As for the album, he spoke about what to expect after the band's (unsurprisingly?) heavily Quicksand-influenced 2010 album Diamond Eyes :
The band is aiming for an October release, soon after they wrap up their August tour supporting System of a Down.
Some of my favorite things about Deftones are the dynamics. Yes, we're a heavy band, but we're not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There's a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there's also this very soothing element where there's a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time. I understand that's a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities -- the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression.
Check out the interview with all the details here.