Deftones Team Up With ‘Insidious’ Director For ‘Ceremony’

Deftones have shared their unnerving video for “Ceremony” directed by Leigh Whannell, the director behind Insidious, Upgrade, and The Invisible Man.

The clip shows a young woman (Cleopatra Coleman) giving up different parts of herself, such as personal items and even her own blood, to get access to different parties. Once she reaches the end, she runs into frontman Chino Moreno, who lets her into the last room where she learns the terrifying truth.

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

Whannell adds “I’ve been a huge Deftones fan for over twenty years and have always admired the devotion they have dedicated to every aspect of their art – from music videos to album covers to their cryptic and intriguing lyrics. To get a chance to be a part of that art was a dream come true.”

Watch the video below.

Deftones will embark on their summer tour with Gojira in August. Check out those dates here.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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