Deftones Begin Work on New Album

In a recent interview with, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno revealed that the band will be spending the new few weeks working on material for what will eventually become the follow-up to 2010’s Diamond Eyes.

The band are currently on a one-month break from touring, which means writing will stop as soon as the band are back on the road, but Moreno says he hopes the process will continue in September, and that the band may have “some product for early next year.”

Moreno can confirm that the band will not be drawing from the sessions for Eros, the album they were working on before bassist Chi Cheng was involved in an accident that left him in a semi-conscious state, saying: “We still have yet to even sit down as a band and listen to where it was left. There’s a lot of great music on it, I know that, but … there’s a lot of emotion and stuff around it, obviously. It’ll be something we’ll put out just out of the blue, when we feel the time is right, but I don’t think that will be any time soon. Right now we’re definitely going to write new music and put out a new record before we do that.”

Deftones’ last album, Diamond Eyes, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 Chart.


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  • Cirno

    Actually, no, Diamond Eyes was not the band’s highest-charting album to date. White Pony and Deftones both charted at #3 and #2, respectively.