Deftones Shooting to Release New Album This Fall


Story by Anne Erickson

Deftones new album update

Ready for some new Deftones jams? The band is currently working on their follow-up to 2012’s “Kio No Yokan” and hoping to release it this fall. According to frontman Chino Moreno, the group wrote the new tunes in a very different, unique manner.

“The songs are amazing, and we wrote them in a really cool way,” Moreno told Rolling Stone. “We had all of us in a room together with one person expressing an idea and another person jumping on it. The songs are really built as a collective. We have five guys who have almost completely different takes on music, so when it works, it works great.”

In the end, Deftones ended up with 16 tracks for the new album. That’s the most the band has ever had on a record.

“I think it’s a little more of a heady record,” Moreno said, referring to the album’s sound. “I feel like we’ve gone into the songs and really dissected them. If something sounded a little straight, we took a left turn and made things a little screwy. We just tried something completely opposite, not to sabotage it, but to challenge ourselves and try new things that we haven’t done in the past.”

Moreno added that while the new songs sound like a step from Deftones’ last record, this is still “definitely a Deftones record, and it has all the elements that make us who we are. We’re not going out there to change anything, other than just thinking outside the box.”



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