Hailing from Sacramento, California, Deftones are one of the biggest alternative metal acts, oftentimes being dubbed as the "Radiohead of Metal". Formed in 1988, the band emerged through the Nu-metal genre of music but quickly surpassed their peers due to their constantly evolving sound. Their landmark LP White Pony is their highest selling record to date, selling over 13 million copies in the United States.
In 2008, while the band was working on an album tentatively titled Eros, then bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a traffic accident, leaving him in a long-standing semi-comatose state until his passing in 2013. The band has since shelved any material they wrote during the Eros sessions, with speculation among fans wondering if the finished album would ever see the light of day.
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