Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has said that the new album ‘Gore’ is going to be substantially different to its two predecessors ‘Diamond Eyes’ and ‘Koi No Yokan’, describing a less optimistic angle taken on the record in terms of colours.
Speaking to Kerrang, Moreno talks about album dynamics and the mindset behind the writing, saying:
“If you look at the title and the artwork, it’s about a juxtaposition that, for me, is very beautiful.
“I think Deftones have always flirted with dynamic and that yin-and-yang of things that are provocative and things that are beautiful. Where our last two album titles were a lot more optimistic, I think this title is intentionally different. This record is very different.
“I feel like ‘Diamond Eyes’ and ‘Koi No Yokan’ were brother-sister records in a lot of ways. They were both recording in the same way. And even though it was a tough few years we went through while making those records, I think it was important to have their optimistic outlook.”
Moreno also spoke about the record in terms of colours, adding:
“I do think we went in knowing that we wanted to make this record a little different from the last two. And I feel, definitely, like we did that. It’s still a Deftones record — we didn’t really have any new influences that changed that — but it’s an expansion of what we were comfortable with.
“And it’s important to get out of your comfort zone sometimes with the music — just to be excited. It’s got a different look. A different shade of color. I’d say some shade of purple. I don’t know why, but I think it sits somewhere between pink, red and purple. Sometimes when I hear music, I see color”
Deftones confirmed the release details of ‘Gore’ last week.
They will play a gig at London’s Wembley Arena on June 3, a date originally scheduled to take place last year but which was postopned following the Paris attacks in November, before heading to Download Festival.
The track-listing for ‘Gore’ – which will be released April 8 – is as follows:
‘Hearts and Wires’