Deftones is an American rock band from Sacramento, California. Formed in 1988 the band consists of Chino Moreno (lead vocals and guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), Frank Delgado (keyboards and turntables) and Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion).
Deftones' first commercially released album was “Adrenaline,” in 1995. It peaked at #23 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart, its success attributable to word-of-mouth and rigorous touring and live performance. 1997's “Around the Fur”was far more successful, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and at #29 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. It was also their first international success, entering the U.K. Albums Chart at #56. The album provided their first ever charting singles, “My Own Summer (Shove It)” and “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away).”
“White Pony” was released in 2000 to critical acclaim and unprecedented commercial success, peaking at #3 on the Billboard 200. Singles “Change (In the House of Flies)” and “Digital Bath” supported the album's release. A single entitled “Back to School (Mini Maggit)” was released as a rap-influenced reinterpretation of the “White Pony” closing track, “Pink Maggit.” While commercially successful and a fan favorite, the band have vociferously objected to its publication. “White Pony” was subsequently re-released with "Back to School (Mini Maggit)" as the album's opening track.
The eponymous “Deftones” album was released in 2003, peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200, and garnering widespread international success. “B-Sides & Rarities” saw release in 2005, bringing together unreleased and obscure material accrued since 1995. 2006's “Saturday Night Wrist,” completed after a protracted and tumultuous recording process, reached #10 on the Billboard 200. The single “Hole in the Earth” peaked at #18 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, while “Mein” only reached #40 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
The band's sixth album, “Diamond Eyes,” was released in 2010 and reached #6 on the Billboard 200. It saw the release of the popular singles “Rocket Skates,” “You've Seen the Butcher” and “Diamond Eyes.” Their seventh studio LP, “Koi No Yokan” was released in 2012. It marked the second album to not feature long-time bass player Chi Cheng, who continues to slowly recover from a near-fatal car accident in 2008.