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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 , 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 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 such as Ozzy Osbourne, L7, and Korn. With sales of Adrenaline topping , copies, expectations were high for their sophomore release, Around the Fur. A seven-track import EP, 's Live, was issued as a stopgap release as Deftones began work on their third studio effort Cheng issued a spoken word release, The Bamboo Parachute, around this time as well.
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Deftones is an American alternative metal band formed in Sacramento , California in During their first five years, the band's lineup changed several times, but stabilized in when Cunningham rejoined after his departure in ; by this time, Chi Cheng was bassist. The lineup remained stable for fifteen years, with the exception of keyboardist and turntablist Frank Delgado being added in The band is known as one of the most experimental groups to have come from the alternative metal scene, and are sometimes dubbed by critics as "the Radiohead of metal". Deftones have released eight albums since their inception. After the lineup settled in , the band secured a recording contract with Maverick Records , and subsequently released their debut album Adrenaline in Promoting the album by touring exhaustively with other bands in the scene, Deftones managed to gain a dedicated fan base through word of mouth. Their sophomore album Around the Fur was released in , reached chart positions along with its singles, and became the band's first to receive certification from the RIAA. The band found even further success with their third album White Pony , which saw a transition away from their earlier, more aggressive sound into a more experimental direction. Its lead single " Change In the House of Flies " is the band's most commercially successful single, and the track " Elite " won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance ; it was also the band's first of three albums to be certified platinum in the United States.