One of the biggest rock bands to break from Sacramento has a new album on the way. According to Rolling Stone, Deftones are in the midst of songwriting sessions which will wrap up by the end of March, and eyeing a new album release in the fall.
The new album follows 2012’s “Koi No Yokan,” which hit No. 2 on Billboard’s hard rock albums chart and named “album of the year” in Revolver Magazine’s “Golden Gods Awards.” So far, 16 songs have been written for the new album, which frontman Chino Moreno describes as “more of a heady” record from the band known for its fusion of guitar bombast and ethereal melodies.
Said Moreno to Rolling Stone: “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.”
The new album will be the band’s eighth. Deftones formed in a south Sacramento garage in the late-1980s and in 1994 signed to Maverick Records, the former Warner Bros. imprint co-founded by Madonna. The band has since sold 10 million records worldwide and earned a Grammy award in 2000 for “metal performance.”
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For more information about the new Deftones album and what’s up in their camp, click here for the Rolling Stone interview with Moreno.