Deftones ‘Chipping Away On Some New Music’

December 18, 2022

Deftones singer Chino Moreno was recently interviewed by to promote his ††† (CROSSES) project and gave an update on Deftones, “We’re just chipping away on some new music — those [other] guys are, at least, at the moment. We have some sporadic shows over the next couple of years, or a year or so, whatever. But for the most part, yeah, we’re just kind of winding down and taking some time off, for the most part.”

In case you missed it, earlier this year, Deftones enlisted Fred Sablan as their new touring bassist, after the departure of Sergio Vega. Lance Jackman also joined the band as a second guitarist.

Sablan’s first show with the band was in April ’22 at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon.

Sablan is the former bassist for Marilyn Manson (between 2010 and 2014). He’s also played with Chelsea Wolfe and Peter Hook And The Light. He’s also part of the punk-rock supergroup Heavens Blade, with Youth Code singer Sara Taylor, Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D. (on guitar) and Suicide Silence drummer Alex Lopez.

Vega joined Deftones in 2009 and left the band in March ’22. 

What’s the best ‘side-project’ you can think of? 


Written by Todd Hancock