This has been a banner year for Deftones, thanks to the release of their new album Ohms—even if a tour in support of the album will have to be put on hold for the time being. And 2020 also marks the twentieth anniversary of their landmark third album White Pony, which the band said earlier this year would be reissued. They also said that a companion remix album titled Black Stallion would be released in conjunction with it, and as of today, they’ve offered up the first evidence of that reissue and remix album pairing. On their social media accounts, Deftones have posted a video teaser of buzzy, glitching electronic beats set to the White Pony artwork reversed (white on black), ending with the abbreviations WP and BS. Watch the short teaser clip below.
— Deftones (@deftones) October 28, 2020
“We’re gonna be releasing later in the year a reissue of the record and we’re going to do sort of a split side of the record, a remixed version of it titled Black Stallion,” said Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno in a Zoom press conference back in June. “So we have a bunch of different people on it, some that actually inspired some of the writing of the record itself, the original album. So it’s kind of come full circle.”
Apparently, the idea for a remix album came about before White Pony was even recorded, though it’s taken this long to finally bring the project together. As of yet, the band hasn’t revealed the release date for either the White Pony reissue or Black Stallion, or for that matter who’s featured on the remix album, though the video evidence seems to suggest all of that should be coming soon. While we wait for those details to surface, Deftones have also just posted a quiz about the band on their website. Test your knowledge and see how much of a Deftones expert you truly are here.
Words by Jeff Terich