This Deftones article was written by Viktor Balchikliev, a GIGsoup contributor
Sacramento-based band Deftones have announced their highly anticipated new album will be released at the beginning of 2016. Originaly scheduled for October/November this year, the album is now postponed for the first quarter of next year giving the band the time needed to finilise everything and add final touches. The new release will be their first after Koi No Yokan (2012).
Band members oficialy confirmed that the tracks are currently being mixed. Although the music is all recorded, the album is yet untitled, and there is no information on song titles and artwork. Moreover, fans are still expecting first single and video with no definitive dates set yet. The album will be Deftones’ eighth studio record and first after former bassist Chi Cheng’s death in 2013.
The untitled album looks likely to be released via Reprise Records who produced Koi No Yokan and previous Diamond Eyes (2010), and helped the band re-emerge on the alternative music scene. The band also contains the same line-up with founding members Chino Moreno (vocals), Stephen Carpenter (guitar) and Abe Cunningham (drums), along with keyboardist Frank Delgado (who joined the band as a full-time member in 200 for the recording of White Pony), and bassist Sergio Vega (who replaced Chi Cheng in 2009 for Diamond Eyes and has since been with the band).
Deftones still remain one of the few active bands that helped develop nu metal in the 90’s and later shape it into a successful and popular genre. Establishing a distinctive alternative metal style, the bands have always stood out ready to experiment and venture into new musical territories.
Deftones are currently on tour in the USA. In November the band plays in France and Germany before finishing their short European tour in the UK on 21 November at the London’s Wembley SSE Arena. Tickets are currently on sale.