By at 10:15 AM Saturday, March 31st 2012

 

New Deftones Album Is Written, ‘Futuristic’ and Set for Fall

Deftones, Music, Studio Reports

 

Updates on a new record from Deftones have been coming in slowly, ever since their lead singer Chino Moreno took on side-project Crosses – which is now finally in its live incarnation. This week, however, the frontman provided some nice details on the status of his main act’s seventh album, and what it might sound like.

During Crosses’ short tour through South America, Chino spoke to Chilean news portal La Tercera. When asked about Deftones’ progress on their follow-up to 2010’s Diamond Eyes, he mentioned that the new LP’s writing process was completed last Wednesday (March 28), and that the actual recording will begin very soon.

Commenting the sound of the new material, he admittedly used a cliche: “I know everybody says this, but I believe this is the best record we’ve made. I’m very enthusiastic, because it sounds futuristic in comparison to our last one, so it feels like a step forward.”

He added that it holds more resemblance to 2000’s White Pony, when compared to their previous work: “The songs are very different from each other, not heavier or slower, but more dynamic, going towards several directions; it’s heavy, but beautiful.” Given that White Pony is often considered to be the band’s best, it’d be safe to raise our expectations just a little.

The singer also talked about the health of their bass player Chi Cheng, who has been in a coma since an accident in 2008: “Every day is different, and he keeps on fighting. It’s been three years already, and he’s making small advancements, daily, but he can’t speak or communicate. Sometimes he can follow small instructions, like lifting a leg or a hand, so we wish for the best and maintain hope. But no doctor can predict when he’s going to wake up.”

While the as-of-yet untitled record doesn’t have a solid release date, guitarist Stephen Carpenter mentioned a summer 2012 release – which lines up with Chino’s comments. Lastly, Deftones’ Chilean fan site points us to producer Nick Raskulinecz’s website, which confirms that he is reprising his role as a producer for the band, after his great work on Diamond Eyes.

We’ll keep you posted.

 
 

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4 comments
  1. […] my blues of having lost the Mega Millions washed away….ok, not really. Our blood brothers at Antiquiet came across an interview with Deftones frontman Chino Moreno with Chilean publication La Tercera […]

  2. […] told Antiquiet: “I know everybody says this, but I believe this is the best record we’ve made. I’m very […]

  3. Bib says:

    How can an album start recording in July & be released within 2 months? Recording would take 2 months, mastering 1 month, scheduling 2 months. We’ll be lucky if we get this by the end of the year.

    Someone needs to go to college & study a calender.

    • An album can be recorded in as little as a single week. It’s not likely but very doable; especially with a band with as much experience as deftones. Mastering does not take a month to complete lol… especially at the level they are on. I am an audio engineer myself and know firsr hand this is possible however unlikely a summer release is.

    • graham says:

      lol read the date this article was published… if anything theyre already 80% finished with recording, and like daniel said, mastering doesnt take much time… i admit a ‘futuristic white pony’ may take time to record, but a late summer or fall release is very possible…

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  5. Hollow Dolly says:

    Ooooohhh can’t wait for that! =D Although that’s what Chino said, too, about Diamond Eyes. That that record was kind of “futuristic.” But whatever he says or how people will compare it, I’m sure it will kick-ass just the same… :)

  6. […] reported earlier, Deftones are currently in the process of recording their follow-up to 2010′s Diamond Eyes. […]

  7. […] Find out more details on the release, including some hefty promises from frontman Chino Moreno, right here. We’ll keep you posted on updates as the release nears… […]

  8. […] dates with System of a Down and their slot on the Epicenter Festival. A new Deftones record is right around the corner. […]

  9. […] hinted that the album will include several B-Sides, including covers. Last spring Moreno told Antiquiet that the album had similarities to 2000′s White […]

  10. […] songs are very different from each other,” frontman Chino Moreno told AntiQuiet earlier this year, “not heavier or slower, but more dynamic, going towards several […]

  11. […] songs are very different from each other,” frontman Chino Moreno told AntiQuiet earlier this year, “not heavier or slower, but more dynamic, going towards several […]

  12. […] songs are very different from each other,” frontman Chino Moreno told AntiQuiet earlier this year, “not heavier or slower, but more dynamic, going towards several […]

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