PICS: Deftones and Thrice at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Deftones and Thrice put a hard-rock smackdown on Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on July 7.

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Both bands joined Rise Against (see their separate photo gallery also on SoundDiego.com) on this current tour.
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Deftones got their start in 1988 in Sacramento, and their sound spans genres ranging from metal to shoegaze to alternative to experimental rock.
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The Deftones' current lineup includes vocalist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter (pictured), drummer Abe Cunningham, keyboardist/turntablist Frank Delgado, and bassist Sergio Vega.
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They've released eight albums thus far in their long career, beginning with "Adrenaline" in 1995.
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Their sophomore album "Around the Fur" spawned two huge hit singles "My Own Summer (Shove It)" and "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)" -- and became their first RIAA-certified gold album in 1999. (It was eventually certified platinum on June 7, 2011.)
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While the band's sales have never managed to top the success of their third album, "White Pony" (which also won them a Grammy in 2001), their fifth album, "Saturday Night Wrist," was met with near unanimous critical acclaim.
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In 2008, the band's original bassist, Chi Cheng, was involved in a traffic collision which left him in a minimally conscious state for years. In 2013, he suffered cardiac arrest and passed away. The band, and its fans, were devastated.
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Before his accident, the band was at work with Cheng on an album titled "Eros." To this date, the record still remains unreleased.
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The band tore through a 14-song set list during the July 7 show that included the following songs: "Headup," "My Own Summer (Shove It)," "Elite," "Digital Bath," "Swerve City," "Diamond Eyes" ...
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...followed by "Phantom Bride," "Knife Prty," "Change (In the House of Flies)," "Back to School (Mini Maggit)," "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)," "Rocket Skates," "Rosemary," and "Teething."
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Thrice kicked off the show in spectacularly heavy fashion.
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The post-hardcore band got its start in 1998 right up the road in Irvine.
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The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist Dustin Kensrue (pictured) and guitarist Teppei Teranishi while they were in high school.
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The current lineup is filled out by brothers Eddie Breckenridge (drums) and Riley Breckenridge (bass, pictured).
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Thrice is known for their complex hard rock -- which was evident on the band's debut "First Impressions," and its following two albums, 2002's "The Illusion of Safety" and 2003's "The Artist in the Ambulance."
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However, their next two albums -- 2005's "Vheissu" and 2007/08's double-LP "The Alchemy Index" -- made significant changes to the sound stylistically by incorporating electronic beats and keyboards.
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Thrice released its eighth studio album, "To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere," on May 27, 2016.
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Each album released by the band has had a portion of its sales donated to a new charitable organization.
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Kensrue (right) also enjoys a successful solo career, having released several albums. His most recent is a set of covers titled "Thoughts That Float on a Different Road" that was released last year.
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Thrice played an eight-song set list at the show, which included "Hurricane," "Silhouette," "Of Dust and Nations," "Black Honey," "Yellow Belly," "The Long Defeat," "The Window," and "The Earth Will Shake."
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