DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno wants to clear up any confusion over some recent comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine, saying that the band intends to begin working on music for its eighth studio album this year. The timeline of the Rolling Stone article was vague, suggesting that the quintet would not even start writing new songs until early 2015. But Moreno told The Pulse Of Radio that’s not the case. “I think we’re all excited to make some noise together again, so I think right now we’re looking at, planning-wise, of doing that, and hopefully have a record or material to go record by the end of the year or early next year.”
Moreno himself just moved to Oregon, while drummer Abe Cunningham and keyboardist Frank Delgado remain in the band’s hometown of Sacramento. Guitarist Stephen Carpenter lives in Los Angeles and bassist Sergio Vega is based in New York City.
DEFTONES spent much of 2013 on the road behind their seventh album, “Koi No Yokan”, which debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard album chart in November 2012 and yielded the Top Two rock radio single “Tempest”.