Chino Moreno also says the band's new album is 'very dynamic'
Deftones have said that they will bring a combination of “beauty” and “straight, ruthless aggression” on their new studio album.
The alternative metallers, who released their sixth studio album ‘Diamond Eyes’ in 2010, are set to release the album in October and have been working with producer Nick Raskulinecz once again.
Speaking to Billboard about the album, singer Chino Moreno said that the record is “very dynamic” and promised it would contain elements of all the band’s previous records.
Asked how things were progressing, Moreno said: “It’s not a super fast or slow record. It’s 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.”
He continued: “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.”
Moreno also said that the band were working quickly, as they did with ‘Diamond Eyes’, and were very proud of their new work ethic.
He said of this: “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.”
Deftones will tour across North America with System Of A Down next month and are also booked to play Slipknot’s Knotfest event.