Deftones’ Chino Moreno Says the Band is “Chipping Away” at New Tunes


Chino Moreno’s been a busy man as of late. With his side project ††† (CROSSES) putting out new music, he’s been out there promoting the new material and fielding questions in interviews with all kinds of media outlets. And while he likely wants to stay focused on the task at hand and talk about PERMANENT.RADIANT, it’s impossible to talk to the guy and not ask for a little hint of what’s going on with Deftones — you know, as a treat.

While speaking with Noise11.com with his Crosses bandmate Shaun Lopez (and transcribed by Blabbermouth), Moreno shared a little nugget of information regarding the Deftones and ongoing work on some new tunes.

“We’re just chipping away on some new music — those [other] guys are, at least, at the moment. We have some sporadic shows over the next couple of years, or a year or so, whatever. But for the most part, yeah, we’re just kind of winding down and taking some time off, for the most part.”

The Deftones have been in a state of flux lately, with the departure of bassist Sergio Vega and the hiring of his replacement, Fred Sabian (ex-Marilyn Manson) earlier this year. The band also added Lance Jackman as a second guitarist.

New Deftones music can sometimes be polarizing, since the band’s not afraid to experiment with their sound. As a fan of that musical experimentation, we can’t wait to hear what they’ve got going on.

††† (Crosses) released PERMANENT.RADIANT last week. It was the band’s first new studio release since their 2014 full-length self-titled album. It’s currently available via various streaming services and at your local music retailers.

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