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Stephen Carpenter Says Deftones Have Begun “Coming Up With Ideas” For New Material


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Deftones, etc. guitarist Stephen Carpenter has once again stepped into Cypress Hill vocalist B-Real‘s ‘The Smokebox‘. Amid that hazy discussion is word that the multi-platinum alternative metal outfit are getting ready to begin working on the follow-up to their 2020 album “Ohms“.

When asked by B-Real if the Sacramento, CA-based alternative metal icons were already working on new material or just getting ready to, Carpenter replied:

“[We’re] getting ready to. Just coming up with ideas at this point, more conversation at the moment than actual doing.”

Word of new material from the outfit follows a rather tumultuous period for Deftones fans, following longtime bassist/vocalist Sergio Vega announcing his complicated exit from the group, while bassist Fred Sablan and guitarist Lance Jackman were brought into the band’s touring lineup.

Elsewhere in the chat, B-Real also spoke of his desire to rekindle his and Carpenter‘s early 2000s rap metal project, Kush. While the pair had originally set out to work on that project with then Fear Factory members Christian Olde Wolbers on bass and Raymond Herrera on drums, disagreements among the various record labels involved eventually spiked the project.

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