Formed in Sacramento, CA during 1988, multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning Deftones are an influential alternative presence with 10 million records sold worldwide as of 2019. The quintet’s career spans three platinum albums—Adrenaline (1995), Around The Fur (1997), and White Pony (2000)—as well as a 2001 GRAMMY® Award, a gold album Deftones (2003), and countless critical plaudits. Following the success of Diamond Eyes (2010) and Koi No Yokan (2012), Gore bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016, moving over 71K units first-week and marking their highest chart position in 13 years. Not to mention, they curated, launched, presented, and headlined their own festival, Dia De Los Deftones, in 2018. Selling out both installments to date, the eclectic lineups hosted everyone from Future and CHVRCHES to Gojira and Megan Thee Stallion. In 2020, Deftones will release their much-anticipated ninth full-length and continue their trailblazing arc as an alternative leader.
Deftones are Chino Moreno (vocals, guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Frank Delgado (keys, samples), Abe Cunningham (drums), and Sergio Vega (bass).
Magma causes volcanic eruptions. Lying beneath the ground’s surface, this molten material engages the earth to unleash its own lifeblood.
Gojira incite a similar release on their sixth full-length album and second for Roadrunner Records, "Magma". Fueled by unbridled emotion, the ten tracks confront the fragility of life, the aftershocks of loss, and what lies beyond this realm. Musically, the French quartet—brothers Joe Duplantier (vocals, guitar) and Mario Duplantier (drums), Christian Andreu (guitar), and Jean-Michel Labadie (bass)—gracefully swings between quaking and quivering guitars, mind-bending percussion, chillingly elegant melodies, and cosmic atmospherics. The band has always dealt in extremes, uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness. "Magma" continues that tradition, while expanding the sonic palette.