American heavy rockers Deftones have revealed their forthcoming album will be entitled Gore. The release will be the highly anticipated follow up to the acclaimed Koi No Yokan.
Four years have passed in between albums, but last week it was confirmed by guitarist Stephen Carpenter that a new record will be on the way come April 8th. There has been much delay over the album, with it previously slated for release in late September last year. Front man Chino Moreno confirmed the news though, as the band have now unveiled the album title and a 30 second preview of a new track.
Speaking on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, Moreno declared late last year that the album would sound, “fragmented, but in a good way. This one was done sort of over a year, spread over these little, tiny writing sessions.”
The album will be the Californian bands eighth, and will be produced by long-time collaborator Matt Hyde who has worked with fellow rock bands Slayer and Monster Magnet in the past.
In another interview earlier on during last year Moreno was eager to point out that there would be a new vibe to the record than on their previous releases. “We just tried something completely opposite, not to sabotage it, but to challenge ourselves and try new things that we haven’t done in the past.” He attributed this change to the writing process being switched around, as previously eluded to, with the band shunning their methods of recording like the last few records, in favour of a more fragmented approach.
You can watch the 30 second preview on Deftones’ website.