Multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Deftones will release their eagerly awaited eighth studio album, entitled Gore, on April 8th.
Says Deftones singer Chino Moreno of the album: “Out of respect for 2Pac, Biggie, Stevie, Michael and Hendrix, Gore is one of the greatest albums not the greatest, just one of."
Deftones have released seven albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
Deftones is vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, keyboardist/samplist Frank Delgado, drummer Abe Cunningham and bassist Sergio Vega.
Although initially rooted in heavy metal, Deftones have always claimed diverse influences from groups of various genres, with their musical style diversifying over their career.
The music critic Johnny Loftus wrote, "Rock critics usually reserve a special place for Deftones above or at least away from the rest of the turn-of-the-century metal movement ....Deftones have always seemed more curious, more willing to incorporate traditionally revered sounds like D.C. hardcore and dream pop into their Northern California alt-metal". (All Music blog)