Check out some dusted-off DEFTONES songs from the band’s recent secret show in Brooklyn, NY below
Thursday night (March 2nd) saw California alt-metallers DEFTONES take the stage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY for a free and secret performance. The concert was held in conjunction with the launch of DEFTONES‘ new merch line with ‘Heaven by Marc Jacobs‘.
The concert’s venue was kept secret until the actual date of the show, with the band pulling out several classic tracks throughout the show. Songs like “Mascara”, “Nosebleed“, “Feiticeira“, “Elite” and “What Happened To You?” all madre appearances for the first time live in years.
You can check out fan-filmed footage from the intimate, secret DEFTONES show below.
DEFTONES‘ setlist for the evening consisted of:
“My Own Summer (Shove It)”
“Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)”
“Change (In The House Of Flies)”
“What Happened To You?”
In other DEFTONES news, frontman Chino Moreno recently revealed that the band have commenced work on their next studio album.
Speaking with Noise11.com while promoting the new ††† (CROSSES) EP “PERMANENT.RADIANT”, Chino was asked for an update on DEFTONES’ upcoming plans. He said: “We’re just chipping away on some new music — those [other] guys are, at least, at the moment. We have some sporadic shows over the next couple of years, or a year or so, whatever. But for the most part, yeah, we’re just kind of winding down and taking some time off, for the most part.”
In a recent talk with AndrewHaug.com, DEFTONES vocalist Chino Moreno and drummer Abe Cunningham spoke about the band’s penchant for always pushing boundaries on their albums. Asked what the “secret” is to their always-evolving sound, Chino said: “I don’t know if there’s a secret, other than just curiosity — wanting to be excited to some degree… And also, we don’t make that many records. If you really think about it, I think we have nine records. We’ve been a band for 30 years almost here, so it’s not really that big of an output, I guess, of music.
He continued: “So when we go in to make a record, we still have that mentality of making a record from start to finish. It doesn’t revolve around one song or a single or anything; it’s kind of just like trying to put together sort of a movie, in a way — a beginning, a middle, an end.”
He continued: “I feel like towards the beginning of our career, we started, sort of, always trying to just go left or right of what is expected from us as a band. Expectations, to me, usually always seem to ruin things. Not just even music. If you expect one thing and then you get that, it’s, like, ‘Okay.’ So it’s exciting sometimes when something unexpected happens, whether it’s in the creative process or whatever. That’s what keeps it fun, I think, and exciting.”
Added Abe: “I’m just thinking too many expectations lead to a lot of letdowns — or can. We were always a touring band too, so that’s why a lot of this took a long time. Up until maybe 12, 15 years ago — around [2010’s] ‘Diamond Eyes’ time — we actually really started figuring out how to have a better pacing of things and the way that we would work and get together to work. And that really changed our whole attitude.
“[If] you’re talking about changes in the industry, it’s funny because these things sort of just happened as we were going.
“I think you need to be aware of things — definitely be aware of shit — but you don’t gotta dwell on it,” Abe added. “But then also time allows things to fade — trends or whatever — and then if you’re still doing your stuff and you feel about it, [it works out better in the long run].”
Earlier this year it was announced that DEFTONES had brought in new touring bass player Fred Sablan following the band’s split with Sergio Vega. Sablan is best known as the former bassist for MARILYN MANSON. He has also played with CHELSEA WOLFE and PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT, and is also a member of the punk-rock supergroup HEAVENS BLADE which also features YOUTH CODE vocalist Sara Taylor, ROB ZOMBIE bassist Piggy D. (on guitar) and SUICIDE SILENCE drummer Alex Lopez.
The band were also joined by second guitarist Lance Jackman, known for his work in the bands EIGHTFOURSEVEN, HORSENECK and WILL HAVEN.