Chino Moreno Says Deftones Have About Six Or Seven Songs For Their Next Album

It looks like Deftones’ recent studio photos were definitely taken during writing sessions for their next album. Chino Moreno has now confirmed to 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.”

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Deftones Appear To Be Further Teasing New Writing Sessions

Many speculated that Deftones were writing new material after they shared some studio photos last month. Now, those rumors have heated up again with the band having shared a couple more pictures:

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Are Deftones Working On New Material?

It appears Deftones may be working on some new material. The band made the below Instagram posts:

Someone say jam?! #deftones #backatit #fujixt2 #fujifilm #xt2

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Deftones Release “Good Morning Beautiful” Beer

Deftones have teamed up with Belching Beaver Brewery again to create their third beer. This one, which is called “Good Morning Beautiful,” is a brown ale with coconut, coffee, and maple syrup. The beverage is expected to ship throughout the U.S. over the next two weeks.

Quicksand Added To Deftones’ South American Tour

Quicksand will be opening for Deftones on their upcoming South American tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

05/24 Bogota, COL – Chamorro Entertainment City Hall
05/28 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
05/29 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
05/30 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
06/01 Buenos Aires, ARG – Luna Park

Deftones Announce 2018 South American Dates

Deftones have announced a few South American shows. With those added, here’s what the band’s schedule looks like now:

03/03 San Antonio, TX – La Cantera
05/24 Bogota, COL – Chamorro Entertainment City Hall
05/28 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
06/01 Buenos Aires, ARG – Luna Park
06/21 Copenhagen, DEN – Refshaleoen
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest