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On their first album cover, Slipknot look like a gang of escaped mental patients who showed up at your doorstep to wreak untold havoc. In retrospect, it's an essential part of their discography and a courageous step forward for a band that could have easily rested on their laurels. These days, it's seen as a transitional record, one where the band is trying to find themselves again after hitting an artistic peak with White Pony. Deftones is an American rock band whose members include Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Sergio Vega, Frank Delgado, and Abe Cunningham. Several band members have battled addiction, and founding member Chi Cheng passed away in 2013 after a horrific car crash.

So many nu-metal bands went garish and over the top with their covers — the simplicity of this one makes it such a standout. The first single — the title track — comes out tomorrow, August 21… so depending on where you are when you read this, you may actually be able to hear it right now.

Still, it's a fucking weird image — from the photographer's pasty man-feet to her left, to the somewhat sophomoric "Look! She also addresses the rumors that she and the photographer hated each other during the shoot, saying "none of that shit is true. Photographer Rick Kosick snapped the shot at a late-night pool party held by the band, as Revolver reported in 2013. Primarily working in album cover and packaging art, Maddocks has worked with artists such as Linkin Park, Deftones, Green Day, Gary Clark Jr. And even though it was a tough few years we went through while making those records, I think it was important to have their optimistic outlook.

And though Stef Carpenter's involvement in the album's creation may have been contentious, there's no denying that his contributions have helped to create an album that is truly unique and unforgettable.

The result was an instant classic, praised by critics and fans alike for its ambition and uniqueness. Deftones Album Covers wall art products, available on a range of materials, with framed and unframed options. The band name, frontman Wayne Static's finger-in-a-socket hairdo, the electric jolt of their industrialized nu-metal — and the dude getting toasted with 11,000 volts on the cover of their essential debut, Wisconsin Death Trip. They were having this after-hours party with all these chicks hanging out in the Jacuzzi," he explains.

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