No one could accuse Deftones of resting on their laurels, even though the band certainly deserves a little R&R. It's been a whopping 23 years since the sextet first formed in Sacramento. And nearly all of those since the band's debut album, 1995's Adrenaline, have been spent doggedly on the road.
As each record has veered more into the fringes
of heavy music, experimenting with melody and atmospherics in a way its
"nu-metal" followers could never hope to accomplish, there's been the
band to back it up. Deftones remain a staple on the live circuit with
fervent fans briskly selling out shows, even while mainstream radio and
press devotes less and less airtime and space to rock bands.