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DEFTONES Recorded An Album Over The Summer, Due Out In 2020

"It’ll definitely be out next year."


Deftones have slowly but surely been recording the follow-up to their 2016 record Gore, which vocalist Chino Moreno told NBC 7 San Diego is musically complete. Moreno said the band has been recording on and off for a while now, and now it's just down to writing and recording "the lyrics and the melodies and the singing parts,"

“We’ve been working on our record for about a year now. We’re not doing that thing where we go in and lock ourselves in a room until it’s done; we are kind of enjoying our time making it. It’s been a cool process, we get together, we work for a couple weeks, whether that’s just making noise and coming up with ideas and then everybody just goes home and comes back to work on ’em a little bit more. So, we’ve been doing that for a little over a year or so.

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This summer, we actually went into the studio and recorded an album’s worth of music. So, the music was pretty much done and the last few months have sort of just been working on the lyrics and the melodies and the singing parts. So that’s pretty much where we’re at right now.”

Moreno later added the new record will be out in 2020, though he doesn't want to give a definitive timeframe.

“It’ll definitely be out next year. I’m hoping that it’ll be earlier on in the year, but I feel like once I give a definitive answer or speculate exactly when, I feel like we’ll be held to it [laughs] so I kind of want to continue on.

Of course, it’ll be out next year, hopefully earlier than later. Our biggest thing is making sure that it’s good. We’ll be performing it, once it’s out, for the next two or three years, so we want to be sure it’s the best it can be and want to make everyone happy — including ourselves.”

As far as how the music will sound, Moreno once compared it to the experimental nature of Deftones' breakout record White Pony. So that's exciting.

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