Sacramento, California-based alternative rock band DEFTONES has set a November 13 release date for its seventh studio album, entitled “Koi No Yokan”. The group worked again with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who helmed 2010’s “Diamond Eyes” and has also worked on albums by RUSH and FOO FIGHTERS.
Speaking to AOL‘s Noisecreep, DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno stated about the songwriting process for “Koi No Yokan”, “We were coming out of a tough time, obviously, and our goal was to kind of rebuild what we created over all the years. I felt like we had to prove ourselves. We’d taken so much time between records, had some inner turmoil, and our records were starting to get pieced together versus really being created together, so for us it was a chance to get back to basics. We didn’t have an idea of what sort of style we wanted. We just came in fired up and motivated to do something great. It was all very positive. We had more songs than ever, tons of ideas.”
Asked about DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng, who has been in a semi-comatose state since a 2008 auto accident, Moreno said, “When I was 17 years old, I moved out of my parents’ house and moved in with him. We’ve been best friends most of my life. I’ll just be doing some random thing in my life and he’s always in my thoughts. The whole band feels very strongly about him and he’s always been a part of things. The main thing we try to do is keep a positive attitude because it’s not like he died — it’s more or less he’s still alive and fighting and we all have hope — that’s the way we handle things.”