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DEFTONES Members Talk Gear In New Video Interview

YouTube Preview ImageVocalist Chino Moreno and bassist Sergio Vega of the DEFTONES recently sat down with Orange artist rep Alex Auxier to discuss their gear, including the Thunderverb 50, AD200B Bass Head, OBC810 speaker cabinet, pedals, and guitars. Check out the clip below.

This fall, Reprise Records will release a limited edition vinyl box set from Sacramento, California’s DEFTONES. “Deftones: The Vinyl Collection, 1995 – 2011” will be available October 25 exclusively via Deftones.com and BecauseSoundMatters.com. The collection is a seven-album (8 LP) retrospective containing the band’s six studio albums — 1995’s “Adrenaline”, 1997’s “Around The Fur”, 2000’s “White Pony”, 2003’s “Deftones”, 2006’s “Saturday Night Wrist”, and 2010’s “Diamond Eyes”, and the limited-edition 2011 Record Store Day release “Covers”. Each album has been exclusively re-cut for vinyl from the original master recordings and pressed on 180-gram European virgin vinyl. The collection, which includes a unique lithograph and cover art, comes packaged in a hand numbered collector’s box pressing of 1,000 copies worldwide.

SOURCE: blabbermouth.net

Rocksound Behind-the-Scenes at Leeds Festival

Rocksound.TV walked with Deftones to the stage at this past weekend’s Leeds Festival in the UK. Check out their footage here.

CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman Performs With DEFTONES In Helsinki

YouTube Preview ImageCHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho joined DEFTONES on stage last night (Tuesday, August 30) at Circus in Helsinki, Finland to perform the song “Root”. Fan-filmed video footage his appearance can be seen below.

Deftones interview with Kerrang!

YouTube Preview ImageKerrang! magazine conducted an interview with DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham and vocalist Chino Moreno at the Reading festival, which is being held August 26-28 in Reading, England. You can now watch the chat below.

DEFTONES recently began laying the groundwork for its seventh studio release, tentatively due next year. Vocalist Chino Moreno told Billboard magazine that all five members of the group were recording their own ideas already, but that DEFTONES music doesn’t really emerge until the full band gets into a room together and starts jamming.

He explained, “We find that when we actually get together in a rehearsal spot where there’s no distractions and we can work together cohesively as a band, that’s really when we’re writing songs.”

2010’s “Diamond Eyes” has been one of DEFTONES’ most successful outings. The set’s latest single, “You’ve Seen The Butcher”, was a Top 15 rock radio hit.

DEFTONES will once again record with Sergio Vega on bass. Vega stepped in for touring purposes after original bassist Chi Cheng was left in a semi-comatose state by a November 2008 car accident, and stayed on to record “Diamond Eyes” with the group.

source: blabbermouth.net

Stef’s Side Project, Sol Invicto, releases EP

SOL INVICTO, the side project of DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and Richie Londres from the C.L.P. (CULTURA LONDRES PROYECTO) on production/guitar, has made its debut EP, “Initium”, available for free download at this location. The project is described in a press release as “twisted cinematic drum ‘n’ bass mixed with the tones of Stephen Carpenter and tribal percussion of CYPRESS HILL‘s Eric Bobo.

“Initium” features guest drummer Zach Hill (HELLA, TEAM SLEEP) who originally joined the project for the recording back in 2008.

SOL INVICTO plans to release a further two EPs over the next couple of months.

Commented Londres: “‘Initium’ is our way of introducing the SOL INVICTO project as we build towards the debut album. We wanted to make it available for fans for free; they have been very patient, it felt like the right thing to do.

“We have two EPs in the production stage which will feature Dan Foord
(SIKTH) and the plan is to get these out by the end of September. We are not tied in to any labels right now. It’s great that we can just make and release music instantly without anything holding us back.”

Interview with Abe and Frank

WatchMojo.com recently conducted an interview with DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham and turntablist/keyboardist Frank Delgado. You can now watch the chat below.

DEFTONES recently revealed that it may use some of its time off to get into the studio and begin laying the groundwork for its seventh studio release, according to Billboard.com. The California band is currently in the midst of its first proper headlining tour since issuing the “Diamond Eyes” album a year ago, but singer Chino Moreno explained that they may take advantage of a break between the end of this trek and some summer festival dates, “We’re going to have like a month off, but I think in that month off, we’re talking about going in and starting writing again, spending maybe even like two or three weeks in a rehearsal spot just recording ideas and just keeping it going, you know. If all goes well, hopefully we’ll have some product for early next year,” he said.

Moreno said that all five members of the group are recording their own ideas already, but that DEFTONES music doesn’t really emerge until the full band gets into a room together and starts jamming.

He explained, “We find that when we actually get together in a rehearsal spot where there’s no distractions and we can work together cohesively as a band, that’s really when we’re writing songs.”

2010’s “Diamond Eyes” has been one of DEFTONES‘ most successful outings. The set’s latest single, “You’ve Seen The Butcher”, was a Top 15 rock radio hit.

DEFTONES will once again record with Sergio Vega on bass. Vega stepped in for touring purposes after original bassist Chi Cheng was left in a semi-comatose state by a November 2008 car accident, and stayed on to record “Diamond Eyes” with the group.

source: blabbermouth.net