Chino Moreno

Deftones Finishing Up Mixing New Album, Hope To Debut New Song This Month


Deftones frontman Chino Moreno was interviewed (see below) by Daniel P Carter for the ‘BBC Radio 1 Rock Show‘ and spoke of the bands progress with their new album and what to expect from it:

“Well yesterday (November 07th) we actually finished the last mix—or at least approved the last mix—so now it’s just time to sequence the songs and master them and we should be done. So aside from artwork still is something that we’re working on, but we’re making progress with that. Album title close, but not all the way there yet, and song titles as well. But that’s usually the stuff that’s the sort of the last stuff to come together. But as far as the music, it’s done, it’s sounding good and we’re excited about it.”

When asked about the ‘vibe’ of the new material:

“I can’t really compare it to our last couple records. I mean those two records were done in a very similar manner where we locked ourselves in a room for a short period of time and wrote and recorded it. Therefore I feel like we sort of really captured this moment in time and the record sort of sounds cohesive because of that.

This record was done sort of over a year, spread out over these little tiny writing sections. So it sounds a bit more fragmented, but in a good way. I feel like you put on one song and it’s completely different from the song after it, or previous to it. It’s not like we had this one main idea and we went in and we sort of went with that vibe, I mean the vibe’s sort of all over the place.

Like any Deftones record, I mean its got dynamics and there’s loud aggressiveness and there’s mellowness to it, but it’s all sort of got an ebb and flow to it. I dunno, it’d be hard for me to put it in words exactly what it sounds like. It’s definitely a Deftones record. The way I look at it is, it’s a gradual step from where we last were.”

It also looks like we may finally hear a new song from the album this month, as Moreno hopes the band will debut a track from it during their November 21st appearance at the SSE Arena Wembley In London, England on November 21st. Moreno said of the show:

“We’re going to try debut at least one new song, it’s been awhile since we been there, especially Wembley, I mean it’s a huge show.”

Current Deftones dates include:

11/14 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
11/15 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
11/16 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
11/18 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
11/19 Cologne, GER – Palladium Koln
11/21 London, UK – SSE Arena (feat. Architects)
06/03 Mendig, GER – Rock am Ring
06/04 Nurnberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/11 Derby, UK – Download Festival