Deftones Started Working on New Album

The band will play Sonisphere this summer alongside Iron Maiden and Metallica.

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Deftones have confirmed that they have started work on their new album.

Speaking to Rolling Stone (via NME), frontman Chino Moreno said that the rest of the group have begun work on their eighth LP, though he was yet to hear what they had come up with. "The other guys started last week – I'm excited to hear what they've done so far," said Moreno.

Speaking about the sound of the follow-up to 2012's "Koi No Yokan," Moreno added: "We don't plan on what kind of record we're going to make. We react to each other – one guy starts playing something then the other guy reacts to it, and the other guys react to that. Next thing we know, we have a song. I think that's the best, organic way to write music. Its worked for us over the years."

Deftones will play this year's Sonisphere festival, which will take place in Knebworth Park between July 4 and 6. Iron Maiden and Metallica make their only UK festival appearances at the event and the Prodigy will headline on July 4. Frank Turner, Limp Bizkit, Anthrax, Dropkick Murphys, the Sisters of Mercy, Devin Townsend, Voodoo Six and Chas & Dave will also play, as will Alice in Chains and Slayer plus Dream Theater, Mastodon, Airbourne, Ghost, Gojira and Karnivool. The Knebworth bash was cancelled in 2012 and 2013 but returns this year.

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    Goddamn Chino is fat in the photo!
    Not just that photo. He's put on some weight.
    Chino goes back and forth with the weight. He got big during the self titled album, and kept the weight during Saturday Night Wrist. Lost it when Diamond Eyes came out.
    I don't care if Chino weighs 500 lbs or 50 lbs as long as he's got that same powerful and beautiful voice of his driving this record. Bring on the new stuff!!!
    What's UG's obsession with past-tense article titles? They don't look right at all. Like "Coldplay Presented" when it should be "Present".(or "Presents" depending on which country the band/artist comes from")
    Can anyone get us an update on their still-unreleased album 'Eros'? Still wishing and waiting for that one. Great to hear about even more new material, though.