Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno teases release date for band’s Terry Date-produced new album

While we already know that alt-metal legends Deftones are eyeing a fall (and possibly September) release date for their upcoming 9th full-length album, vocalist Chino Moreno has offered a new update on when fans can expect the band’s first new album since 2016.

Moreno was a recent guest on Primus drummer Tim Alexander’s “Herb’s Happy Hour” show, where he discussed the rollout for their upcoming album (shout out to Lambgoat for helpfully transcribing everything):

“We have a record that we finished maybe 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 also discussed how the coronavirus ended up impacting the record this year:

“…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. 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.”

While the release date isn’t whittled down to an exact day just yet, for all intents and purposes it looks like – especially considering drummer Abe Cunningham recently hinted the album could be out in September – the band’s new record will be released soon. Either way, September is going to be a busy month for new releases.