Deftones 'Eager to Start Writing Music,' Chino Moreno Says

Band also confirmed for Soundwave 2014. Not taking year off after all?

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Following the announcement of Deftones taking a year off, singer Chino Moreno has now noted that the band is "eager to start writing" fresh material.

Chatting with Billboard, Chino added: "It's not like we can show up in each other's houses anymore; We have to plan it out and get into a room. We'll go lock ourselves in a room for a couple of weeks and start making some noise and see what comes out. We took that approach on the last couple of records and it seemed to work."

Concluding on an optimistic note, the singer pointed out: "So it's just figuring out a time frame. We'll work it out."

Moreno previously told Rolling Stone that the band has "just finished a tour, so we're gonna take the rest of the year off. We're gonna start writing some music early next year," also unveiling plans to get back to writing in February 2015.

In related news, the band was announced among the latest batch of Sonisphere 2014 performers, alongside Protest the Hero, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls and nine more acts. The event will be headlined by Metallica, Iron Maiden and the Prodigy, details here.

Finally, Moreno's side project Crosses made an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, rocking out a set of tunes from the self-titled debut released on February 11. Check out the band performing "The Epilogue" and "Bitches Brew" below.

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    The interview with Rolling Stone was done last year, he's talking about February 2014. Also, UG, the main news page says Soundwave, but this one says Sonisphere. Proof-reading won't kill you.
    Haha you're right. I had to go find the original article. Apparently the interview was done in November 2013 and all Chino said was "We just finished a tour so we're taking the rest of the year off and hoping to get together in February" meaning February 2014.
    "New Deftones possibly out this year" "Deftones taking year off" "Deftones 'eager to start writing music'" i am so confused
    Maybe this will help clear things up: When you put out an album with your side project, you have to make some announcements about your "real" band as headline material so people will write about you and then casually mention you just released an album with your side project. (See The Strokes, Velvet Revolver, STP, etc.)
    I don't get it. How is it possible that they are taking the year off and announcing lots of festival dates at the same time?
    Taking a year off? Well they're playing Rocklahoma and Free Press Summer Fest so I don't know why it was reported that they aren't doing anything this year.
    Deftones have released quality records every couple of years since the mid 90's and put on great live shows so I'm not gonna fault them for taking some time off... they deserve it.
    I guess if UG didn't hve contradicting articles to write, the site would shut down for inactivity