9 Apr 2016

Deftones

From RNZ Music
Deftones (L-to-R: Stephen Carpenter, Chino Moreno, Sergio Vega, Abe Cunningham, Frank Delgado)

Deftones (L-to-R: Stephen Carpenter, Chino Moreno, Sergio Vega, Abe Cunningham, Frank Delgado) Photo: Frank Maddocks

When Deftone’s Chi Cheng was left comatose in a 2008 car crash, the Sacramento alt-metal outfit found a way forward when they called in friend and ally, Sergio Vega, from hardcore band Quicksand.

Chi Cheng passed away in 2013, and Deftones’ just-released album Gore marks their first release since Chi’s death.

Sergio checks in with Sam Wicks from his East Coast base to explain the band’s bicoastal work flow.

MUSIC DETAILS

Artist: Deftones
Song: Gore, Prayers/Triangles, Pittura Infamante, Phantom Bride, Acid Hologram
Composer: Deftones
Album: Gore
Label: Reprise