It’s been three years since the Deftones released ‘White Pony’ was released, and the band members spent their time after that whirlwind settling down and focusing on their personal lives before coming out with their latest self-titled effort. “Well, we toured on ‘White Pony’ for at least a year, year and a half,” bassist Chi Cheng explained to ChartAttack.com. “Then we all went home and actually spent six months just being normal human beings and I think that was really necessary. We’d never really taken a break since being signed, so I think everyone just wanted to be normal for a little bit. Then we started to work on the new album and, ya know, typical Deftones album, it took a while.” Chartattack.com has since removed the article.