It looks like Chino Moreno is recording vocals for the new Deftones album

Just under a month ago Chino Moreno said he needed to finish up vocals for Deftones’ next record – and sure enough, he’s been in the studio with Nick Raskulinecz!

It looks like Chino Moreno is recording vocals for the new Deftones album
Emily Carter
Jenn Five

Work on Deftones’ new album looks like it’s ticking along very nicely, with frontman Chino Moreno recently (or possibly even currently) in the studio.

A couple of weeks ago, backstage at Coachella, the singer revealed that it was “pretty much my job right now to finish up the vocals” – with the music apparently all done. And as of less than a day ago he’s been pictured working with producer Nick Raskulinecz (who also did 2010’s Diamond Eyes and 2012’s Koi No Yokan) in a new photo, alongside Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group CEO David ‘Beno’ Benveniste.

“Incredible trip up to Portland to see my dudes!” writes Beno. “@chinowmoreno and @officialnickraskulinecz Some magic going on in the studio. Capturing the beauty, power, essence and energy – somewhere between space and time, presence and perspective. You don’t even know… #deftones FUTURE HEAVY”

Chino said in April that the band were “jazzed” about what they’d been creating, and that this record has an “invigorated kind of sound”. “The creative part, to me, is always kind of the funnest part of being in this band,” he shared. “Performing is great, but coming up with something out of nothing, that feeling cannot be topped. And so when you get in the room with your friends, we’re laughing, we’re having fun and then someone does something and then I react to it or they react to what I’m doing, it goes in a circle and then, all of a sudden, we lift our heads up and there’s something that exists that didn’t exist before we walked in that room. That’s just great.”

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