Deftones Commemorate 20th Anniversary of ‘White Pony’ with Remix Edition ‘Black Stallion’ (Listen/Buy)

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White Pony was a landmark album for Deftones, and today the album has been re-released by the alt/metal band as a means of commemorating its 20th anniversary.

The record, considered one of the strongest alt/metal albums ever released and a major achievement by the Sacramento-based bandturned 20 in June, at which point Deftones had already begun teasing elements of the Black Stallion project.

The project comes on the heels of Deftones’ crushing new album, Ohms, which was released in September.

(Click here to pick up the White Pony 20th anniversary set from our Rock Cellar Store).

The remix edition of White Pony features the entire album remixed, track-by-track, from notable guest artists including Robert Smith of the Cure, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Purity Ring and others.

Other prominent artists featured on the remix album include DJ Shadow, Phantogram and more. Interestingly, the impetus for this project came all the way back in 2000, around the time of White Pony‘s original release:

The seed for Black Stallion was planted back in 2000 while writing and recording White Pony, which ended up going platinum and earning a 2001 Grammy for Best Metal Performance. Inspired by the sound-collage aesthetic of fellow Sacramento-area native Shadow, Deftones initially wanted the Endtroducing…. architect to remix the entirety of White Pony. Though that plan never came to fruition then, 20 years later, Shadow became a lynchpin of the curated collaboration roster that Deftones assembled for Black Stallion. On top of providing a fresh perspective on a classic album, Black Stallion is the ultimate testament to Deftones’ unparalleled genre-blurring influence.

Stream it all below, via Spotify:

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