The Deftones are currently in Paris and have a show scheduled tonight at Le Bataclan, one of the locations of last night’s terrorist attacks. Several members of the band and crew stopped in to watch some of the Eagles of Death Metal show, but they left shortly before the attacks occurred and the Deftones announced on Facebook that the whole band and crew is OK and safe.
They also send out prayers to those who were affected by yesterday’s tragedy. No word yet on whether today and tomorrow’s shows will happen as scheduled.
Meanwhile, the band just finished mixing their new album and hope to release a single from the album soon. Chino Moreno told BBC Rock Show about the progress in a recent interview.
Yesterday we actually finished the last mix, or at least approved the last mix, so now it’s just time to sequence the songs, and master them, and we should be done.
Yeah so aside from artwork still is something that we’re working on, but we’re making some progress with that. Um, album title close but not all the way there yet, and song titles as well, but that’s usually the stuff that is sort of the last stuff to come together. But I mean, as far as the music, it’s done, it’s sounding good, and we’re excited about it.
Moreno also talked about the vibe of the new album:
You know, I can’t really compare it to our last couple records. You know, those two were done in a very similar manner where we locked ourselves in a room for a short period of time and we wrote and recorded it. And therefore I feel like we sort of really captured this moment in time and those records sort of sound cohesive because of that. This record was done sort of over a year spread out over these little tiny writing sessions, so it sounds a bit more fragmented, but in a good way. I mean, I feel like, you know, you put on one song and it’s completely different from the one after it or previous to it. So it’s not like we had this one main idea and we went in and we sort of went with that vibe. I mean, the vibe’s sort of all over the place. So like any Deftones records, it’s got dynamics in it — there’s loud aggressiveness and there’s mellowness to it, but it’s all sort of got an ebb and flow to it. I don’t know, it’d be hard for me to put in words what it sounds like — definitely a Deftones record. The way I look at it, it’s a gradual step from where we last were.
Moreno said the band will try to play at least one new song at their upcoming show in London’s Wembley Arena.
The upcoming album will be the band’s eighth full-length studio release, its first since 2012. The Sacramento, California-based band is vocalist Chino Moreno, guitar player Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado on samples and keys, drummer Abe Cunningham and bassist Sergio Vega.