New Deftones Album Tentatively Due In September!
Deftones singer Chino Moreno was recently a guest of Primus’ drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander’s “Herb’s Happy Hour” show and gave an update on their new album (the follow-up to 2016’s “Gore”).
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Moreno said, “We have a record that we finished maybe — I don’t know — about a month ago, we finally got all the final mixes of it. It’s supposed to come out in, I think, September. But we’re really happy with it. We worked with one of our longtime producer buddies, Terry Date, who did our first three albums. We hadn’t done a record with him in a while, and we went back in the studio with him, and it was super awesome.
Moreno continued, “It’s kind of been weird, because we recorded everything — the music stuff — all last summer in L.A., and then we have been working on overdubs and vocals and mixing and all that stuff since then, so it’s almost been a year. But, obviously the last six months have kind of been doing everything remote [due to the coronavirus pandemic]… Mainly, it was just me. All the music stuff was done, so just mainly vocal stuff, and then mixing and mastering, going back and forth. But we finally finalized everything, I wanna say a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago now. It’s gonna be sweet. I’m excited about it.”
Deftones were supposed to be on tour July 27 – September 5 with Gojira and Poppy but that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Gore” got to No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016. Will their new album top the chart?