Published Jul 06, 2020Over the past few months, Deftones have been documenting the recording of their ninth studio album on Instagram, and the band have now offered up a tentative release date.
Speaking with Primus drummer Tim Alexander on his "Herb's Happy Hour" Instagram Live show, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno pointed to a September release when asked about Deftones' follow-up to 2016's Gore. You can find a bit of their chat below.
"We have a record that we finished maybe about a month ago; we finally got all the final mixes of it. It's supposed to come out in, I think, September. But we're really happy with it," he said. "We worked with one of our longtime producer buddies, Terry Date, who did our first three albums. We hadn't done a record with him in a while, and we went back in the studio with him, and it was super awesome."
As Moreno recalled, the band "recorded everything — the music stuff — all last summer in L.A., and then we have been working on overdubs and vocals and mixing and all that stuff since then, so it's almost been a year... But, obviously the last six months have kind of been doing everything remote. Mainly, it was just me. All the music stuff was done, so just mainly vocal stuff, and then mixing and mastering, going back and forth. But we finally finalized everything, I wanna say a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago now. It's gonna be sweet. I'm excited about it."
Date worked with the band on their seminal White Pony album, which turned 20 earlier this year. Moreno previously teased that a reissue of the record would arrive later this year, alongside new remix collection Black Stallion. A release date for either has yet to be confirmed.