New Deftones Album This Summer

Chino Moreno hints a return to their "White Pony" style, and updates fans on bassist Chi Cheng who is still recovering from a 2008 car crash.

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Deftones have finished writing their "futuristic" new album, and it could be released as soon as this summer.

"I know everybody says this, but I believe this is the best record we've made," frontman Chino Moreno told La Tercera. "I'm very enthusiastic, because it sounds futuristic in comparison to our last one, so it feels like a step forward."

Chino went on to hint that it sounded similar to their Grammy-winning masterpiece "White Pony", an album that moved the band from nu-metal cult favorites to genre-smashing titans upon its release in 2000.

"The songs are very different from each other, not heavier or slower, but more dynamic, going towards several directions; it's heavy, but beautiful."

Meanwhile, their bassist Chi Cheng is still recovering from a serious car crash in 2008. Despite previous reports which suggested he had woken from his coma, Chino says there is still a long road before Cheng can make a full recovery:

"Every day is different, and he keeps on fighting. It's been three years already, and he's making small advancements, daily, but he can't speak or communicate. Sometimes he can follow small instructions, like lifting a leg or a hand, so we wish for the best and maintain hope. But no doctor can predict when he's going to wake up."

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    YES So awesome. Such a shame about Chi. His recovery really is going slowly. He's lost so much weight and everything =[ Wish all the best for Chi, still, and looking forward to this new album.
    loungeact88 wrote: Oh and whatever happened to Eros?
    It was shelved following Chi's accident, it will probably stay shelved, too. One of 'Tones & Terry Date records we may never hear.
    scrymusic wrote: Fuccck White Pony... How about Adrenaline or around the fur...
    How bout you "fuccck" off?!
    loungeact88 wrote: Oh and whatever happened to Eros?
    I won't lie, we may not see anything about Eros in a very very long time.
    loungeact88 wrote: Oh and whatever happened to Eros?
    I think we'll see Eros come out whenever the 'Tones decide to call it a day. God forbidding that ever happens
    I'm pumped, but they did say the same thing about their last album which I wasn't a huge fan of. White Pony, however, definitely earns a spot in my top 5 favorite albums of all time.
    It might say something about my standards, but this made my ****ing night. I think Deftones has just kept getting better ever since their first album - Around the Fur was a huge improvement on Adrenaline, White Pony was a great expansion on the sound, the self titled was dark and troubled, Saturday Night Wrist is dark too, but with a sexy side, and Diamond Eyes was a culmination of all that, with the added spark of triumphing over the turmoil of losing Chi. I can't wait to see where they go next.
    I'm still listening to and enjoying Diamond Eyes, very much looking forward to the new one.
    great news. white pony is one of my favourite albums. it would be awesome if they can pull out something similar.
    I actually wasn't huge on Diamond Eyes. It's great - there are a number of really awesome tracks on it. But overall it didn't stick with me as much as nearly any other Deftones album. And White Pony IS fantastic, but Saturday Night Wrist is still my favorite. :3
    I could easily believe him when he says that its going to be their best. I thought Diamond Eyes were one of their strongest albums yet, so doesnt seem unreasonable to expect something even greater from them. Im hyped
    DoubleBassCrash wrote: loungeact88 wrote: Oh and whatever happened to Eros? It was shelved following Chi's accident, it will probably stay shelved, too. One of 'Tones & Terry Date records we may never hear.
    Unfortunately, I suspect you're right about that. This is brilliant news though, I look foward to hearing this new record.
    One important thing that UG forgot on this article... the recording process begins on July 9th and the release date is scheduled for autumn... i guess they want to repeat the "Diamond Eyes formula"-> Make a new record in 2 months.
    loungeact88 wrote: Oh and whatever happened to Eros?
    Steven said that they will release Eros at some point if Chi ever recovers enough to play in Deftones again
    Best news of the week for me. I loved Diamond Eyes, but if this album is anything like White Pony then we're in for a treat. Still consider that to be one of the greatest albums I've ever listened to - timeless, never fails to have an impact on me. All the best Chi, Eros is calling your name mate!