28 Days! 28 Bands! 29 years of The Point! It’s our Birthmonth all February long and today’s Birthmonth Artist Of The Day is: DEFTONES
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Deftones is an American alternative metal band formed in Sacramento, California in 1988. Deftones played their first Pointfest all the way back in 1998 and returned for Pointfest 34 in 2016. The group was formed by Chino Moreno (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums), and Dominic Garcia (bass). During their first five years, the band’s lineup changed several times, but stabilized in 1993 when Cunningham rejoined after his departure in 1990; by this time, Chi Cheng was bassist. The lineup remained stable for fifteen years, with the exception of keyboardist and turntablist Frank Delgado being added in 1999. The band is known as one of the most experimental groups to have come from the alternative metal scene, and are sometimes dubbed by critics as “the Radiohead of metal”. Deftones have released nine albums since their inception.