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It’s been a minute since Deftones released their critically acclaimed ‘GORE’ studio album. With whispers floating around cyberspace about the follow-up, drummer Abe Cunningham commented on a possible release date for the album. Details below…

Deftones’ drummer Abe Cunningham recently said he thinks the band’s long-awaited new album is coming “hopefully, maybe September.”

He went on to frustratingly say: “I heard something. I can’t remember.” Now vocalist Chino Moreno has backed up Cunningham’s guess in an interview with Primus drummer Tim Alexander’s Herb’s Happy Hour.

Moreno said the record is finished as of “maybe a month ago” and the band has all the final mixes. “It’s supposed to come out in I think September,” he added. The new record will be Deftones‘ first in four years.

There seems to be more than just a new record on the horizon for Deftones. Cunningham also recently said the band is considering releasing the long-awaited “lost” album ‘Eros’ as maybe an EP, saying “we have to get into all the legalities of it and all that stuff and also we have to finish it.” Deftones is also working on a remix album of White Pony named Black Stallion.

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We’re gonna be releasing later in the year a reissue of the record and we’re going to do sort of a split side of the record, a remixed version of it titled Black Stallion,” said Moreno. “So we have a bunch of different people on it, some that actually inspired some of the writing of the record itself, the original album. So it’s kind of come full circle.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Deftones were forced to postpone their summer tour which included a headline performance at Ireland’s new Sunstroke Festival alongside future tour partners Gojira and Poppy as well as Faith No More, Mastodon, Sepultura and many more (see below).

However, Deftones confirmed that their ninth studio album, originally slated for this summer, has been completed. Recorded in 2019 and mixed remotely under the supervision of White Pony producer Terry Date, the upcoming album is tentatively scheduled for release in September.

Keep an eye on Overdrive for more details on the new Deftones album.

Oran O’Beirne 2020