Deftones hope to release new album in early 2012

May 3, 2011 by Tim Karan

Deftones hope to release new album in early 2012

Deftones are planning to begin work on the follow-up to last year's Diamond Eyes this summer and are looking at an early 2012 release. In a recent interview, frontman Chino Moreno reveals the band will start writing in between summer tour dates. He says, "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." They're planning to record album no. 7 with bassist Sergio Vega, who filled in for Chi Cheng after he was severely injured in an automobile accident in 2008. Moreno says that Cheng is still in a "semi-conscious state" and not able to communicate, but the vocalist says Cheng is showing improvement.

Deftones will finish their current tour in mid-June and are set to play Lollapalooza before the Leeds and Reading festivals in the U.K.

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