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Deftones frontman reveals new project

By | Published on Thursday 31 March 2011


Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has revealed that he his working on a new project with Far guitarist Shaun Lopez, called Crosses, which he describes as “minimal and soothing”.

Speaking to AOL’s Noisecreep, Moreno said: “Shaun [has] been a good friend of mine since we were kids. He’s my neighbour and we’ve done stuff together before. But just recently, during these little breaks that [Deftones has] had, we’ve been recording this real minimal project where it’s just me and him and another buddy of mine, Scott Chuck, and we’re just writing these little pieces of music, whether it starts with piano or some down tempo beats. It’s really minimal and soothing and it’s sort of like the stuff I like listening to when I’m not screaming my head off”.

After revealing they had sixteen tracks completed, Moreno quickly remembered what happened last time he announced he was working on a side-project: “I don’t want to talk about it at all – which I’m doing right now. The main thing about it is, I don’t want to hype it up and give people all these expectations. To me, that’s what made [previous side-project] Team Sleep so hard to do. It was supposed to be this underground thing that would happen whenever, and it developed so much hype around it that it kind of ruined the whole thing for me”.

So, everyone, forget you heard anything, right?