Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno recently sat down with Argentina’s rock.com.ar to discuss the progress of the bands 9th studio album.
“There are six or seven songs, which are still mutating,” shared the front man. “They are very powerful, and I am anxious because, as I told you before, it has been a collaborative process.”
It should be noted that on 2016’s “Gore” there was tension in the ranks during the writing and recording process, notably with guitarist Stephen Carpenter who was unhappy with the direction the record was taking.
“When we were coming up with the ideas and writing the songs, the stuff that was being written, you know, the other guys’ ideas, I wasn’t too interested in it.” Carpenter continued, “It wasn’t the style or the sound I was hoping we would take. My band is going one direction and I am going another one currently.”
According to Moreno, that is not the case this time around. “The best part is that now we are writing songs for the new album, and unlike Gore, it’s been a joint effort.” He continues, “Most of his problems were not about Deftones, but about personal things.”
In other Deftones news they recently announced that they would be performing at this year’s Meltdown Festival – curated by Robert Smith of The Cure. Also on the bill will be Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, The Libertines and many more.
They band has also announced an Austin City Limits festival appearance via their Instagram which is also featuring appearances by Paul McCartney, Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Childish Gambino and Chvrches.
Other tour dates
5/24 Bogota, Columbia @ Chamorro Entertainment City Hall
5/26 Lima, Peru @ Festival Vivo X El Rock
5/28 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Coliseo (sold out)
5/29 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Coliseo (sold out)
5/30 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Coliseo (sold out)
6/1 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Luna Park
For more Deftones tour dates and ticket information, visit deftones.com/tour