DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno was interviewed on this week's edition of BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show" with Daniel P. Carter. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below.
Speaking about the progress of the mixing sessions for DEFTONES' long-awaited follow-up to 2012's "Koi No Yokan", Chino said: "Well, yesterday (November 7), we actually finished the last mix — or at least approved the last mix. So now it's just time to sequence the songs and master them, and we should be done. So aside from… Artwork still is something that we're working on, but we're making some progress with that. [The] album title [is] close, but not all the way there yet, and songtitles as well. But that's usually the stuff that's sort of the last stuff to come together. But, I mean, as far as the music, it's done, it's sounding good and we're excited about it."
Asked about the "vibe" of the new DEFTONES material, Chino said: "I can't really compare it to our last couple of records. I mean, those two records were done in a very similar manner where we locked ourselves in a room for a short period of time and wrote and recorded it. And therefore, I feel like we sort of really captured this moment in time, and the records sort of sound cohesive because of that. This record was done sort of over a year, spread out over these little, tiny writing sections. So it sounds a bit more fragmented, but in a good way. I mean, I feel like you put on one song and it's completely different from the song after it, or previous to it. So it's not like we had this one main idea and we went in and we sort of went with that vibe. I mean, the vibe's sort of all over the place. So, like any DEFTONES record, I mean, it's got dynamics and there's loud aggressiveness and there's mellowness to it, but it's all sort of got an ebb and flow to it. I don't know… It'd be hard for me to just put it in words exactly what it sounds like. It's definitely a DEFTONES record. The way I look at it is it's a gradual step from where we last were."
Moreno also revealed that DEFTONES hope to debut a new song during their November 21 appearance at the SSE Arena Wembley in London, England.
According to Moreno, sixteen songs were written for DEFTONES' new CD, which was once again produced by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MONSTER MAGNET, WINDS OF PLAGUE). The effort will feature a guest appearance by Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS).