It’s been quite some time since we’d last heard some new material from Deftones, almost 3 years to be exact. Despite this, new material is on the way, as the band announced last month that they’d finished tracking their newest album, and all that remained was the intensive mastering of all 16 tracks. They also announced that the album could maybe, possibly, potentially come out sometime this fall! The band even teased fans with a 15 second clip of the beginning of one of their songs (that still needed a bit of work, including vocals, and other bits that were going to be put in later):
Now, even more info has come out about this new album, which frontman Chino Moreno revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 1, where he talked about the progress on the new album, announced that the band would be playing Wembley Stadium on November 21st, and gave a tentative release date for the new album:
“The record as far as music has been all recorded and I am currently working on the vocals. I’ve been recording from my home studio here in Oregon. Slowly but surely getting it done. It’s coming out really good, it’s another Deftones record, I feel like us reaching a little bit, getting more into… The song structures, trying to challenge ourselves a little bit you know what I mean? It’s sounding good, I think it’s gonna be a great record.”
and when asked directly about the release date for the new album:
“We have a tentative date of September 26th”
Well, there you have it. The record is set for September 26th for now, so mark your calendars! It may just be a tentative date, but it doesn't seem very likely that the date will change, unless Moreno's side project 'Crosses' gets in the way or something. In that case, at the very least, we've gotten a rough idea of when the album is going to be out!