Deftones' Stephen Carpenter unleashes his heaviest riffs yet in new Sol Invicto side project

Deftones' Stef Carpenter unveils new Sol Invicto track
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Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter recently got his heavy on with his band’s new album Ohms – in fact, the video for the alternately crushing and soaring (very Deftones-esque, eh?) title track showed off Stef’s newest toy: an ESP nine-string electric guitar.

Now Carpenter has upped the distorto guitar riffage with A Reason for Being, a new track from his side project Sol Invicto.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.