Chino Moreno Is Working On New Crosses Material
Two things that will take it out of you: making one of the albums of the year and moving house. Even in COVID World where there’s little else to do, that’s worth a feet-up moment. WRONG! Having just done both, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has revealed that he’s now working on new material for his Crosses project.
The band, featuring Chino as well as Far guitarist Shaun Lopez, and bassist Chuck Doom, surprise-released their self-titled debut full-length in 2014, following on from a pair of numbered EPs. And with no touring in the diary for the near future in support of Deftones’ stunning new Ohms album, Chino revealed to Bloody Disgusting that he’s picking up Crosses’ loose threads.
“I just moved into a new place a little over a month ago, so I’ve been setting up my studio room in here and I broke out some of that [unreleased] stuff from then, and I started working on it!” he said. “Now that the Deftones record is done and there’s no touring really in the near future, I kinda have time to work on stuff so I’m definitely going to dig in and see where I can go with that.
“I really, really like that project. The best part about it for me was no-one knew we were making that record even. We put it out as EPs first and we just kinda dropped out of nowhere. Making music without any expectations was super freeing and fun. I really love doing it. I like the guys that I work with in that so I’m gonna try to get some of that stuff finalised… finished up.”
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