You've Seen the Butcher

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"You've Seen the Butcher"
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Single by Deftones
from the album Diamond Eyes
Released October 28, 2010
Format Compact disc, download
Recorded Late 2009
Length 3:31
3:18 (edit)
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, Chino Moreno, Frank Delgado, Sergio Vega
Producer(s) Nick Raskulinecz
Deftones singles chronology
"You've Seen the Butcher"
"You've Seen the Butcher"

"You've Seen the Butcher" is a song by the American alternative metal band Deftones. It was the fourth single released from their sixth studio album, Diamond Eyes (2010). The song memorably uses unusual time signatures.

To support funding for bassist Chi Cheng, the drumset and keyboard used in filming the music video were auctioned.[1][2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "You've Seen the Butcher" was directed by Jodeb Films. It shows the band playing in a worn-out library, which appears to be floating in the air, while library books rain down from the sky. Attractive young women, including Canadian model/actress Madaline Zanni,[citation needed] form a crowd around the band as they play, getting more aggressive with the band and grabbing them. One even rips Chino Moreno's shirt. When the song reaches the bridge, blood starts pouring from the ceiling of the library, spraying both the band and the women. The end of the video depicts a bloody, drenched Deftones.[3]

The video premiered via Myspace and MTV2 on October 28, 2010, and received airplay on MTV2's AMTV.

Track listing[edit]

iTunes EP[4]
No. Title Length
1. "You've Seen the Butcher" 3:31
2. "You've Seen the Butcher (Midnight Airport Version)" 3:10
3. "Birthmark (Live)" 4:06




Chart history[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)[5] 17
US Rock Songs (Billboard) 34


  1. ^ "#252836 - Signed Keyboard from the Deftones used in the video, "You've Seen the Butcher"". charitybuzz. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  2. ^ "You’ve Seen The Butcher Drumset/Keyboard Auction Lunched! Ending Soon! | Deftones - Chi Cheng". 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  3. ^ "You've Seen the Butcher". Deftones. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  4. ^ "You've Seen the Butcher - EP". iTunes. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Billboard.BIZ". Billboard.BIZ. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 

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