Deftones will issue a new album on April 8; this will be the band’s first release since the 2012 debut of Koi No Yokan.
Stephen Carpenter, Deftones‘ guitarist, revealed the release date during an interview with ESP Guitars at the National Association of Music Merchants trade show, which is being held this weekend in Anaheim, California.
In the NAMM interview, Carpenter said, “[We’re] sitting around waiting for the release of our new record. It comes out April 8th. We have some dates in Texas in March, in May-June we’re off to Europe for some festivals out there. We’ll play for all the people who are interested and want to hear it.”
According to Chino Moreno, lead vocalist, sixteen songs were written for the Deftones‘ new CD, which was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Monster Magnet, Winds of Plague). There are rumors the album will feature a guest appearance by Jerry Cantrell, lead guitarist for Alice in Chains.
There is limited information on the upcoming release. Sources cite, during an interview last year, Moreno said, “This record was done sort of over a year, spread out over these little, tiny writing sections. So it sounds a bit more fragmented, but in a good way. I mean, I feel like you put on one song and it’s completely different from the song after it, or previous to it. So it’s not like we had this one main idea and we went in and we sort of went with that vibe. I mean, the vibe’s sort of all over the place. So, like any Deftones record, I mean, it’s got dynamics and there’s loud aggressiveness and there’s mellowness to it, but it’s all sort of got an ebb and flow to it.”
UPDATE (1/25): There are now rumors concerning the title and tracklist of the upcoming Deftones record. The title is rumored to be Gore.
Below is the rumored tracklist:
02. Acid Hologram
03. Doomed User
04. Geometric Headdress
06. Pittura Infamante
10. Phantom Bride