Chino Moreno has confirmed that Deftones will be taking a break before reconciling to record a new album next year.
“We just finished a tour, so we’re gonna take the rest of the year off,” the frontman tells Rolling Stone. “We’re gonna start writing some music early next year. I just moved to Oregon and Stephen is down in L.A. and Abe and Frank are in Sacramento, and Sergio is in Europe. The idea is to just get together. The last couple records, we just threw ourselves into a small room and started playing.
“We just work organically, which I think works better than me writing a song and saying, ‘Hey guys, learn this.’ Hopefully in February we’ll spend a couple weeks together, and just kind of get together and write music.”
Chino has meanwhile been concerned with his current, electronic-heavy project, ††† (Crosses). “By listening to the music, you can tell that a lot of the influences come from the new-wave era,” he explains of the band’s self-titled new album, out now. “That was basically the scene that I came up on. I just happened to wind up in a metal band when I was 15. I’ve always had a deep passion for a lot of early electronic and sampled music.