Deftones to celebrate 20th anniversary of White Pony with a new remixed version of the album, ‘Black Stallion’

White Pony certainly changed alternative and metal music forever upon its 2000 release, and while we now know the band’s new full-length album will likely see a fall/September target date, Deftones aren’t staying stagnant this year. The band has already celebrated the 10th anniversary of Diamond Eyes earlier this year with a special livestream listening party, and while they’ll be doing just that again with White Pony in the coming days, there’s also exciting news that they’ll be releasing a remixed version of the album called Black Stallion.

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It looks like the new Deftones album might drop this fall; plans for a possible ‘Eros’ EP

While we know work has basically finished on the band’s upcoming 9th studio album, alt-metal band Deftones have been somewhat quiet regarding when it might be released. Of course, that’s to be forgiven considering the coronavirus crippled their touring plans as well as their ability to even meet up together, so it’s not like the band has been totally radio silent. Thankfully, drummer Abe Cunningham revealed plenty of Deftones info, including when a certain shelved album might be released…

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This Day In Music History: May 20th, 2003 – Deftones balance experimentation with high expectations on ‘Deftones’

Expectations, especially when it comes to art and music, are interesting things. You can either rise above the weight of expectations and let the burden fuel you, or that same burden can put a nail in your proverbial career. Even the most successful bands in history have had internal and external issues that affected their subsequent albums in both positive and negative ways.

These expectations couldn’t have been more descriptive for a band like Deftones. The alt-metal band were certainly saddled with them after the success of 2000’s White Pony, and while their 2003 self-titled album may not have been White Pony II like many fans wanted, the record is much better off not duplicating their arguable magnum opus.

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Deftones will host a “Diamond Eyes” 10th anniversary livestream

May 4th marked the 10th anniversary of Deftones’ critically acclaimed album, Diamond Eyes. An album that took the alt-metal band to new musical heights, it was their first record without bassist Chi Cheng, who sadly passed away a few years later. To celebrate, the band released a limited edition merch collection yesterday, but that’s not the only way they’ll be celebrating the record, which produced some of their best-loved tracks like the title track, “976-EVIL”, and “Sextape”.

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