The band has brought their music to a whole new level, keeping sharp, focused and formidable night after night. “This is our life, we are a band," assets band member Stephen Carpenter." We eat, sleep and everything else you can think of together.as a band. We don’t know another way.” The result is Deftones, an album that punches through to the next dimension of the Deftones’ utterly original sound. Featuring such blazing standouts as “Needles & Pins,” the dark, smoldering “Deathblow,” the jagged, scrawl of “Battle-Axe” and the blistering yet unnervingly melodic first single “Minerva,” Deftones takes the band off the road, right through the studio and straight into your ears.