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Deftones Finish Recording New Album

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Nearly three years removed from their last studio album, the Deftones have finally finished recording the follow-up. Drummer Abe Cunningham tells Billboard.com this is a good sign of how far the band has come through its struggles and internal acrimony, which nearly resulted in a breakup.

"I don't want to sit here and complain because these things happen to everyone," Cunningham says, "but if there was a VH1 'Behind the Music' special on us, it would be the perfect episode with divorces and all kinds of crap. It was just lack of communication. Thankfully, we've been reattaching our limbs."

While sessions started in earnest two years ago for the new project, which, depending on who you ask, could be released in early to late spring (Cunningham) or this summer (Maverick), it wasn't until earlier this year that the Deftones completed recording their fifth album. In describing the new material, which still needs to be mixed, Cunningham looks back for a point of reference.

"Actually, if you look at our last record, I refer to it as 'Dark Days' because that's basically what it was," Cunningham says of 2003's self-titled effort. "It's kind of an incomplete record from my viewpoint. I think it's a good record [with] a lot of good songs but the new album, from start to finish, is a very complete record and has all of the extremes that we like. I'd say it's kind of hard."

While Cunningham says Internet rumors of the effort being called "Saturday Night Wrist" were premature, he wouldn't completely rule out the title. Among the many tracks being considered is "Beware of the Water," which the band may drop into its headlining set on the Taste of Chaos tour.

Up next for the Deftones is an extended European run in the spring, with an anticipated headlining Stateside jaunt this summer. For now, the band is just enjoying its Taste of Chaos experience as it reclaims its concert legs. "We've been off for quite a while and this is our way to just ease back into it," Cunningham says. "And it's going really well. It's all good."

Source: Billboard.com

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1. crazedmind writes:

deftones f***ing rock! cant wait till the taste of chaos.

# Feb 25, 2006 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RememberMetal? writes:

When talking about eclectic bands, (The Melvins, NIN, Tomahawk, VAST, Dillinger Escape Plan, Opeth, Fantomas, SOAD, Porcupine Tree etc....) one can't help but throw in the Deftones....

While they're perhaps a little more conventional in their first two albums the sheer variety in the last two records has been a big draw for me....I'm hoping for more of it....

# Feb 25, 2006 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianSD writes:

I've always like the first two albums. I was disappointed in "White Pony' with the exception of 'Passenger' 'Digital Bath' and a couple others were ok, which is probably why I never heard the self-titled.
Sas them twice, once i was impressed, the other, not really. I'd like to check them out at taste of chaos, but thier aren't enough bands i care to see, just like last yr. w/ KsE.

# Feb 26, 2006 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. FINALLY writes:

FINALLY IVE BEEN WAITING 4 THIS CD TO BE DONE 4 AGES I HOPE ITS AS GOOD AS AROUND THE AND WHITE PONY!!!!

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5. tha dude writes:

no one fucin care they are the gayest band on earth olong with gay nu-metal i hope they burn in hell

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6. BodomFan writes:

your a f*ckin queer dude. Deftones kick ass. hope this new album is better than the last one though ,cause that one kinda blew nuts.

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7. to tha dude writes:

u r an idiot now go shoot urself lol

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