DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno says he and his bandmates have been talking about writing new music.

It’s been a little over a year since DEFTONES released their eighth studio album, “Gore”, but Moreno tells NME that he is excited to “start making noise together” with guitarist Stephen Carpenter, drummer Abe Cunningham, keyboardist Frank Delgado and bassist Sergio Vega.

He says: “We know each other oh so well and for so many years that it’s comforting. We grew up in the same neighborhood, spending every day in the garage together, at school, after school.

“Then, ten, fifteen, twenty years later, we’re all grown adults with children living in different cities — so when we go back on tour it’s like we get to go back to clubhouse.

“When we make records, we don’t really talk about what we’re trying to do or what our ideas are for it — we kind of just go in and make music. That’s what keeps it fresh for us.

Moreno continues: “We don’t try to box ourselves in to these pre-conceived ideas, but we have talked about getting together sooner rather than later to start making noise together — just out of pure excitement of creating music.”

DEFTONES continue to tour in support of “Gore” and start a new North American run on June 9 in Chicago.

“Gore” debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart, having shifted 71,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 14, 2016. It was the band’s highest-charting effort since their self-titled fourth album bowed and peaked at No. 2 in 2003.