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Alors que les Deftones espéraient balancer leur nouvel album cet été, le COVID est passé par là et Abe Cunningham l’avoue, mixer un album à distance, c’est compliqué :

“We actually tracked everything over the summer, last summer — June and July — we were in the studio tracking,” said Cunningham. “But we actually just completed everything. … We were down in L.A. recording, but we mixed up in Seattle. We’re working with our old pal Terry Date, who did a bunch of our earlier records and stuff, too. He’s up there [in Seattle] with this whole distancing thing; it was a bit rough, but we figured out a way to kind of do the mixes without being there. It’s a lot better when we’re all in the room; we can knock it out quick and argue and do our things. But, yeah, we just completed that. It’s getting mastered right now, and that’s been the main thing. So it’s been something to do in this strange off time.”

Du coup, l’album sortira en Septembre (à priori) :

“It should be coming along, hopefully, maybe September. I heard something.”

Quant à la direction musicale, les fans ne devraient pas être désorientés, surtout avec Terry Date à la prod’ que le groupe connait si bien pour avoir bossé sur “Adrenaline”, “Around The Fur” ou encore “White Pony” :

“We can’t help but sound like ourselves, but just being back with Terry, there’s certain sounds that we developed with Terry that kind of became sort of our core sounds, and those are back again.”

Quant à la sortie de l’album “Eros”, le groupe a évoqué la possibilité d’un EP tout au plus. Le reste n’étant pas forcément jugé assez bon selon Cunningham :

“It was never completed, and that’s what people don’t get like ‘what, you’re just sitting on it?’ and I mean no, we’re not just sitting on it, we never finished it. And then he [Chi Cheng] got in his accident and that’s kinda where it just stopped. And quite frankly it’s not that good. There’s some songs that are really good. But I gotta be honest, it was like you know, we were just trying to get back to it and see what we can come up with then… and it’s not that it’s not good, it’s just… there’s a lot attached to it as well, you know? And I understand that people are passionate about that and they want to hear Chi‘s last musical contribution.”

“We’ve talked about putting out maybe a condensed version or an EP of four or five songs, something like that, and that kind of makes sense. But we have to get into all the legalities of it and all that stuff and also we have to finish it. But yeah, it would be nice for that to see the light of day, definitely.”

Source : Consequence Of Sound