We know this has been a roller coaster of emotions, but even though Deftones already said before they were done with new album, and then ended up pushing the release date to this month to no avail, frontman Chino Moreno swears now the album is almost done and will be ready to be released soon.
During an interview with Daniel P Carter for the ‘BBC Radio 1 Rock Show‘, Moreno said the following:
“Well yesterday (November 07th) we actually finished the last mix—or at least approved the last mix—so now it’s just time to sequence the songs and master them and we should be done. So aside from artwork still is something that we’re working on, but we’re making progress with that. Album title close, but not all the way there yet, and song titles as well. But that’s usually the stuff that’s the sort of the last stuff to come together. But as far as the music, it’s done, it’s sounding good and we’re excited about it.”
Moreno also elaborated more about the album itself:
“I can’t really compare it to our last couple records. I mean those two records were done in a very similar manner where we locked ourselves in a room for a short period of time and wrote and recorded it. Therefore I feel like we sort of really captured this moment in time and the record sort of sounds cohesive because of that.
This record was done sort of over a year, spread out over these little tiny writing sections. So it sounds a bit more fragmented, but in a good way. I feel like you put on one song and it’s completely different from the song after it, or previous to it. It’s not like we had this one main idea and we went in and we sort of went with that vibe, I mean the vibe’s sort of all over the place.
Like any Deftones record, I mean its got dynamics and there’s loud aggressiveness and there’s mellowness to it, but it’s all sort of got an ebb and flow to it. I dunno, it’d be hard for me to put it in words exactly what it sounds like. It’s definitely a Deftones record. The way I look at it is, it’s a gradual step from where we last were.”
The band is currently touring in Europe and one of the biggest shows they have is at the SSE Arena Wembley In London, England on November 21st and Moreno says he will take the opportunity to unveil, at least, one new song during that show:
“We’re going to try debut at least one new song, it’s been awhile since we been there, especially Wembley, I mean it’s a huge show.”
We still don’t have a solid release date but, hey, at least you have an update on the new album’s progress so just sit tight and wait for news to come, and if you end up going to that London show, record it and send it our way. We will say nice things about you if you do.