Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has confirmed that the band will be heading into the studio soon to work on the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Diamond Eyes.’
Moreno told Billboard.com, “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.” He continued, “…if all goes well hopefully we’ll have some product for early next year.”
When asked what the new material will sound like, Moreno commented, “Everyone has their own kind of little recording devices and are putting down ideas, but with a band like us we find that when we actually get together in a rehearsal spot where there’s no distractions and we can work together cohesively as a band, that’s really when we’re writing songs. Even at sound check we’ll jam and do things, but it’s not like we ever stop and say, ‘Okay, let’s keep going on this,’ because there’s so many distractions. So we’re not that good at working on the road. When we get home and we actually seclude ourselves in a little room, that’s when it will start.”
Deftones have a slew of North American tour dates lined up, including a stop at this year’s Lollapalooza in early August. The group will also be heading over to Europe for the Rock in Summer Festival, Reading Festival, and Leeds festivals in the summer. Head here for all the dates.