Deftones Announce New LP Is Finished And May Be Released This Fall

Deftones have revealed that their next album is finished. Drummer Abe Cunningham says the LP is currently being mastered and may be out in September if all goes well.

Cunningham made the announcement during a recent interview with Download TV’s Kylie Olsson as part of their virtual festival, which took place this past weekend.

“We actually tracked everything over the summer, last summer — June and July — we were in the studio tracking,” said Cunningham. “But we actually just completed everything. … We were down in L.A. recording, but we mixed up in Seattle.”

He added, “We’re working with our old pal Terry Date, who did a bunch of our earlier records and stuff, too. He’s up there [in Seattle] with this whole distancing thing; it was a bit rough, but we figured out a way to kind of do the mixes without being there.”

When asked about a release date he said, “It should be coming along, hopefully, maybe September. I heard something.”

Check out the full interview below.

Back in February, the band revealed that the album was being produced by Terry Date, who produced their first four LPs, including Around the Fur and White Pony. In April, Cunningham gave us a brief teaser from the new album with a quick guitar riff.

Deftones’ North American tour with Gojira and Poppy has been postponed due to the pandemic. The band hopes to announce rescheduled dates for 2021 soon.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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