Deftones Confirm They Are Working On New “White Pony” Remix Album “Black Stallion”


Deftones are moving ahead with a remix companion album to their platinum selling 2000 opus, “White Pony“. As part of a global Zoom press conference, the band’s vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno stated of their plans:

“We’re gonna be releasing later in the year a reissue of the record and we’re going to do sort of a split side of the record, a remixed version of it titled ‘Black Stallion‘. So we have a bunch of different people on it, some that actually inspired some of the writing of the record itself, the original album. So it’s kind of come full circle.”

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The idea of creating a “Black Stallion” remix effort dates back to the infancy of “White Pony“, with turntablist Frank Delgado having originally hoping to have DJ Shadow remix it. Delgado said of that:

“We would talk about our new record, how good it was going to be and we’d immediately jump to, ‘It’s going to be so good, we’re going to have [DJ] Shadow remix it and we’ll call it Black Stallion.’ I think one time we actually hit him up. He was playing here in town and I was opening DJing and me and Chino [Moreno] kind of cornered him.

We were like, ‘Hey man, we’re the Deftones,’ and he looked at us like we were fucking crazy. We were like, ‘We want you remix our record,’ and he was like, ‘Deftones? Are you guys ska?’ But he was like, ‘Well, send it to me,’ kind of like trying to get rid of us and we were like, ‘Well, we haven’t actually recorded it yet.’ It was kind of batshit crazy of us.”

As it turns out, Shadow will be one of the participants involved in the forthcoming companion album. As of yet, the release details for “Black Stallion” or the band’s forthcoming new studio album have been revealed, though a September release has been tentatively mapped out for the latter.

Meanwhile, though COVID-19 concerns have extinguished the band’s hopes for any proper “White Pony” 20th anniversary live shows this year, Moreno did not rule out the idea in the future. “White Pony” will turn 20 this Saturday, June 20th.

[via Loudwire]

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