Deftones to Release “Heady” New Album

Credit: 13thWitness Deftones are planning to release their next album this fall, their first since 2012's Koi No Yokan. Frontman Chino Moreno says the band took a new approach to songwriting for the new record.

"The songs are amazing, and we wrote them in a really cool way," Moreno tells Rolling Stone. "We had all of us in a room together with one person expressing an idea and another person jumping on it. The songs are really built as a collective. We have five guys who have almost completely different takes on music, so when it works, it works great."

That songwriting approach proved to be fruitful, as it resulted in 16 songs for the new album -- the most of any Deftones record. Moreno explains that the new album will try different things while still staying true to their sound.

"I think it's a little more of a heady record," he says. "I feel like we've gone into the songs and really dissected them. If something sounded a little straight, we took a left turn and made things a little screwy. We just tried something completely opposite, not to sabotage it, but to challenge ourselves and try new things that we haven't done in the past."

"It definitely feels like we've taken a step from our last record," Moreno adds. "But it's definitely a Deftones record, and it has all the elements that make us who we are. We're not going out there to change anything, other than just thinking outside the box."

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