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Deftones is a Grammy award-winning alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. Personnel are Chino Moreno (vocals, guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums), Chi Cheng (bass) and turntablist/keyboardist/sampler player Frank Delgado. (Incidentally, Carpenter is generally credited with "strings", although he actually only plays guitar.)
Deftones have often been praised as one of the more innovative and unique rock bands of recent years. Johnny Loftus writes, "Rock critics usually reserve a special place for Deftones above or at least away from the rest of the turn-of-the-century nu-metal movement. While they definitely share the influence of a group like Tool with peers like Korn,
Moreno's poetic lyrics - described b...
|origin||Sacramento, California, USA|
|music genre||Alternative metal|
|current members|| Chino Moreno|
Chi Cheng (musician)