Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. Formed in 1988 and consisting of Chino Moreno (lead vocals and guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), Frank Delgado (keyboards and turntables), and Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion), Deftones have utilized a range of genres over the course of their career most notably being progressive rock, nu metal, and post hardcore. They have released six albums to date, with two going Platinum (Adrenaline, White Pony) and two Gold certifications (Around the Fur, Deftones), with their most recent Diamond Eyes released in the spring of 2010. After getting through the tragedy surrounding Chi Cheng's car accident, Diamond eyes symbolises their latest release and an overall more positive and optimistic vibe for the band. Describing the band's state while writing for the album, Chino Moreno stated, "Our inspiration and unity as a band is stronger than it has ever been before and we needed to channel that energy into our music.” Diamond eyes has been another commercial success for the band being the 4th release in a row to feature in the top ten of the billboard 200. Extensive touring dates all over the world see Deftones up for another massive year in what is a continuation of their mainstream success for over a decade.