During an interview with Download TV, drummer Abe Cunningham of Deftones has revealed that their highly-anticipated ninth studio album has been completed and may be out as early as September.
The band reunited with producer Terry Date (Slayer, Miss May I, Bring Me The Horizon) to record the majority of the album in late Spring/early Summer of last year. Terry was also involved with the band’s debut album Adrenaline, follow up sophomore record White Pony, and the band’s 2003 self-titled.
“We actually tracked everything over the summer, last summer—June and July—we were in the studio tracking. And we’re just taking our time. But we actually just completed everything. Were mixing…. We were down in L.A. recording, but we mixed up in Seattle.
We’re working with our old pal Terry Date, who did a bunch of our earlier records and stuff too. He’s up there with this while distancing thing, it was a bit rough, but we figured out a way to kind of do the mixes without being there.
It’s a lot better when we’re all in the room; we can knock it out quick and argue and do our things. But, yeah, we just completed that. It’s getting mastered right now, and that’s been the main thing. So it’s been something to do in this strange off time.”
When asked how the new material is sounded and if it is “heavier” than the band’s previous releases, Cunningham replied:
“We can’t help but sound like ourselves, but just being back with Terry, there’s certain sounds that we developed with Terry that kind of became sort of our core sounds, and those are back again.”
Watch the full interview now below.