“Plow Magazine” – 1997 // Chino Interviewed

PLOW snowboarding magazine March 1997 wwww.deftonesworld.com “The Deftones” by Bob Hernandez Their music has been described as being situated somewhere between industrial, hard-core and rap. They’ve played with seemingly every band out there today, everyone from Anthrax to L7. Kiss to No Doubt. And despite being ignored for the most pat by MTV and mainstream […]

“Drummer Magazine” – 1997 // Abe Interviewed

Abe Cunningham of the Deftones: By Matt Peiken. Of Heavy music were like fine wine, 1997 would go down as a sweet vintage. Let’s take an inventory: Metallica “Re-loaded”, Pantera kicked out live brutality, Korn and Tool headlined Lollopalooza, and the Ozzfesttour pushed up & comers like Coal Chamber, Powerman 5000, and Machine Head into […]

“Undecover” – 1997 // Abe Interviewed

The Mighty Mighty Deftones By Paul Cashmere Tranquil Sacramento, California is the home of possibly the world’s heaviest band, The Deftones. The band is made up of two Mexicans, a Chinese guy and a white dude, all with common musical tastes. The mutual friends formed around 10 years ago and were one for the first […]

“Metal Hammer” – 1997 // Chino and Max Interviewed

Metal Hammer, September 1997 Chino and Max comments about “HEADUP”… “Then of course, there¹s the track Deftones did with their close pal Max Cavalera. Moreno explains the genisis of that special tune: ³It¹s a crazy ass song. We all sat around and wrote in the studio and jammed some stuff and came out with a […]

“Bass Player” – 1997 // Chi Interviewed

BASS Player May 1997 BASS Notes Chi Cheng, The Zen of Metal www.deftonesworld.com By Thomas Wictor It’s hard to put the Deftones’ Chi Cheng into a neat little box – just as his band itself defies categorization. Ostensibly a heavy metal outfit, the quartet from Sacramento, California, is no clutch of head-banging, oafish thrashers. Lead […]

“Guitar School” – 1997 // Chino, Chi and Stef Interviewed

Chino, Stef and Chi interviewed by Guitar School ©1997 <———-> Over the past two years, the Deftones have toured incessantly in support of their 1995 Maverick debut, Adrenalize, celebrating the untrammeled id at every stop from coast to coast. Metalheads, skaters and punks have all been inflamed by the Deftones’ firestorm of noise, which blends […]

“Drummer Magazine” – 1997 // Abe Interviewed

DRUMMER DUDE (Issue #6) By Randy Sanders www.deftonesworld.com ————– Hangin’ in your hometown with your band budz – getting ready to start a world tour which will land you on bills with Pantera, White Zombie and Dick Dale among others, sounds like a cool way to kick off the summer! Eve since being signed to […]

“Deftones.com” – 1996 // Critical Soundbites

“On the outside, Sacramento’s DEFTONES are all pummeling rhythms and high anxiety, but delving further into the music turns up some surprising nuances: traces of post-punk pop, tinges of rap, a pinch of industrial grit. Chino Moreno rants, sobs, croons and even works some Middle Eastern overtones into his vocals, while Stephen Carpenter’s guitar shifts […]

“Entertainment Ave” – December, 1996 // Stef Interviewed

Stef interviewed by Stu Gotz (Entertainment Ave!) © December 4, 1996 <—————-> I first met Stephan Carpenter of Deftones after a KISS show here in Chicago. He was just hanging outside his tour bus while Chino was on a tirade spouting out about what rock and roll really is all about. Wedge, Deftones tour manager, […]

“Phoenix News” – October, 1996 // Chino Interviewed

Stage Fright Desert Sky damage put at $150,000 after besotted musician allegedly incites riot By David Holthouse The mood was surly in a dressing room inhabited by the Deftones, the ninth of ten bands scheduled to play at the 1996 U-Fest, an annual rock festival that erupted into a riot, causing a reported $150,000 in […]

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