Watch Deftones Play “Smile” Live For the First Time Ever, and Other Songs at Dia De Los Deftones

Deftones held its second annual  Dia De Los Deftones festival yesterday at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Among the bands, setlist was the previously released but never played live non-album track, ‘Smile’ as a tribute to late bassist Chi-Cheng. The song comes from the so far album unreleased Eros, an album recorded with Cheng but was shelved when he was in a car accident, coincidently on November 3rd, 2008. That accident led to a coma, a long time waking-non-responsive-state, and ultimately his death on April 2013. Eros has gained almost mythical status with die-hard fans. The band released ‘Smile’ to YouTube only on the one year anniversary of Cheng’s death, Deftones are expected to release a new album in 2020 and perhaps this is a sign that Eros may finally happen in some form. In addition to that track, the band played other deep cuts and hits in their set. Watch fan-filmed videos below and the full setlist from www.setlist.fm. Continue reading

Deftones Continue To Work On New Music For A 2019 Release

A previously reported by Ghost Cult, Deftones are in the studio and making progress toward a new album, which will be their first since 2016’s chat topping Gore (Reprise) album. The band made a post to their Instagram account last night with the hashtags they have been using for similar posts with studio updates #2019 #newmusic #deftones #sacramento. The band recently completed the debut of their very own festival, Dia De Los Deftones.  Continue reading

Deftones Share Dia De Los Deftones Recap, Planning For 2019

Deftones headlined their very own festival for the first time with last weekend’s Dia De Los Deftones. The fest featured Deftones, plus Future, Mike Shinoda, Rocket From The Crypt, Doja Cat, Vowws and Vein. The band shared a recap video on Instagram you can watch now. Continue reading

Deftones Are Back In The Studio Making New Music


Deftones, by Meg Loyal Photography

Deftones have had a busy year so far touring, planning their own music festival, Dia De Los Deftones, and more. Now while on a slight break from touring, the band is in the studio to continue to work on new material. The band has been sharing some pictures from those jam/writing sessions in their native Sacramento, CA via their social media. The band continues to work on their highly anticipated new album, the follow-up to their smash 2016 album Gore (Reprise). Continue reading