Chino Moreno Opens Up On New Deftones Album, Chi Cheng Once Again Battling Pneumonia


@deftonesband Deftones vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno has spoken with “Revolver” about the bands forthcoming as-yet untitled new album. He was quick to point out how smooth the writing and recording process went this time around with little inter-band tension arising. On that he stated:

“It’s not like on some of our previous records where you can hear that Stephen wrote all the heavy stuff and I wrote all the pussy songs. We wrote organically as two guitar players with no ego battles. I play guitar on 10 of 13 songs, which is more guitar than I’ve played.”

According to Moreno, the heaviest song on the album carries the working title of “Roller Derby“, which he likens to “Rocket Skates“. He further described it as: “maximum riffage with a strong melody.”

He also spoke of a new atmospheric track titled “Flashback“, saying it reminded him of something from the bands 2000 offering, “White Pony“. The group once again enlisted producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Evanescence) for the album, which they plan to release on October 09th.

Covers of Elvis Presley and Earth, Wind & Fire are tentatively expected to serve as b-sides for the release. The full feature can be read in the current issue of “Revolver Magazine” (July/August 2012), which is in stores now.

On a less positive note, a new update on reveals that band bassist Chi Cheng is once again suffering from pneumonia. The sad news follows a recent bout with blood infections.