Sacramento rock veterans Deftones have given an update on their latest album, citing that’six or seven’ tracks have been written so far.
The five-piece haven’t released music since 2016’s Gore, and the news of new music may come as a surprise to fans after frontman Chino Moreno previously told NME that he ‘wouldn’t want to carry on forever’ in terms of making music. Progress has been quick with the follow-up to Gore, after posting that they werer ‘back at it’, and ‘jamming’ in the studio as recently as late March 2018.
Speaking to Rock.com.ar, Moreno revealed “There are six or seven songs, which are still mutating”, going on to explain”They are very powerful, and I am anxious because, as I told you before, it has been a collaborative process.”
Chino was also asked about the involvement of guitarist Steph Carpenter, following his issues during the creation of Gore, with the vocalist responding that “Most of his problems were not about Deftones, but about personal things.
“The best part is that now we are writing songs for the new album, and unlike Gore, it’s been a joint effort.”
Carpenter had previously spoken on the 2016 LP, commenting “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.