The alternative metal band Deftones have launched a cannabis collection in partnership with Golden Barn with strain names based on their songs. In an Instagram post, the band said that throughout their career, “it has been an ongoing mission to provide our fans with quality products.”
“Whether it’s music, beer, or tequila, we put in the time, care and effort to make sure we’re delivering merchandise to the market that have been thoroughly scrutinized by all of us. The obvious next step in this progression is cannabis.” — Deftones via Instagram
The band also launched an Instagram page — @deftonescannabis — for the brand.
The first edition of the cannabis line is a set called The Passenger Box, which includes flower, edibles, concentrates, and disposable vapes.
“We’ve been waiting and smoking forever, you know,” guitarist Stephen Carpenter said in the Instagram video announcing the Passenger Box. “And to finally be able to present something that we all enjoy and like is awesome.”
The band worked with Frank Maddocks on the product design. Maddocks also collaborated with the band on their White Pony IPA and previous records, including their most recent release “OHMS.”
The line is currently available at nine dispensaries in California with more retailers expected to offer the product soon, the band said via Instagram.
Other metal musicians, including Slipknot co-founder Shawn “Clown” Crahan and System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, have launched their own cannabis brands. Another metal band, Korukuma, last year partnered with NemeSeeds in creating a strain known as KuroKush.
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