As we pointed out over the weekend, the band recently updated all its social media profile pictures to black frames, with the Facebook image directing fans to its website.
The website is a static black screen with white pixels slowly coming into focus to form a square with what seems like a woman’s eyes. Could it be album artwork? See for yourself below;
Though this is interesting, the real clue is in the URL itself. The numbers likely translate to a date — Sept. 25 — which happens to be a Friday, the day albums are released.
A Sept. 25th release date makes total sense, considering Deftones’ drummer Abe Cunningham recently said the album would “hopefully” drop in September after revealing it had been completed during quarantine and was getting mastered. He also mentioned their “old pal” Terry Date produced the new album, who notably helmed Adrenaline, Around the Fur, White Pony, and 2003’s self-titled.
“We can’t help but sound like ourselves, but just being back with Terry, there are certain sounds that we developed with Terry that kind of became sort of our core sounds, and those are back again,” Cunningham said about the new music.
Though Deftones haven’t properly announced any details about the upcoming album, Cunningham accidentally shared a snippet of new material back in April.
Overdrive spoke with Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega upon their last visit to Ireland when they were touring ‘Gore’, their most recent studio release. Get the full interview here.
We’ll keep you up to speed on all Deftones news as it happens.