This summer, Deftones will head out on the road for a co-headlining tour alongside Incubus and Death From Above 1979. It most certainly appears the band will have some new material to road test, as Deftones’ frontman Chino Moreno has revealed that their new album is tentatively set to arrive on September 25th.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1, Moreno explained, “The record, as far as music, has been all recorded, and I am currently working on the vocals. So I’ve been recording from my home studio here in Oregon. Slowly but surely, [we’re] getting it done, man. It’s coming out really good.”
Compared to the band’s previous album, 2012’s Koi No Yokan, Moreno said the new material is “more of a heady record,” adding, “I feel like we’ve gone into the songs and really dissected them. If something sounded a little straight, we took a left turn and made things a little screwy. We just tried something completely opposite, not to sabotage it, but to challenge ourselves and try new things that we haven’t done in the past.”
The as-yet-untitled effort could feature as many as 16 songs and is being produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom).