A band that fails to reinvent its sound can slip off the radar. Over 24 years, Sacramento, Calif., band Deftones have forged its sound anew across seven albums.
The band came together in 1988, when childhood pals Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham and Chino Moreno joined forces with bassist Chi Cheng. Its first full-length, Adrenaline, debuted in 1995.
In 2008, Adrenaline went platinum. That year, Deftones shelved an album called Eros after Cheng was involved in a car accident that has left him in a "semi-conscious" state ever since. Deftones have since played benefit concerts and launched a fundraiser for Cheng's medical care. Sergio Vega has filled in on bass ever since, and Eros has remained unreleased.
The band comes to Boise in support of 2012's Koi No Yokan, out Tuesday, Nov. 13.