Back in April, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno revealed to the BBC that the SoCal outfit had laid down everything but the vocals for their follow-up to 2012's Koi No Yokan. "I've been recording from my home studio here in Oregon," Moreno said. "Slowly but surely getting it done." But he recently took to Facebook to say he'd finished all his parts.

Moreno told Rolling Stone that writing the album was a truly collaborative experience among the members, which led Deftones to continue pushing their already experimental sound. "I think it's a little more of a heady record," Moreno said. "I feel like we've gone into the songs and really dissected them. If something sounded a little straight, we took a left turn and made things a little screwy. 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.

Still, fans shouldn't brace for toomuch change. "It definitely feels like we've taken a step from our last record," he said. "But it's definitely a Deftones record, and it has all the elements that make us who we are. We're not going out there to change anything, other than just thinking outside the box."

Moreno previously said the album would be released in September. No word on if that timetable still stands.

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