Deftones' Chino Moreno

Chino Moreno Wants Stephen Carpenter’s Riffs At The “Forefront” Of Next Deftones Album


In a new video feature shared over at Revolver, Deftones frontman/guitarist Chino Moreno discussed the band’s creative process, his own passion for music and the tentative plans they have their next full-length album. On the latter, Moreno offered:

“We might start writing music. I’m thinking of going in the next couple months and staying with Stephen for a few days… Trying to think of different ways of writing music from scratch.”

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“On our last record [“Gore“] he didn’t have as much to do with the writing process as I would have liked for him to have. The idea this time is to just go hang out with him for a couple weeks at his house and just record him playing guitar, take some of the riffs, whatever he makes, organize stuff.

But I really feel like his riffs, his guitar playing, what he does is one of the most—if not the most important part—of Deftones, what we do. Those riffs and the way that Abe plays drums, that’s the essence of what we do and I just want to bring that to the forefront.”

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