Deftones to record this summer
2012-04-02 by Jeremy Bentham | 118 Comments

Deftones front man Chino Moreno announced recently in an interview that the band are going into the studio to record their highly anticipated follow-up to 2010's Diamond Eyes. Nick Raskulinecz will return as producer.

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."


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BonRurgundy
April 2nd 2012

351 Comments


New deftones is always good news.

KILL
April 2nd 2012

71372 Comments


band sucks!!!¡ !¡ !!¡ ¡ ¡ !

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dammets
April 2nd 2012

2035 Comments


oh fuck yes

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 2nd 2012

31072 Comments


Eros no bueno

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Emim
April 2nd 2012

26604 Comments


will be good methinks

BassDemon333
April 2nd 2012

3364 Comments


album is going to rule hard, so excited

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Butkuiss
April 2nd 2012

4154 Comments


AWWWWWW YEAHHHHHHHHHH

Butkuiss
April 2nd 2012

4154 Comments


Also, NEEDS MORE EROS.

eternium
April 2nd 2012

16337 Comments


yessssssss

dammets
April 2nd 2012

2035 Comments


no reason to bring up eros

Maniac!
April 2nd 2012

26250 Comments


With Chino's description, it sounds like they'll be embracing a lot more electronic influences in their music. I know they've always incorporated things like trip-hop, but I would be surprised if they didn't use a lot more of it this go around.

KILL
April 2nd 2012

71372 Comments


agreed

Flyboy
April 2nd 2012

395 Comments


YES!!!!!!!!!

BassDemon333
April 2nd 2012

3364 Comments


Yeah given what Chino's been up to lately in Crosses I'm sure hes gonna bring more electronic influence to the table this time

FearThyEvil
April 2nd 2012

12480 Comments


I can't wait. Fuck yeah, awesome news!

Scoot
April 2nd 2012

17722 Comments


sweet

Mordecai.
April 2nd 2012

8277 Comments


this will rule. they should release Eros as a bonus disc or something idk i'm from australia i'm dumb

BassDemon333
April 2nd 2012

3364 Comments


I wish they would release Eros but they probably won't until Chi is in good condition.

Acanthus
April 2nd 2012

9537 Comments


Sweet, something to look forward to for sure.

austin888
April 2nd 2012

331 Comments


Oh happy day!

bloc
April 2nd 2012

34752 Comments


First time reading news for an album I'm actually excited about

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SabertoothMonocle
April 2nd 2012

493 Comments


Chi will never be in "good" condition, I'm sorry to say.

You don't bounce back from a TBI of that order.

InFiction
April 2nd 2012

3651 Comments


Pretty sure Diamond Eyes was my Aoty in 2010, so I'm sure this will be awesome.

Dylan620
April 2nd 2012

1015 Comments


Awesome news, looking forward to this

spillingmercury
April 2nd 2012

877 Comments


Sweet. Can't wait for this. "Heavy but beautiful" is basically Deftones in a nutshell.

wacknizzle
April 2nd 2012

12918 Comments


Loved Diamond Eyes, hope this is good.

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MO
April 2nd 2012

18483 Comments


sweet

J1996
April 2nd 2012

329 Comments


YYYYEEESS!

sixdegrees
April 2nd 2012

16917 Comments


excellent news.

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Vooligan
April 2nd 2012

3541 Comments


Doesnt matter if it's overhyped. Still gunna rule.

oltnabrick
April 2nd 2012

30603 Comments


GOOD.

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Wizard
April 2nd 2012

19327 Comments


Nick Raskulinecz will return as producer.

So he will continue to drag this band down further? All they really did on their last album was cover up some shitty nu-metal riffs with an ambient effect. Fuck this band sucks so much now.

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Mordecai.
April 2nd 2012

8277 Comments


wow

ManintheBox
April 2nd 2012

867 Comments


.........yeah..so many Nu-metal riffs in Diamond Eyes. Pisses meh off!1!

FlintBeefchest
April 2nd 2012

7 Comments


Hopefully it will be as good as White Pony. I love that album!

loveisamixtape
April 2nd 2012

5946 Comments


lol i wanna hear what you think a "nu-metal" riff is

Parallels
April 2nd 2012

6641 Comments


best news i've heard so far this year

they should release Eros as a bonus disc or something idk i'm from australia i'm dumb

well then i'm dumb too cause i want eros dammit

LoungeFly23
April 2nd 2012

10 Comments


I can't wait. Fuck yeah, awesome news! [2]

mastille
April 2nd 2012

532 Comments


best news i've heard so far this year [2? 3?]

I'm guessing it'll either be pretty good with one or two gems, or epic throughout.

The only song I know that I can't stand from them is Diamond Eyes' self titled track. As long as it doesn't sound like that,
I'm onboard.

InFiction
April 2nd 2012

3651 Comments


it'll b a 4 but ill 3.5 it because everyone else will 5 it

Potato; the equalizer.

CrownOfMagnets
April 2nd 2012

2249 Comments


Awesome news because I listened to Diamond Eyes waaaaaay too much and honestly I "blew a fuse" with that album and now I can't get into it anymore.

renegadestrings
April 2nd 2012

1440 Comments


Same here. I listened to diamond eyes relentlessly and now I can't really enjoy it anymore

drasticaction74
April 2nd 2012

1728 Comments


yea lessdewit

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mastille
April 2nd 2012

532 Comments


I listen to White Pony relentlessly and I can listen to it again
994098329543290532958932579407590430684956743905849089023942307584052 more times

MasBarHigeuoris21
April 2nd 2012

1554 Comments


And sputnik collectively jizzes........

zaruyache
April 2nd 2012

6221 Comments


YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES YEAH NEW DEFTONES

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MasBarHigeuoris21
April 2nd 2012

1554 Comments


Looks like someone just jizzed

Imperial
April 2nd 2012

1725 Comments


Hopefully they utilize the electronics like they did on Saturday Night Wrist. Fucking Post-Modern metal.

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macman76
April 2nd 2012

373 Comments


And sputnik collectively jizzes........


Not a dry pair of pants on this site

Ehngste
April 2nd 2012

21 Comments


Was just talking about how i wish my favorite band would put out another album soon.... nice

stlfightstar
April 2nd 2012

27 Comments


Yay!

AdamK
April 2nd 2012

987 Comments


Better than Diamond Eyes, now that's a challenge

deathofasalesman
April 3rd 2012

5823 Comments


Chi can move his fingers now. He should be able to play bass in a few years.

VicariousIntent
April 3rd 2012

1593 Comments


I'll always be excited for new Deftones material. The best part of this is that they'll be touring again, though. I saw Deftones with The Dillinger Escape Plan last year and that was easily the best show I've ever been to in my life.

6justice6detty6
April 3rd 2012

148 Comments


^ haahaha

macadoolahicky
April 3rd 2012

1835 Comments


"I know everybody says this"

Well, he knows that everyone is saying it, so his awareness must mean that him saying it is legit, right? RIGHT?!?!

zaruyache
April 3rd 2012

6221 Comments


I don't actually listen to this band.

mastille
April 3rd 2012

532 Comments


You've at least got to hear Knife Party

Anyone that doesn't like that song has no valid opinions

immortalizepain
April 3rd 2012

378 Comments


Where's Eros?! But I'm also excited for this.

kount
April 3rd 2012

1279 Comments


.......yeah..so many Nu-metal riffs in Diamond Eyes. Pisses meh off!1!

so many

BallsToTheWall
April 3rd 2012

44164 Comments


Limp Bizkit-esque riffing

kount
April 3rd 2012

1279 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOGf9J2wWB0

jump da fuk up ya'll

BallsToTheWall
April 3rd 2012

44164 Comments


putting on my dickie shorts and DC's...watch out IM ABOUT TO BREAK

Apollo
April 3rd 2012

10287 Comments


"So he will continue to drag this band down further? All they really did on their last album was cover up some shitty nu-metal riffs with an ambient effect. Fuck this band sucks so much now."

I'm at a loss as to how a user I usually respect could post something so incredibly idiotic

kount
April 3rd 2012

1279 Comments


whats so idiotic about the post, are you denying there are shitty nu-metal riffs

PostMesmeric
April 3rd 2012

358 Comments


Diamond Eyes is right up there with White Pony as one of Deftones' best. I'm hoping for some kickass new tracks in the coming months and another big tour, but topping the BlackDiamondSkye tour with Alice in Chains and Mastodon will be pretty tough.

Still, can't help but get excited when new Deftones music is on the way.

paxman
April 3rd 2012

4084 Comments


*plays Diamond Eyes*

*hears nu-metal riff*

BassDemon333
April 3rd 2012

3364 Comments


wtf Diamond Eyes had awesome riffs

MoosechriS
April 3rd 2012

4942 Comments


Awesome news to wake up to

mastille
April 3rd 2012

532 Comments


What timezone are you in

twlichty
April 3rd 2012

3407 Comments


Heavy and Beautiful, Dynamic and Futuristic? Sounds like everything i could ask for in a new release

vivacarter
April 3rd 2012

21 Comments


YESSSSSSSSSS

PuddlesPuddles
April 3rd 2012

4772 Comments


I loved them ever since Hybrid Theory

WhiteNoise
April 3rd 2012

3098 Comments


Hmm reckon it will be out by the end of the year?

Emim
April 3rd 2012

26604 Comments


So he will continue to drag this band down further? All they really did on their last album was cover up some shitty nu-metal riffs with an ambient effect. Fuck this band sucks so much now.



just want to post this again so those new to the thread can witness it.

PuddlesPuddles
April 3rd 2012

4772 Comments


greatest rock studio vocalist

thumbcrusher
April 3rd 2012

3591 Comments


WIN!

PuddlesPuddles
April 3rd 2012

4772 Comments


Wasn't trying to sound like I was dissing him, love Chino to death and he's a great singer. It's just that there are many rock vocalists who arduously practice to strengthen their live voices, I'd feel uneasy giving him the title

Captain North
April 3rd 2012

6784 Comments


Fucking yes.

D41V30N
April 3rd 2012

949 Comments


オナニー材料。
Onanī zairyō.

Butkuiss
April 3rd 2012

4154 Comments


When i saw Chino live he was fucking flawless. Luck of the draw I guess.


SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2012

15782 Comments


YES!!! Great news

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Wizard
April 3rd 2012

19327 Comments


NU METAL RIFFS@!????? NO!!

lol i wanna hear what you think a "nu-metal" riff is

I'm at a loss as to how a user I usually respect could post something so incredibly idiotic

just want to post this again so those new to the thread can witness it.

Of course I expect a rash response to my post but lets not deny the downtuned, simplistic nature of a bunch of open power chords that is a staple of nu-metal. I'm just curious as to what all of you consider nu-metal? It's like "whoa, I don't like nu-metal cuz I might get shot down on Sputnik so the Deftones couldn't be nu-metal". They still have alot of Around the Fur and White Pony to them, it just feels like they've white-washed their aggression and I personally think it sucks.

Prince1993
April 3rd 2012

541 Comments


I think it will be like Around the Fur+Diamond Eyes

JamieCTA
April 3rd 2012

147 Comments


always a good thing

Ommushwo
April 3rd 2012

112 Comments


Deftones = Nu Metal.
Nu Metal = Shit.
Thus, Deftones² = Shit².

And that's the stupidest argument ever. Just listen the fucking music and judge it critically, not according to what genre you believe they play.

captaincrunch11
April 3rd 2012

1198 Comments


I seriously cannot wait for this to be released

evilford
April 3rd 2012

22290 Comments


sweeeeeeeet

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TenSecondsToThink
April 3rd 2012

1219 Comments


I don't think they are able to put out 2 excellent albums in a row.

kount
April 3rd 2012

1279 Comments


And that's the stupidest argument ever. Just listen the fucking music and judge it critically, not
according to what genre you believe they play which is nu metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOGf9J2wWB0

bloc
April 3rd 2012

34752 Comments


This album will be so good it will cause Nick Greer to write another review.

User Deviant will probably take care of it

bloc
April 3rd 2012

34752 Comments


Oh.

fractured
April 3rd 2012

365 Comments


I've seen the tones 5 times and Chino was amazing every time. He hits every note unless he's epically drunk, and even then he hits 97% of them. Also his inhuman high pitched screams are so unique, I've never seen them from anyone else.

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botb
April 3rd 2012

9646 Comments


this will probably rule, last album rivals their best work.

Inveigh
April 3rd 2012

24911 Comments


yea deftones don't release subpar material

Chi can move his fingers now. He should be able to play bass in a few years.


I thought they were expecting some sort of permanent brain damage or something to that effect? hope I'm wrong.

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Emim
April 3rd 2012

26604 Comments


So he will continue to drag this band down further? All they really did on their last album was cover up some shitty nu-metal riffs with an ambient effect. Fuck this band sucks so much now.




Inveigh
April 3rd 2012

24911 Comments


lol yea i saw it

but Diamond Eyes had awesome production, and some cool riffs, although if you're listening to deftones for riffage then that's probably the main problem. It's like listening to Metallica for the lyrics.

Emim
April 3rd 2012

26604 Comments


Yeah I really liked most of the riffs on DE. I'll admit that they're usually fairly simplistic, but writing them off as nu-metal is pretty stupid.

evilford
April 3rd 2012

22290 Comments


I don't see the association w/ nu metal. in any case, the riffs kicked balls for the most part on DE. that doesn't mean they should stop trying to progress though...

futuristic and more dynamic...yeah I'm excited about this

Counterfeit
April 3rd 2012

17819 Comments


will be 5d by many and left on the popular album charts foreverrrrrrrr

Alxander19
April 3rd 2012

123 Comments


so many idiots in this thread. I'm so fucking excited for this, I still need to listen to Diamond Eyes more.

LTDA
April 3rd 2012

281 Comments


So he will continue to drag this band down further? All they really did on their last album was cover up some shitty nu-metal riffs with an ambient effect. Fuck this band sucks so much now.


YES


ConcubinaryCode
April 3rd 2012

2063 Comments


only have ever heard two Deftone songs

Sunn177
April 3rd 2012

285 Comments


fuck nu-metal! This band shouldn't even be associated with that shitty genre of metal because they are way better then any of those nu-metal shit bands.

kount
April 3rd 2012

1279 Comments


they are associated with nu-metal coz nu-metal

iambandersnatch
April 3rd 2012

1471 Comments


As far as I understand it, the basic definition of nu-metal is just metal with some elements of grunge or hip hop. Nothing wrong with that. Just because a genre is mostly bad doesn't make every band of that genre bad. Also @ Diamond Eyes there's a difference between "overhyped" and "highly anticipated"

blah @ silly people

DeathsThread
April 3rd 2012

214 Comments


I just bought Saturday Night Wrist on Vinyl, all their stuff is amazing

Hopelust
April 3rd 2012

952 Comments


"オナニー材料。
Onanī zairyō."



Agreed.

Sunn177
April 3rd 2012

285 Comments


I don't know I figure there is way more to this band then just quote-on-quote "nu-metal riffs".This band has dynamics especially on Diamond Eyes where there is some atmospheric parts blended into the songs.Sure maybe they're not super prominent in the songs but they're still there and the guitars are doing a lot of interesting things as well.

Zackkkk
April 3rd 2012

82 Comments


Deftones definitely have Nu-metal influence, but they somehow make it sound relevant and "cool".

Captain North
April 4th 2012

6784 Comments


Deftones has never really made anything that's not pretty simplistic. Technicality and mad riffs have never been the point. The totally unique spin they bring to the music is. DE was their least original recording, but whatevs still owned. Still had chino.

Makemebad35
April 4th 2012

745 Comments


Can't wait to hear it

omnipanzer
April 4th 2012

21442 Comments


Can't wait for Emim to change his avatar.

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TrephineArtist
April 5th 2012

184 Comments


Really looking forward to new Deftones. However I think 'Diamond Eyes' is their weakest album & is overrated, still a solid disc though. 'Saturday night wrist' is far better.

Shuyin
April 5th 2012

11465 Comments


SNW and WP are awsome albums, looking forward for some more deftones

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Tijnmans
April 5th 2012

354 Comments


Best Post-nu-metal band evar!

Deadwing42
April 5th 2012

136 Comments


Deftones are amazing, Chino is God, even if some of the band's work (mostly very early material) has nu-metal elements, they have transcended that label, etc etc.

Saturday Night Wrist > Diamond Eyes > White Pony > Self Titled > Around the Fur > Adrenaline.

YouGotLucky
April 7th 2012

946 Comments


around the fur is so fucking nasty



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