Formed by childhood friends who grew up in the Sacramento, CA skateboarding scene, the Deftones started out just like any other band, in a garage. After the band settled on a lineup they began to record and play shows. Now hailed as one of the best alternative metal bands, the band consists of Chino Moreno (vocals and guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), Frank Delgado (keys and turntables) and Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion). They have sold three platinum albums to date, their debut album Adrenaline was sold by the bands sheer dedication to tour extensively and spread their name by word-of-mouth. It was their second album, Around the Fur, that shot the band to fame. Backed by the support of radio and MTV airplay, songs like â€œMy Own Summer (Shove It)â€ and â€œBe Quiet and Drive (Far Away)â€ kept the album on the charts for 17 weeks.
In 2000, White Pony, the bands third studio album was released and it quickly climbed up the chart debuting at number 3 and the album achieved platinum status in 2002 earning the band a Grammy Award. They have since released 3 more albums with their most recent being 2010â€™s Diamond Eyes, which helped bring the band back into the spotlight. Currently the band is on tour and planning to release a new record in November 2012.