ALBUM REVIEW: Deftones – White Pony – Black Stallion


 

Deftones had a banner year in 2020, dropping their impeccable Ohms (Reprise Records, review here) and celebrating the 20th anniversary of arguably their best album, White Pony. Unbeknownst to fans, and music journos, there is an entire secret history of White Pony the band revealed this year. For years we had been hearing that the band was interested in a remix album, either of an entire past release or perhaps a new album. It turns out, the band always intended White Pony to have a companion album or EP of remixes, called Black Stallion. Among the fanbase, this potential release lived in the lore of their minds, as much or more than the Eros sessions we may, or may not ever see the light of day (and we understand why guys). Now the band has capped off their year with the fleshed out and realized Black Stallion release (also Reprise).

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Watch Deftones New Video for “Teenager (Robert Smith Remix)”


Deftones have shared another new remix track/video combo from their upcoming album, White Pony 20th Anniversary/Black Stallion (Reprise Records). The new track is “Teenager” as remixed by Robert Smith of The Cure. Deftones previously announced the long-rumored reissue of their classic White Pony as well as their planned Black Stallion Remix album! The set will be released on December 11th via Reprise / Warner Records. An All-star cast of peers and other legends including DJ Shadow, Mike Shinoda, Clams Casino, Phantogram, Tourist, and more will reimagine White Pony for its 20th Anniversary (read our retrospective here); Pre-orders are live at the link below.Continue reading


Watch Deftones New Video for Mike Shinoda’s (Linkin Park) Remix of “Passenger” ft. Maynard James Keenan


 

Deftones participated in Friday’s Adult Swim Festival online, in place of the in-person festival and multimedia experience they held last year. The band shared a new music video for the new Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) remix version of White Pony classic track “Passenger”, featuring Maynard James Keenan of Tool. Deftones previously announced their long-rumored reissue of their classic White Pony as well as their planned Black Stallion Remix album! The set will be released on December 11th via Reprise / Warner Records. An All-star cast of peers and legend including DJ Shadow, Robert Smith, Mike Shinoda, Clams Casino, Phantogram, Tourist, and more will reimagine White Pony for its 20th Anniversary (read our retrospective here); Pre-orders are live at the link below. The band already shared Purity Ring’s remix of “Knife Prty” and now we get another captivating new remix. Mike Shinoda’s (Linkin Park) remix of “Passenger” ft. Maynard James Keenan of Tool Continue reading


Deftones Share Mike Shinoda’s (Linkin Park) Remix of “Passenger” ft. Maynard James Keenan (Tool)


 

Deftones previously announced their long-rumored reissue of their classic White Pony as well as their planned Black Stallion Remix album! The set will be released on December 11th via Reprise / Warner Records. An All-star cast of peers and legend including DJ Shadow, Robert Smith, Mike Shinoda, Clams Casino, Phantogram, Tourist and more will reimagine White Pony for its 20th Anniversary (read our retrospective here); Pre-orders are live at the link below. The band already shared Purity Ring’s remix of “Knife Prty” and now we get another captivating new remix. Rock out to Mike Shinoda’s (Linkin Park) remix of “Passenger” ft. Maynard James Keenan of Tool. The video will debut later today exclusively at Adult Swim Festival online. Continue reading


Deftones to Present Black Stallion Remix Album Preview Exclusively at Adult Swim Festival


Deftones previously announced their upcoming reissue of their classic White Pony as well as their planned Black Stallion Remix album! The set will be released on December 11th via Reprise / Warner Records. The band will share an early sneak peek of the Black Stallion album with a new song and visualizer, rumored to be Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park’s remix of “Passenger” ft Maynard James Keenan of Tool. The song will appear this Friday as part of the Adult Swim Online Festival. An All-star cast of peers and legends including DJ Shadow, Robert Smith, Mike Shinoda, Clams Casino, Phantogram, Tourist, and more will reimagine White Pony for its 20th Anniversary (read our retrospective here); Pre-orders are live at the link below. Listen to Purity Ring’s entrancing remix of “Knife Prty” below. Continue reading


How Well Do You Know Deftones Trivia?


Deftones are riding high in 2020, with their new album Ohms (read our review here) and now they have announced their long-rumored reissue of their classic White Pony as well as their planned Black Stallion Remix album! The set will be released on December 11th via Reprise / Warner Records. An All-star cast of peers and legend including DJ Shadow, Robert Smith, Mike Shinoda, Clams Casino, Phantogram, Tourist, and more will reimagine White Pony for its 20th Anniversary (read our retrospective here); Pre-orders are live at the link below. In the meantime, test your Deftones and Ohms trivia with this quiz the band has shared. Completing the quiz gets fans a discount code on merch for a limited time.

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Deftones Share Remix of “Knife Prty”, Officially Announce White Pony / Black Stallion Remix Album


Deftones have announced their long-rumored reissue of their classic White Pony as well as their planned Black Stallion Remix album! The set will be released on December 11th via Reprise / Warner Records. An All-star cast of peers and legend including DJ Shadow, Robert Smith, Mike Shinoda, Clams Casino, Phantogram, Tourist and more will reimagine White Pony for its 20th Anniversary (read our retrospective here); Pre-orders are live at the link below. Listen to Purity Ring’s entrancing remix of “Knife Prty” below.

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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


Watch Deftones Play A Cover By The Cure, Rare Tracks Live


Deftones performed at the annual Meltdown Festival in London, England yesterday. This year’s edition of the festival was curated by The Cure‘s Robert Smith and the band Bromwich out a special cover and some older tracks they haven’t performed in over a decade. Watch fan-filmed footage of the the band performing The Cure‘s ‘If Only We Could Sleep’ and their own deep but ‘Battle Axe’, last played live in 2007. They also played their classic ‘Birthmark’ track, for the first time in three years. Also below, a promo video by Chino Moreno for the festival.

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