While the band is gearing up to release a new record in the very near future, alt-metal legends Deftones have had a fairly quiet 2019 – minus the shows and festivals they’ve played, of course. Having just played Pasadena Daydream Festival a few days ago with the likes of The Cure and Pixies (among others in a stacked lineup), devoted fans know the band for often including deeper cuts in their setlists, spanning their entire discography. Fans of their more recent work, especially 2012’s Koi No Yokan, will certainly be pleased at what transpired over the weekend.
Though it’s not the album or song release rollout that most fans certainly were hoping for, alt-metal legends Deftones have made a huge announcement today with the lineup reveal of their 2nd annual festival. Set to be at San Diego’s Petco Park once again, the Deftones-curated festival has a great lineup for this year’s edition. Check out the full lineup below – you certainly won’t want to miss out on the likes of Brutus, that’s for sure.
In a year of music where we’re getting new Slipknot, Northlane, and (presumably) new Tool music, it might well be time to add another notable name to the list. While we know the band is indeed releasing music sometime this year, it’s been a mostly quiet year for alternative metal band Deftones. Well, at least it was until the band posted on socials about a major announcement, set to be made on Monday.
The year 2000 was, simply put, one of the most pivotally important ones in modern music history. Several albums released that year are rightfully considered among the most important in the last 20 years of music – Hybrid Theory, Kid A, Relationship Of Command, and Deftones’ White Pony were just a few of the year’s best. White Pony, in particular, is bestowed a certain unquestionable presence in the pantheon of alternative metal, transcending nu-metal completely.
Why is the album so celebrated, though? A multitude of factors come into play here, but White Pony is an important album because of the scene it transcended – it’s a bold departure from their previous work that could have easily flopped.