Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham recently stated that the band is looking to start writing new material and hopefully hit the studio sometime during next year. During a chat with Cincinnati.com, Cunningham kicked off by reminiscing the early days and touring habits, but then focused on the new album timetable. "Back in the day we were always a touring band, and we still are," he explained "We were nonstop, man, and it was generally a two-year cycle to kind of get in that write-record-tour whole thing. That's probably why we're still here today - we were able to start bouncing around the globe. Things are different these days. In lieu of selling records, everyone tours." Abe continued, "You have to be smart about our touring cycles these days. And we like to take breaks. We have families and things at home that we need to tend to. It's about balance. We'll get together some time in this next year and start figuring out some new tunes." The drummer also discussed the group's work ethic, naming the eight-hour-day approach as the most effective for Deftones. "Yeah, here you are, with an eight-hour day, and now, clock in and be creative. In the past making records became really ridiculous, the amount of money being spent, and just the time wasted, and that was just part of us growing up," he said. "Now when we know we have the time allotted, we just sort of make the best of it. When we can put our heads together, we can whip something out in half the time we used to, without rushing anything out." The latest Deftones studio effort, "Koi No Yokan," dropped in November 2012 through Reprise Records, debuting at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart with 65,000 units shipped in the US within the first week. The band recently also premiered "Romantic Dreams" single and music video. Check it out below.
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