Remember when we brightened your day and told you that Deftones’ new album was completed and ready to be released? If you do, sit down because we need to talk about the new album, as the band just announced the follow-up to their 2012 Koi No Yokan will be pushed to November.
Frontman Chino Moreno spoke to the New Jersey radio station WSOU about their upcoming album, originally expected to be out on September 25th, giving the bad news:
As of today, we are rushing to get our ‘thank-you’s,’ our credits, and all that stuff turned in. Once the music’s turned in, which should be hopefully in the next couple of weeks…. There is still some mixing and mastering to be done. But the recording’s all done, the songs are there, they’re written and recorded, and they’re awesome. We’re excited about it. We’re just dealing with the stuff now, putting all the artwork and everything together. And then, [it will take] a few months for them — the powers that be — to prepare it to be released
Moreno took the chance to elaborate on the process of the new album:
It’s never easy, I don’t think. I think we found better ways to work nowadays. We used to have our own studio in Sacramento, and we didn’t have set hours or anything like that. We would show up at the studio at eight o’clock at night, and we’d get there, and we’d have no focus. I mean, we’d sit there for two hours watching ‘Lost’… Seriously, we would just waste a lot of time, and by the time we’d start playing our instruments, it was midnight or one o’clock in the morning. We were taking three years sometimes to make records. And I attribute that to a lot of different things, but that was one of the main things. A couple of records back, we adopted this [routine] of going in at this hour — we start at noon and we end at five. And the room that we actually write in is pretty small, so while we’re in there, we wanna be actually doing something productive. We just need to create, create, so we can get out of here for the day, and then listen to whatever we did the next morning, come [back] in, and do it again. We did, like, ten days, two weeks of writing sessions — going in and spending six days a week just doing that. We all live apart now — a couple of guys live in Sacramento, I live in Oregon, one guy lives in New York, and one guy lives in L.A. So, yeah, we all kind of fly in to meet at a certain spot and just work. And we all kind of go back to our little hideouts and come back and meet again. So it’s kind of cool.
If you were eagerly expecting to get your hands on the record this September, you need to find something else to listen until November comes, but when this things happen, is better to push a release date than to put out a mediocre product which you probably would complain about if it turns out less than what you expected. Check out the rest of the audio interview here.