Deftones Nearing Completion of Highly Anticipated New Album, Reveals Chino Moreno

Chino Moreno, the frontman of the iconic alt-rock band Deftones, is in the final stages of completing vocals for their eagerly awaited new album. Moreno disclosed details of the album’s progress during an interview with KROQ at last month’s Coachella, revealing that the instrumental sections are fully recorded, leaving the vocal completion as his current focus.

Moreno emphasized the band’s commitment to quality over haste, stating, “We’re not really in a rush. We want it to be great. I think that’s most important. But it is coming, and, yeah – it’s really good.” This approach reflects Deftones’ dedication to crafting a sound that meets their high standards and resonates deeply with their audience.

The upcoming album marks a significant moment for Deftones, who have not released new material since their acclaimed 2020 album ‘Ohms’. Moreno hinted at an “invigorated” sound for the new record, suggesting a fresh creative direction that has emerged from the band’s recent sessions. “The creative part, to me, is always the funnest part of being in this band,” Moreno shared, highlighting the joy derived from collaborative creation within the group.

David ‘Beno’ Benveniste, CEO of Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group, recently posted a photo on Instagram featuring Moreno and producer Nick Raskulinecz in the studio, indicating active progress on the album. Raskulinecz, known for his work with the band on ‘Diamond Eyes’ and ‘Koi No Yokan’, is collaborating with Deftones for the third time, promising a continuation of their successful partnership.

Guitarist Stephen Carpenter revealed last September that the band had begun working on this new material and expressed optimism about the creative momentum they were experiencing. “It’s going good now. It was a little slow at first, but it always is; dragging our feet ain’t nothing new. But we’ve got stuff up and going now, and we’re on a good little momentum at the moment,” Carpenter said, projecting a potential release by next spring or summer.

Fans of Deftones recently enjoyed their performance at Coachella, where the band delivered their electrifying cover of The Smiths’ ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’. Adding to the excitement, Deftones, alongside System Of A Down, have announced a massive show featuring The Mars Volta and more, further cementing their place in the rock music landscape.

As anticipation builds, the new album promises to not only explore new artistic avenues but also reinforce Deftones’ reputation as one of the most innovative bands in the heavy metal scene.

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