Deftones will be releasing their yet to be named album on October 9th of this year. Atleast that is their goal, which is fine with me because it feels like Diamond Eyes was just released recently, my how time flies! Chino Moreno spoke with Billboard about the new album:
“It’s not a super fast or slow record. It’s very dynamic. Some of my favorite things about Deftones are the dynamics. Yes, we’re a heavy band, but we’re not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face.
There’s a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there’s also this very soothing element where there’s a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time. I understand that’s a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities — the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression.”
Chino also spoke with Entertainment Weekly (big shot) about the album:
“Obviously we’re an aggressive band — not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. There’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.”
“We have to have something to go on when we’re writing a song, and we always come up with a name so we can reference it, and usually it’s just the silliest thing off the top of the head,” Moreno said. “They usually comes from [drummer] Abe [Cunningham] or [guitarist] Stephen [Carpenter]. They name it, and usually it’s something outrageously dumb or an inside joke, and it forces me to come up with great song titles so those song titles will never live on. It’s much easier for me in hindsight to step back and look at it.”
(Producer Nick Raskulinecz, who worked on Diamond Eyes) is a very hands-on guy,” Moreno said. “We adopted a work ethic that was really productive on the last record. We said we were going to work eight hours a day, and since we had those hours, everybody in there was super focused. Before that we had been working up in Sacramento, and the vibe was everybody would come in and hang out and we would work when we got around to it. We had to get more efficient.”
About their song choice for covers:
“We sat down and everybody had their computers on and were playing songs that we like. So we’re going to do an Elvis Presley song — we have five Elvis songs that we’ve been talking about. And we’re going to do Earth, Wind, and Fire. Hopefully we’ll get at least two, maybe three or four.”
Well there you have it. An odd combination of covers and hopefully another rich sounding experience come October 9th.