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Deftones planning next album

By | Published on Wednesday 4 May 2011


Deftones are planning to begin work on their next album, the follow-up to last year’s ‘Diamond Eyes’, before they hit the festival circuit, frontman Chino Moreno has told Billboard. Moreno said: “We’re going to have a month off, but in that month we’re talking about going in and starting to write again, maybe even two or three weeks in a rehearsal spot just recording ideas and keeping it going. So if all goes well hopefully we’ll have some product for early next year”.

In fact, individually band members are already hard at work, he said: “Everyone has their own kind of little recording devices and are putting down ideas, but with a band like us we find that when we actually get together in a rehearsal spot where there’s no distractions and we can work together cohesively as a band, that’s really when we’re writing songs. Even at sound check we’ll jam and do things, but it’s not like we ever stop and say, ‘Okay, let’s keep going on this’, because there’s so many distractions. So we’re not that good at working on the road. When we get home and we actually seclude ourselves in a little room, that’s when it will start”.

The record will be their second without bassist Chi Cheng, who was seriously injured in a car accident in 2008 and remains in a “semi-conscious state”, according to Moreno. The singer is, however, hopeful that Cheng will one day rejoin the band: “We’re hoping that he’s gonna be back on his feet sooner than later, but who knows. It’s just going to take time, and all we can do is be patient and just hope for the best”.