Deftones Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Their Self-titled Album With Limited Edition Vinyl

19 May 2023 | 2:07 pm | Mary Varvaris
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Limited to just two units per purchase, 'Deftones' will ship around 14 July.

Photo of Chino Moreno & Deftones vinyl

Photo of Chino Moreno & Deftones vinyl (Credit: Josh Groom, Deftones website)

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Deftones’ fourth album, their self-titled effort released in May 2003, turns 20 this year, and to celebrate its anniversary, the band are releasing limited edition vinyl and merchandise.

While Deftones isn’t as beloved and wasn’t as influential as White Pony (2000) or Around The Fur (1997), it does feature some all-time classics such as Hexagram, Minerva, Needles And Pins, and Deathblow.

The limited edition vinyl is a stunning translucent ruby red. Limited to just two units per purchase, Deftones will ship around 14 July. You can pre-order your copy via the band’s website.

As well as beautiful vinyl, Deftones are offering limited edition merchandise to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their fourth album. T-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, blankets, beer pong sets, incense packs, heat-changing mugs, and cooler bags are now available.

Deftones appeared at last year’s Good Things Festival, just one slot behind headliners Bring Me The Horizon. The iconic nu-metallers “ripped through a setlist that spanned all Deftones eras, with tracks coming from Ohms, Diamond Eyes, Around The Fur, White Pony, the self-titled album and Koi No Yokan,” Kill Your Stereo’s Brisbane review noted.

We added, “Peak Horny for all the goths in the audience took place with Change (In the House of Flies), and everyone imagined themselves in that bath in Queen of the Damned. Peak Horny happened for every old frother beyond the age of 35 as Max Cavalera took the stage to complete Deftones’ set with Headup.” Read the full festival review here.

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A few weeks after Good Things, we caught up with Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez (Far), for a chat about their project ††† (Crosses).

In 2020, Crosses returned as a duo – Lopez and Moreno, following the departure of Chuck Doom and releases with separate projects. Signifying their return, they released a cover of The Beginning Of The End by Cause And Effect. Exactly a year later, in December 2021, they put out another cover, this time of Q Lazzarus’s song Goodbye Horses, with the announcement that they had signed with Warner Records.

Last year, Crosses resurfaced with their first original music since 2014. The first single from the new EP, Permanent.Radiant, Vivien, was released in October and followed two brilliantly eerie tracks that didn’t make the EP, but we hope to hear on a future release: Initiation and Protection.

Lopez recalled about growing up with his bandmate in a recent Kerrang! cover story, “It was basically when Deftones were a ‘local’ band. It was weird because I was into metal, but I also loved Duran Duran, and when I heard Chino, I was like, ‘Oh, there’s some New Wave in his singing.’ Even though he didn’t look like that, because he had long hair.” Moreno concurred with Kill Your Stereo, “We were coming of age [when new wave music] was everywhere.” Check out the interview here.