Watch Early Deftones Bassist/Drummer Dominic Garcia Discuss The Band’s Origin In New Interview


If you want to take a deep dive into the early days of Deftones, DeftonesLive recently caught up with the band’s original bassist/drummer Dominic Garcia, who later went on to play in Phallucy—a band who featured Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham.

In the below interview Garcia discusses going to school with Chino Moreno, doing marching band with drummer Abe Cunningham and their initial meetings with guitarist Stephen Carpenter. The origins of the band’s name are discussed, while Garcia also shares stories of his time with the band’s late bassist Chi Cheng, the group’s very first live show and more.

It’s a unique perspective that delves into the band’s origins with talk of the group starting at around 12:50 in.