Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sacramento five-piece Deftones have been telling Rock Sound about their plans to celebrate their 20th year – and it looks like it’s going to be one hell of a party...
''We’re trying to plan something where we’ll play five or six nights in a couple of cities; each night will be dedicated to one of our records and we will play it in its entirety,'' reveals frontman Chino Moreno. ''That would be special for us and a special anniversary thing for the fans, so we’ll see what happens. It’s definitely a party, and also a celebration of all the work we’ve done over the years.''
The band are currently holed up, putting the finishing touches to album number six, tentatively titled 'Eros', and this time around, the band have gone back to basics – writing the songs before hitting the studio.
''The last album was pieced together – it wasn’t like we wrote a bunch of songs then went in to record them onto tape,'' Chino says of 'Saturday Night Wrist'. ''Technology is such a crutch, especially with Pro Tools, everyone just went in and did their part separately and there were a few songs recorded where none of us were at the same place at the same time. I’m not saying it was a totally bad thing as it was a different way to do it, but with this new record we wanted to return to the way we started out when we were in a garage and we didn’t have any way to record ourselves – we wrote songs, memorised them, played them a hundred times until we had them down, then went into the studio and recorded the record. Basically, we wanted to play these songs live and we feel that these songs are definitely going to translate a lot better live than some of the ones on the last record where we wrote the songs, recorded them then had to go into the rehearsal studio and learn how to play them!''
I would love to see them play almost all of their albums in their entirety, and can only hope New York is one of the places that get to benefit from that incredible idea.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 8:21 PM