[Photo credit: Frank Maddocks]
Deftones' Chino Moreno is already talking about a new album from the band.
Deftones released Gore, their eighth studio album, in April of last year. This week, Moreno sat down with NME to chat about Deftones' writing process and discussed the band's future plans, mentioning that they've considered “getting together sooner [rather] than later” to make new music.
“When we make records, we don’t really talk about what we’re trying to do or what our ideas are for it, we kind of just go in and make music. That’s what keeps it fresh for us. We don’t try to box ourselves in to these pre-conceived ideas, but we have talked about getting together sooner [rather] than later to start making noise together – just out of pure excitement of creating music.”
The musician also spoke about the rumored creative tensions behind the making of Gore, commenting on Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter's apparent indifference to the material early on.
“With the end product, we wouldn’t put out a record unless we were into it. Early on, [Stef] had a hard time getting into what we were doing. Eventually, he got into the mix, we finished the record and everybody was very much 100% in. When we looked back on it, we though ‘wow – we made this with five different guys with five different ideas’.”
Watch Chino's full interview with the NME below!
Deftones are touring the U.S. this summer with Rise Against. Check out the cities and dates after the video.
Deftones tour dates:
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island
06/10 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Theater At Freedom Hill
06/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
06/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
06/16 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier At Penn’s Landing
06/18 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
06/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/22 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/23 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
06/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater
06/26 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
06/27 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
06/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
06/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
07/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
07/03 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
07/06 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
07/07 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
07/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
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