Deftones albums in the 2010s seem to have come in spurts. Diamond Eyes came out in 2010, Koi No Yokan came out in 2012, and then there was a four year gap before Gore was released in 2016. Now in an interview with NME, frontman Chino Moreno says he's excited to get with the guys soon and start writing some new music, or in his words, "sooner rather than later."
Obviously the expectation here isn't a new album in 2017, but who knows what'll happen?
"We know each other oh so well and for so many years that it's comforting. We grew up in the same neighborhood, spending every day in the garage together, at school, after school.
“Then, ten, fifteen, twenty years later, we're all grown adults with children living in different cities — so when we go back on tour it's like we get to go back to clubhouse. When we make records, we don't really talk about what we're trying to do or what our ideas are for it — we kind of just go in and make music. That's what keeps it fresh for us."
"We don't try to box ourselves in to these pre-conceived ideas, but we have talked about getting together sooner rather than later to start making noise together — just out of pure excitement of creating music."
Above all, it sounds like Deftones is just stoked on music right now, which always makes for some kickass tunes… plus, new Deftones is never a bad thing.