Listen to Deftones’ Chino Moreno’s new solo single, ‘Brief Exchange’

The track was inspired by DC's new graphic novel 'Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition'

Deftones‘ Chino Moreno has shared a new solo single, titled ‘Brief Exchange’.

The frontman last released a solo record in 2014 under the moniker Crosses. The self-titled album is the only full-length LP he has released through that project so far.

‘Brief Exchange’ comes as part of an album inspired by DC‘s graphic novel, Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition, and follows Mastodon‘s Brann Dailor’s contribution, ‘Red Death’. Moreno’s track features Eminem and 21 Pilots collaborator Mike Elizondo, Tyler Bates, who has worked with Marilyn Manson, and ex-Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Gil Sharone. Listen to the track below.

Meanwhile, Deftones gave an update on their progress on a new album earlier this year. Speaking last month, Moreno said: “There are six or seven songs, which are still mutating. They are very powerful, and I am anxious because it has been a collaborative process.

“The best part is that now we are writing songs for the new album and, unlike ‘Gore’, it’s been a joint effort.”

Last year, Moreno told NME of the band’s plans for the future: “When we make records, we don’t really talk about what we’re trying to do or what our ideas are for it, we kind of just go in and make music. That’s what keeps it fresh for us. We don’t try to box ourselves into these pre-conceived ideas, but we have talked about getting together sooner [rather] than later to start making noise together – just out of pure excitement of creating music.”

As well as performances at a number of US festivals this summer, Deftones are scheduled to perform as part of this year’s Meltdown Festival, curated by Robert Smith of The Cure. They will perform alongside the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, and more.