April 2, 2012 16:10

Deftones to record new studio album in July

Chino Moreno confirms band have finished writing the follow-up to 'Diamond Eyes'

Deftones to record new studio album in July

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Deftones have said that they will be recording their new studio album in July.

The alternative metallers, who released their sixth studio album 'Diamond Eyes' in 2010, revealed over the weekend that they completed the writing stage of their new album on March 28 and that recording will begin on July 9. Nick Raskulinecz is once again confirmed to produce the album.

Speaking to Chilean website Latercera.com, the band's frontman Chino Moreno described their new album as "futuristic" and "more dynamic".

Asked about the band's seventh album, Moreno said: "I know everybody says this, but I believe this is the best record we’ve made. I’m very enthusiastic, because it sounds futuristic in comparison to our last one, so it feels like a step forward. The songs are very different from each other, not heavier or slower, but more dynamic, going towards several directions; it’s heavy, but beautiful."

The singer also spoke about the band's bassist Chi Cheng, who remains in hospital in a semi-conscious state after a serious car accident in November 2008.

Speaking about Cheng, Moreno said: "Every day is different, and he keeps on fighting. It’s been three years already, and he’s making small advancements, daily, but he can’t speak or communicate. Sometimes he can follow small instructions, like lifting a leg or a hand, so we wish for the best and maintain hope. But no doctor can predict when he’s going to wake up."

Moreno is currently touring South America as part of side project Crosses.

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