Minerva (song)

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Single by Deftones
from the album Deftones
B-side "Sinatra"
"Sleep Walk"
Released April 29, 2003
Format CD single
Genre Alternative Metal
Length 4:17
Label Maverick
(9362 42627 2 5)
Deftones singles chronology
"Digital Bath"

"Minerva" is a song by the American band Deftones and the lead single from their self-titled fourth studio album despite the album as a whole containing some of the band's heaviest work to date, Minerva itself has an uplifting alternative rock sound. It charted at No. 9 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, No. 16 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart,[1][2] and No. 15 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Minerva," directed by Paul Fedor,[4] is notable for its similarity to Pink Floyd's Live at Pompeii concert film.[citation needed] The band is featured playing the song on a desert like landscape backed by various amplifiers and other stage equipment. It was filmed near the Salton Sea in southern California in 2003, during a sandstorm. The filming process itself was fraught with problems, as the sand caused problems with the recording equipment and lighting set-up. The shoot eventually took 22 hours to complete, with Abe Cunningham saying that "[the shoot] sucked" and Chi Cheng calling it "terrible", but conceding that "it [is] a trippy video. I actually like it a lot".[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Minerva" – 4:17 (Deftones)
  2. "Sinatra" – 4:34 (Hamilton - Helmet)
  3. "Sleep Walk" – 2:30 (Farina/Farina)

Appearances in other media[edit]

Minerva appeared on the soundtracks for True Crime: Streets of LA and NHL 2004. It was also featured in the soundtrack for the 2005 remake House of Wax.[6]


  1. ^ "Deftones". Billboard.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Deftones". Billboard.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "UK Singles Top 75 - Music Charts". Navigate to appropriate week. acharts.us. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  4. ^ B-Sides & Rarities liner notes.
  5. ^ "DEFTONES: The Stories Behind The Videos". Blabbermouth. 2005-10-04. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  6. ^ http://www.soundtrackinfo.com/title/tracks.asp?houseofwax

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