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Deftones unites with horror director/screenwriter Leigh Whannell for “Ceremony” video

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Deftones has premiered the video for “Ceremony,” a track off the band’s new album, Ohms.

The clip was directed by horror filmmaker Leigh Whannell, who wrote the first three Saw movies and directed the 2020 film The Invisible Man. The collaboration came about after Whannell had tweeted that he was a Deftones fan.

“When Leigh tweeted that he was a fan, we immediately thought it would be cool to collaborate with him, given the chance,” says frontman Chino Moreno. “We’re fans of his as well, so it made sense that we should reach out. One moment we’re DMing 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,” he adds. “We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we had making it.”

You can watch the “Ceremony” video — which follows a woman making her way through different clubs and backroom parties before ending with a Radiohead “Just”-like twist — streaming now on YouTube.

Ohms, Deftones’ ninth studio album, arrived last September. Also in 2020, the band released Black Stallion, a remixed version of their beloved 2000 album White Pony featuring collaborations with Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda, The Cure‘s Robert Smith and Phantogram, among others.

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