Jose Mangin, host/producer of MTV.com‘s web-only show “Headbangers Ball” (and program director/DJ on SiriusXM Octane and Liquid Metal), recently conducted an interview with Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega of the Sacramento, California-based alternative rock band DEFTONES. You can now watch the chat below.
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.”