Deftones Launch “Adopt A Dot” Fundraiser Based on “Ohms” Album Art by Frank Maddocks


Deftones have unveiled an amazing charity drive raising monies for UC Davis Children’s Hospital and to Crew Nation based on the artwork for their stellar new album Ohms (review here). For just $20 USD you adopt a dot, on of 12,995 on the album cover (or many if you can spare it), and can support these two charities. Read the statement from the band and Frank Maddocks below and sign up at the link! Continue reading


Deftones Drop New Video for “Ohms”, Pre-Orders Go Live for New Album and Remix Album Confirmed


After weeks of teases, new Deftones music is here! The band officially announced their new album, Ohms, arriving on September 25th via Warner Records. The announcement arrives with the epic title track, a new video directed by Rafatoon and updated website at deftones.com and seen below. Artwork for the album has been designed by longtime collaborator Frank Maddocks (who also designed the iconic White Pony LP cover), the captivating album image of two eyes made up of thousands of white pixels. The image appeared online and on a billboard in the cultural hot-spot of Los Angeles on Fairfax Avenue above the landmark restaurant Canter’s Deli with the caption “This Is Our Time…We Devour The Days Ahead.” Watch the video for “Ohms” and pre-order the album now! Te band also officially announced Black Stallion (we almost predicted it!) coming soon.Continue reading


CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Deftones Released “Diamond Eyes” Ten Years Ago


Deftones, even at their best, have been a band of dichotomies. That is what makes them a special band in the history of heavy music: opposing forces pulling and pushing them apart and back again. They may have been coming apart at the seams in the run-up to making Diamond Eyes (Reprise), and you couldn’t blame them. If you follow the band closely, you know the history. The band was nearly done tracking their highly anticipated album Eros in the fall of 2008, when founding bassist Chi Cheng was in a car wreck, on his way home from a funeral. Chi was left in a vegetative state, and the band was in shock. As Chi fought for his life (he passed in 2013, RIP), the band was left wondering what to do. They wanted to make music, but the experience with their best friend caused them to shelve Eros, never to be heard (almost never). When they came back together, the results were unexpected and wild. Continue reading