Chino Moreno Looks Back At 'Dark Days' Around Saturday Night Wrist


(Metal Hammer) Chino Moreno has recalled how Deftones' "dark days" defined their fifth studio album, 2006's Saturday Night Wrist. The album launched 10 years ago this week - during a time steeped in excess, relationship issues and drug use which almost drove the band apart.

The singer says he and guitarist Stef Carpenter were too "bullheaded" to work together, and that the members of the band avoided each other by recording their parts separately in the studio - resulting in a half-baked, "fragmented" work.

Moreno tells Metal Hammer: "Communications stopped. Instead of us arguing about things we just gave up, like trying to fight or even to try and communicate. And that was what really made that suck, because instead of working things out and arguing things out, and settling on what was best, both of us kinda stopped wanting to even argue.

"It was one of those things where it was like 'if you don't care then I don't care'. 'If you're not going to talk then I'm not going to talk.' And us both being bullheaded and then nothing gets done, No one's taking the driver's seat.

"We never really fought. It was more just like a power struggle." Read more here.

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