surpassed all expectations, and the band hit the top of the alternative metal through such songs as My Own Summer and Be Quiet and Drive, which received a rigid rotation on radio and MTV. At the same time joined the group Frank Delgado (Frank Delgado), who gets up for the turntables and became the fifth member of the group. After the release of the band went on tour with Limp Bizkit and Will Haven. Did not fail the California quintet is now to take part in tribute to Depeche Mode in 1998, making his version of the song To Have And To Hold.

Published in 1999 pomezhutochny single Live, Deftones began to record their third studio album, which goes some experiments, bringing his music sounds The Cure and The Smiths. White Pony was released in June of 2000 and was the most anticipated rock releases of the year. The disc took the third spot in the charts Billboard, and the fans happy rushed to buy up the "red" and "black" limited edition that included bonus tracks. Also enjoyed great popularity singles Change (In The House Of Flies), and Back To School.

The album has exceeded one million copies, and then the band went on tour in support of Godsmack and Puddle of mudd. However, the summer tour in 2001 was greatly reduced due to the fact that doctors have found Moreno serious throat problems.

In 2001 godu published a collection of Back to school, including both live and studio recordings. Then Deftones went on a tour called Back 2 School Tour with Taproot, and Incubus. Shortly thereafter, Deftones received a Grammy Award for Best nu-metal band. "

On his return from the tour, the band went to work on new material in his own studio. Working title for the fourth studio album was Lovers. According to Moreno decorum, it was conceived as a "truly hardcore album: loud and heavy."

Despite a productive first work on the album, its release date was postponed several times because the musicians were also busy working on their side projects. In the end, the long awaited album was released May 21, 2003 titled Deftones. Following the release followed a series of concerts and performances at festivals, among them - Summer Sanitarium tour with Metallica and Linkin Park. Deftones appeared on the second line of the Billboard 200 and the group decided to take a well-deserved break for rest and work on side projects.In October 2005, Deftones have released a double disc with b-sides and rarities.

With regards to side projects of musicians, then at the dawn of his career, Moreno has participated in the album, Tony Iommi Iommi, and then creates his side project Team Sleep, a producer who once again made by Terry Date. Kunningem resumed cooperation with former team Phallucy, Delgado participated in the hip-hop crew The codefendants, and Carpenter - in Kush, and Chimaira.

This summer, 21 and 22 June, the group will visit Russia and will play 2 concerts (in the Moscow Palace of Culture. Gorbunova and in Petersburg club "Port").


Chino Moreno - vocals
Stephen Carpenter - gitara
Chi Cheng - bass
Abe Cunningham - drums
Frank Delgado - DJ


Adrenaline - 1995
Around The Fur - 1997
White Pony - 2000
Deftones - 2003
B-Sides & Rarities - 2005

Васильева Камилла

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