In an appearance on BBC Radio 1’s “Rock Show”, Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno opened up about a new studio album to host Daniel P. Carter. Moreno stated that the music was done, that he had to record vocals, and that they’re aiming at at tentative release date of September 25th.
The record, as far as music, has been all recorded, and I am currently working on the vocals. So I’ve been recording from my home studio here in Oregon. Slowly but surely, [we’re] getting it done, man. It’s coming out really good. It’s just another DEFTONES record. And I feel like it’s us reaching a little bit, getting more into the song structures and trying to challenge ourselves a little bit, you know what I mean? It’s sounding good. I think it’s gonna be a great record.
This new studio album will be the followup to 2012’s fantastic Koi No Yokan.
When asked to compare it to Koi No Yokan, Moreno responded with the following:
I think it’s a little more of a heady record. I feel like we’ve gone into the songs and really dissected them. If something sounded a little straight, we took a left turn and made things a little screwy. We just tried something completely opposite, not to sabotage it, but to challenge ourselves and try new things that we haven’t done in the past.
“It definitely feels like we’ve taken a step from our last record. But it’s definitely a DEFTONES record, and it has all the elements that make us who we are. We’re not going out there to change anything, other than just thinking outside the box.