It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Deftones

Deftones were one of the first groups to alternate heavy riffs and screamed vocals with more ethereal music and hushed singing -- spawning a fair amount of imitators in their wake. The group first formed in Sacramento, California during 1988, when then high-school students Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums), and Chino Moreno (vocals) first began to jam together. They chose the name Deftones and began playing out locally shortly thereafter, going through several different bass players before finding a permanent bassist in the form of Chi Cheng.

Although the group was more heavy metal-based early on, the early '90s saw Deftones expand their sound even further, inspired by such groundbreakers as Tool, Rage Against the Machine, and Faith No More. A strong four-song demo was completed soon after, and it landed the group a recording contract with Madonna's label, Maverick. Enlisting the services of Soundgarden and Pantera producer Terry Date (who would eventually become a regular producer for the group), the quartet's debut full-length, Adrenaline, was issued in October of 1995. While the album wasn't an instant success, Deftones built a dedicated fan base the old-fashioned way -- by touring relentlessly (both on their own and opening for more established acts as Ozzy Osbourne, L7, and Korn). With sales of Adrenaline topping 200,000 copies, expectations were high for their sophomore release, Around the Fur. Issued in October of 1997, it more than delivered, catapulting the band to the top of the alt-metal mountain on the strength of such MTV/radio faves as "My Own Summer (Shove It)" and "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)." Sometime after the album's release, turntablist/keyboardist Frank Delgado (who had helped out on the first two albums) formally joined up and expanded the group's lineup to a five-piece.

A seven-track import EP, 1999's Live, was issued as a stopgap release as Deftones began work on their third studio effort (Cheng also issued a spoken word release, The Bamboo Parachute, around this time as well). White Pony was eventually released in June of 2000 and proved to be one of the most eagerly anticipated heavy rock releases of the year. The album was another success (debuting at number three on the album charts), and it showed the quintet unafraid to experiment with its sound, as Moreno let such '80s modern rock influences as the Cure and the Smiths seep into Deftones' sound. (After touring wrapped up for the album, Moreno formed Team Sleep and began recording an eponymous album, which was delayed numerous times but finally saw release in 2005.) Soon Deftones reunited to work on new ideas, and enlisted Date again to helm their new album. Eagerly anticipated by both fans and critics alike, Deftones dropped in May 2003 and spawned the single "Minerva." The quintet then embarked on the Summer Sanitarium tour with Metallica and Linkin Park. Deftones ended up peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, and the band took a well-deserved break for rest and side projects. In October 2005, Deftones issued a two-disc set of B-sides and rarities before returning with a new studio full-length, Saturday Night Wrist, a year later.

In 2007, Deftones began working on Eros, which was set to be their sixth album. The album was delayed indefinitely when bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a serious car accident that left him in a coma. Cheng was replaced by Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega in 2009, and the band got back to touring and recording. Though Eros was still shelved, in 2010 the band released a new album, Diamond Eyes. Cheng partially regained consciousness in 2012 and returned home to recover, though he wouldn't be in good enough shape to appear on the band's seventh album, Koi No Yokan, which arrived later that year. Despite his recovery, Cheng passed away from cardiac arrest on April 13, 2013, at age 42. In 2014, to mark the one-year anniversary of his death, Deftones released the track "Smile," from the unreleased Eros. Around this time, they also began work on a follow-up to Koi No Yokan, with a planned release date for autumn 2015. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Diamond Eyes (Radio Single)

x

Track List: Hole In The Earth

x

Track List: Tempest (Single)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Adrenaline & Around The Fur r my favorite albums
Report as inappropriate
All you are........i s meat
Report as inappropriate
All of their albums are awesome, listen to em all.
Report as inappropriate
I have lived the past 3 years shutting out music because it is edgy and little did i notice that none of that matters.
Report as inappropriate
highroadpilo t
also i never knew i could access band chat through pandora. I could harness some banter with edgy music dependancy heroes. I'm a punk with a classic rock love partner, so often a little frustrated that my lifetime favorites are previously unheard of. yikes. go way past deftones.
Report as inappropriate
highroadpilo t
i somehow managed to miss this band altogether, so tell me the one album i should start with. note i'm a very sophisticate d listener, albiet the occasional mental hiccup.
Report as inappropriate
Concert in Chicago july 23, 2015 :) cant wait
Report as inappropriate
Aug 13!! Looking forward to the live experience!
Report as inappropriate
SHOVE IT , SHOVE IT , SHOVE IT!!!.......
Report as inappropriate
An awesome band!!! Love their music!!!
Report as inappropriate
R.I.P. Chi! We will miss you always! Deftones have been a leading figure in my music and personal life since the beginning. '95! Year of it all! It's '95, we go for the hive! -311! You all were the pioneers and architects of the well known best decade this Earth will ever see and I WATCHED YOU CHANGE WORLD AND IT WAS IT WAS LIKE YOU NEVER KNEW! TO THAT ONE THAT ALWAYS PROMISED NOT TO CHANGE- PHUCK YOU! NOW THE CANCER IS EATING ME AND I'M HERE hoping still to see you. Sometimes change really s
Report as inappropriate
Deftness rocks! I love you chino. .
Report as inappropriate
I was very fortunate to work with them on their release party and show on the Santa Monica Pier for this album. Red bull and vodka....
Report as inappropriate
I Love this like you wouldn't believe
Report as inappropriate
If you copy and paste this on ten comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either fey kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room to night. In the next 53 minutes minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry.

Report as inappropriate
RIP Chi Cheng. My favorite band for years now.
Report as inappropriate
I remember going to school with them wow that's awesome i use to like playing gamecube with them haha
Report as inappropriate
calirican246
Turtlepower3 1 2 , my aunts boyfriend went to school with Chino too
Report as inappropriate
my parents knew the singer they went to the same high school together
Report as inappropriate
Inside my mind mellow beats hits as lights dim. Close my eyes and dream of u..
Report as inappropriate
...of a wonder filled and defiant life. More questions less answers please
Report as inappropriate
Words and music about the inexplicable . I thought I was pretty unique in my flatout rejection of Western society's insistence that nothing remain a mystery, that all things pass through the academic model. This music reminds me that you don't have to be right or know everything. All of the most beautiful things are still as far away from scientific explanation as they ever were. we worship science and reason and we ask all the wrong questions. Very few of us ever get to take comfort in the joys
Report as inappropriate
MicroWaves favs are Lifter, Lhabia, and Knifeparty
Report as inappropriate
Deftones r definantly the true deft ones uv Numetal. RipChi. The only time deftones had really. Pissed me off is wen they turned Pinkmaggit into Backtoschool . WhatthePhuk!
Report as inappropriate
DefinantlyDe f t o n e s . Everyday is a DeftonianDay !
Report as inappropriate
What a great f**king song. Great collaboratio n .
Report as inappropriate
Deftones much respect. ......guys continue to rock and make good white music. .You put on for the white boys rock on
Report as inappropriate
Best band ever
Report as inappropriate
Best band ever
Report as inappropriate
You'll be missed Chi. :( Deftones is my all time FAV band EVER!!! My condolences to the band an fam
Report as inappropriate
New album soon. RIP Chi!
Report as inappropriate
Hell of a bio from what sounds like (my first exposure to em) a hell of a band. I'll keep lookin' for em.
Report as inappropriate
R.I.P. Chi Cheng
Report as inappropriate
badass
Report as inappropriate
Contra cheat code; 》
Report as inappropriate
Diamonds reign across the sky.
Report as inappropriate
Deftones is definately my all time favorite band. Diamond eyes and mascara are my faves.
Report as inappropriate
Roll the window down this cool night air is curious
Report as inappropriate
One of my favorites...
Report as inappropriate
Deftones music take me to another world!! By far the Best!!
Report as inappropriate
Download MP3 ROCKET AND GET ALL YOUR MUSIC FREE..
Report as inappropriate
Down sense day 1..they r well received in The Duke City.. Chino is a decent dj too. After party hopping. Fronts 4 bands now
Report as inappropriate
Impenetrable .
Report as inappropriate
haygar92
I bought the team sleep album at a dollar store. It's a shame it was literally $1.09. I played that cd til it finally tired. They are my fav part of deftones melodic sound. Songs like xerces give me the chills. Perfect for driving around at night in town.
Report as inappropriate
alabastervil l i s 0
no i like heavy bands who have talent. its not my fault that pandora puts bands i dont care for on my plate. it was like watchen headbangers ball in the late 80s and a skullcrusher vid would be white lion?

Report as inappropriate
You like nickelback.. . enough said.
Report as inappropriate
alabastervil l i s 0
oh sorry did i miss something? a deftones song came on and it put me to bed.....so boring
Report as inappropriate
barton1331
Always excited to see what they come up with next
Report as inappropriate
barton1331
Deftones are the pinnacle for me compared to all other bands...I still haven't come across any other group that is as complex or mercurial as they are
Report as inappropriate
Really dig this band!!
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[104, 126, 91, 112, 104, 107, 65, 113, 122, 64, 107, 77, 86, 68, 89, 83, 110, 73, 105, 67, 123, 73, 98, 70, 126, 71, 76, 86, 67, 112, 97, 126, 114, 121, 122, 84, 109, 95, 98, 120, 103, 118, 124, 78, 119, 72, 85, 68, 81, 80, 102, 76, 110, 90, 96, 80, 88, 101, 81, 93, 85, 126, 66, 115, 66, 96, 125, 96, 83, 113, 112, 66, 71, 94, 122, 93, 105, 94, 101, 114, 85, 108, 94, 86, 71, 84, 85, 69, 126, 111, 107, 69, 83, 106, 89, 84, 73, 101, 93, 94, 111, 119, 114, 105, 118, 125, 106, 116, 67, 113, 102, 87, 83, 108, 119, 110, 93, 103, 124, 66, 80, 126, 110, 120, 102, 102, 111, 103, 67, 68, 95, 120, 106, 101, 104, 93, 117, 89, 109, 69, 101, 81, 80, 123, 126, 121, 120, 71, 96, 113, 81, 68, 87, 99, 119, 86, 109, 75, 97, 104, 78, 73, 121, 119, 118, 124, 86, 73, 90, 106, 87, 92, 65, 65, 120, 100, 124, 108, 99, 69, 109, 71, 64, 79, 85, 96, 116, 72, 121, 65, 114, 76, 110, 118, 92, 109, 97, 117, 65, 111, 88, 105, 82, 115, 115, 70, 106, 108, 64, 72, 80, 77, 76, 82, 90, 127, 112, 88, 71, 89, 98, 69, 92, 71, 96, 100, 122, 99, 103, 86, 64, 71, 71, 100, 105, 76, 123, 106, 127, 125, 66, 74, 82, 100, 66, 94, 113, 65, 115, 84, 99, 101, 91, 102, 91, 117, 98, 66, 117, 123, 109, 125, 68, 82, 120, 127, 91, 72, 76, 69, 89, 117, 121, 100, 78, 74, 90, 116, 112, 66, 103, 67, 124, 85, 89, 101, 114, 70, 69, 89, 71, 76, 127, 93, 121, 115, 69, 118, 90, 71, 127, 103, 82, 95, 108, 74, 97, 106, 125, 115, 104, 66, 64, 72, 122, 113, 66, 126, 122, 83, 109, 99, 83, 110, 110, 111, 86, 121, 123, 69, 78, 121, 90, 94, 81, 104, 78, 101, 64, 74, 66, 111, 81, 86, 104, 68, 126, 115, 105, 95, 91, 111, 101, 106, 114, 77, 114, 79, 67, 111, 119, 91, 74, 127, 118, 91, 85, 95, 113, 94, 91, 72, 74, 74, 125, 86, 88, 121, 100, 67, 81, 77, 88, 104, 95, 65, 95, 102, 114, 88, 122, 100, 91, 110, 65, 127, 124, 93, 98, 113, 122, 79, 66, 91, 90, 92, 76, 123, 85, 89, 88, 106, 71, 101, 66, 64, 70, 124, 111, 73, 77, 95, 119, 112, 124, 90, 105, 70, 68, 86, 105, 113, 117, 75, 75, 97, 123, 80, 67, 94, 115, 118, 111, 106, 114, 91, 125, 81, 124, 71, 95, 66, 70, 117, 98, 112, 103, 95, 105, 91, 71, 72, 79, 95, 106, 75, 119, 111, 90, 79, 107, 119, 68, 101, 79, 81, 73, 78, 113, 119, 103, 119, 102, 82, 115, 75, 73, 77, 91, 113, 107, 94, 121, 93, 111, 120, 77, 110, 94, 115, 115, 96, 84, 110, 71, 112, 87, 117, 120, 93, 70, 87]