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Deftones Launch Teaser For Upcoming “White Pony”/”Black Stallion” Release


This year marked the 20th anniversary of Deftones‘ platinum certified 2000 album “White Pony“. Judging by a newly released teaser, the band’s previously announced plans to celebrate it with a special anniversary edition look to be right around the corner.

The group released the below teaser today, October 28th, ahead of an official announcement. In addition to “White Pony“, the effort is due to feature a companion remix album titled “Black Stallion“. That bonus outing is expected to feature reinterpretations and remixes of the album’s various tracks with DJ Shadow, Trevor Jackson and Clams Casino among the previously revealed contributors.

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno previously described that companion effort to BBC Radio 6 as follows:

“It’s definitely electronic-based. When we were making the ‘White Pony‘ record at that time we were really influenced by a lot of… I think even listening to that record now, it’s very [much] a drum-forward album and I think it’s because we were sort of influenced by a lot of breakbeat kind of DJ style sort of music in general. Obviously DJ Shadow, he’s a part of it, and he was a big influence on that record.

Although obviously it’s a rock record, I think those undertones are in there. So it’s a lot of that, a lot of… I wish I could tell you some of the people involved in it. It’s an awesome list of people. I think we’re gonna have some sort of formal kind of release about who is involved in it soon here, hopefully.

But it’s actually [a] really eclectic sort of mix of people and like I said, some of the artists that we chose are artists that actually influenced us back then in making that record [‘White Pony‘]. So it’s come kind of full circle.”

“I will say that it’s not a contemporary electronic record. It draws from those early 2000s sort of influences as far as the beats and electronics. It really feels cohesive and that what’s kind of cool because it’s eleven different people, but yet it sounds like a cohesive piece of work so I’m really, really excited.”

Deftones released their new studio album “Ohms” this past September.

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