Deftones kicked off a co-headlining tour with Incubus last week, but don’t expect to hear any new songs on the trek. Although the band has nearly completed work on its eighth studio release, singer Chino Moreno told us why fans will have to wait a little longer to hear the new material live:
“We contemplated it a little bit, we talked about it. But with, you know, YouTube and things like that, it’s like, by the time people hear the real recorded version, a live version recorded on someone’s camera phone will be people’s first idea of what our new record sounds like. I really don’t think we wanted to take that step yet. But yeah, it is sort of hard ’cause we’re sitting on all this material that we’re really excited about and really want to play.”
The new Deftones album is scheduled to be released on September 25th and will follow up 2012’s acclaimed Koi No Yokan, although the new disc’s arrival could be pushed back to November.
Keyboardist Frank Delgado told Diffuser that the record does not have a title yet, adding that the band has worked on this album at a much more relaxed pace than before. He explained,”For the last couple of records, we went in and we started writing and we didn’t stop until we finished the record. This one we took our time and it was a good pace . . . It allowed us to think about things longer as opposed to get something done by a deadline.”
As previously reported, Deftones has tapped Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell to lay down a guest guitar solo on the new album.
Deftones play festivals in Toronto on Wednesday (July 29th) and Silver Springs, Maryland on Friday (July 31st) before rejoining with Incubus in Gilford, New Hampshire on Saturday (August 1st).