Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter Speaks On New Material Progress, Hopes To Put Out Even More Music


Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter was interviewed recently by Cypress Hill rapper (and former Kush bandmate) B-Real as part of his smoke box series of interviews—which are hosted over at During the course of the smoked out chat Carpenter had the following to say of the bands progress with new material so far:

“We’re just literally starting to work on new stuff for a new record. We’ve got the makings for one song right now—not an entire one yet. But we’ll be writing over the next few months.We got some shows coming up still, it’s just nice to be home.”

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Following a bout of lung collapsing coughs that also touched upon his early influences; he revealed that he one day hopes to break the recording/touring cycle up a bit more substantially:

“The one thing I talk about too with the guys,  and I said, you know, periodically; Is that I would love for us to stay home and sit in the studio for awhile. I mean still go do shows… like for me I feel like I’ve been in this endless cycle of make a record go on tour, tour, tour, tour.

‘Oh we gotta go make another record so we can go on tour again,’ cause somebody told us we gotta make a record. Cause we’re gonna wear ourselves out from touring.

I don’t get it, cause there’s so many places we’ve never been. Every time we go somewhere they’re like ‘you guys take too long to come back.’ I’m like I hear ya but we can only do what we can do, ya know?

So I feel like we could always be doing touring if we want. But my thing is like I want to… I’ve always done records to tour all the time. I want to just sit around and make sick ass music, like crazy songs, and just put out songs, like sit around around for a couple years and just put out music, just constantly, just let it go out. Ya know, do a show here, do a show there…”

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