Deftones have teamed up with legendary Australian filmmaker (and former Recovery movie reviewer) Leigh Whannell for the video to their latest single ‘Ceremony’, taken from their critically acclaimed ninth studio album Ohms.
Known for his work as the co-creator and writer of the iconic SAW franchise and director of The Invisible Man reboot, Whannell’s collaboration with the band is the perfect combination of Deftones dark atmospheric sounds and his nightmare fuelled dreamlike vision.
“When Leigh tweeted that he was a fan, we immediately thought it would be cool to collaborate with him given the chance. We’re fans of his as well, so it made sense that we should reach out. One moment we’re DM’ing each other on Twitter, and the next we’re on set making Ceremony. This has always been the best way for us to collaborate: organically, collaboratively and in this case, expeditiously. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we had making it.” – Chino Moreno
“I’ve been a huge Deftones fan for over twenty years and have always admired the devotion they have dedicated to every aspect of their art – from music videos to album covers to their cryptic and intriguing lyrics. To get a chance to be a part of that art was a dream come true.” – Leigh Whannell
Deftones stunning 9th studio album ‘Ohms’ is out now via REPRISE / WARNER RECORDS.
Order here : https://wma.lnk.to/Deftones
In the lead up to the albums release we sat down with Deftones legendary drummer Abe Cunningham for the Everblack Podcast to talk about Ohms and it’s heavier direction, working with Terry Date again, celebrating White Pony’s 20th anniversary and its incredible sound on vinyl, their influence on other bands and more!