Deftones’ new album to feature Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains

Guitarist contributes a solo to Deftones’ September-bound LP

Deftones‘ forthcoming record will feature a solo from Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, singer Chino Moreno has revealed.

While working on the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Koi No Yokan’ Moreno contacted Cantrell after noticing a “hole” for a guitar solo, Blabbermouth reports.

Speaking to 92.3 KOMP FM at this weekend’s Rock In Rio USA festival, Moreno said: “Jerry is on the [new Deftones] album. I didn’t know if he wanted anybody to know or not, but I guess I’ve just spilled the beans.”

He added: “In Deftones songs, there’s not really any guitar solos per se, but there was a section in there where [there was room for] not necessarily a typical solo, but it had an area where it could use something like what he does. So I sent him the track, and then he sent me a demo of it back, like, two days later.

“It’s like you’re hearing a Deftones song, but all of a sudden, a little bit of Alice in Chains seeps its way in there, and it’s kind of neat. I mean, me, as a fan, I was just sitting back and a little tear came out of my eye.”

Deftones recently announced that their new album is set for release on September 25. The follow-up to 2012’s ‘Koi No Yokan’, the as yet untitled record will be their first since the death of bass player Chi Cheng in 2013.

The band recently announced details of a one-off London date at the SSE Arena Wembley, London. The US metal band will headline the arena venue on November 21. See below for ticket details and how O2 Priority customers can gain early access to the sale.

Speaking to NME ahead of the huge gig, Moreno said he was keen to play new songs to the band’s fans in London. He said: “First of all, we’re really excited to have new songs ready to play in the UK. The new record will be out then and it’s usually the way that when we get out and get to play a new record live, it lends those new songs a whole different perspective.

“So I’m excited for that. It’s always been one of our favourite places to play to go as a band… We did a whole lot of ground work there when we were coming up – playing small shows, small clubs, in smaller cities – that I feel like we’ve got a cool, strong core group of fans there, who always make it a fun time. So yeah, it’s gonna be heavy.”