2015 is already promising to be a monster year for new music from heavy acts. Even discounting the stuff that’s already been released, there’s going to be quite a bit more coming in the next 8 or nine months. Deftones will be one of them, with their eighth album scheduled to be released sometime this Fall. With the recording sessions for it out of the way, frontman Chino Moreno sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about the album, due out in September or October. Calling the album “heady,” the singer says he expects the band to be done tracking the album by the end of the month:
“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,” he continues. “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.”
Like Koi No Yokan, Matt Hyde is producing the new album. Moreno says that the band didn’t have any songs written when they hit the studio, and the whole thing was written “as a collective.” While former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward stopped by the studio, the album doesn’t have any guests on it, at least at this point, but Moreno says that could change “at any moment.” 16 songs have been recorded, which is the most they’ve ever done for an album. He also spoke about his other projects, Team Sleep and Crosses. Read the whole interview here.