DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno told the Buenos Aires, Argentina
radio station Vorterix Rock 103.1 earlier this week (see video
below) that the band completed pre-production on its seventh album
late last month and will enter the studio in a few days to begin
recording the effort for a late 2012 release. "We start recording
next week," he said. "Right before I came last week, we finished
all the writing, so next week, when I get back, we start recording
and we should have a record that comes out early fall… October.
2010's "Diamond Eyes" has been one of DEFTONES' most successful
outings. The set's last single, "You've Seen The Butcher", was a
Top 15 rock radio hit.
DEFTONES will once again record with Sergio Vega on bass. Vega
stepped in for touring purposes after original bassist Chi Cheng
was left in a semi-comatose state by a November 2008 car accident,
and stayed on to record "Diamond Eyes" with the group.
Last October, Reprise Records released a limited-edition vinyl
box set from DEFTONES. "Deftones: The Vinyl Collection, 1995 -
2011" is a seven-album (8 LP) retrospective containing the band's
six studio albums - 1995's "Adrenaline", 1997's "Around The Fur",
2000's "White Pony", 2003's "Deftones", 2006's "Saturday Night
Wrist", and 2010's "Diamond Eyes", and the limited-edition 2011
Record Store Day release "Covers". Each album was exclusively
re-cut for vinyl from the original master recordings and pressed on
180-gram European virgin vinyl. The collection, which included a
unique lithograph and cover art, came packaged in a hand-numbered
collector's box pressing of 1,000 copies worldwide.
Thanks to Blabbermouth for the report.