It looks like Deftones’ recent studio photos were definitely taken during writing sessions for their next album. Chino Moreno has now confirmed to Rock.com.ar that the band currently have about six or seven songs for the effort. The tracks are still evolving at this point, and no deadlines have been set as far as when things will be finished.
Moreno said the following [translated from Spanish via The PRP]:
“There are six or seven songs, which are still mutating. They are very powerful, and I am anxious because, as I told you before, it has been a collaborative process. I think all our albums were postcards of what we were going through at each moment. Either with ‘Adrenaline‘ (1995), we were boys, with ‘White Pony‘, we had matured a little, with ‘Diamond Eyes‘ (2010) or with which we are recording. Everyone has their own feeling, because it belongs to an era. Today we are older guys, I suppose, but we still enjoy making songs with marked riffs, cool melodies and a lot of groove. It is fun.”
Moreno also said guitarist Stephen Carpenter, who originally had problems getting involved in the “Gore“ sessions, is more involved this time around:
“We really want Stephen to have a strong role on all the albums, but in this case [‘Gore‘] it did not turn out the way we wanted. Most of his problems were not about Deftones, but about personal things. The best part is that now we are writing songs for the new album, and unlike ‘Gore‘, it’s been a joint effort.”
You can read more at Rock.com.ar.