Speaking to Billboard, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has opened up about the band’s recent progress on their up-and-coming release. Delighting fans with the news that they will emerge from the studio with a release that fuses “Beauty and Straight, Ruthless Aggression.”
The album will be the most recent since 2010’s Diamond Eyes and sees the band once again tag Nick Raskulinecz for production. Moreno continues to explain the pace of the album, which he believes is neither fast nor slow but “Very dynamic. Some of my favorite things about Deftones are the dynamics. Yes, we’re a heavy band, but we’re not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There’s a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there’s also this very soothing element where there’s a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time…”
“I understand that’s a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities, the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression.”
Another similarity to their previous release is the timeframe in which they’ve completed the album, within a matter of months, without the standard delay you expect with a Deftones release: “We have a well-documented history of taking forever to make records. But with our last record, we did it in a really short, good amount of time, probably four or five months from the time we started writing until we finished it. For us, that was record time, so this time the idea was, ‘Let’s go in and start a record on this date and let’s try to be finished by summertime and keep this work ethic we kind of stumbled upon on the last one,’ and we did.”
The album will be out this October.