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Tentative Release Time Frame Revealed For New Deftones Album


Those hoping to hear some new Deftones music may have a few months ahead of them yet. While the band have finished tracking their ninth studio album and have since began mixing it, current plans don’t have it arriving until the second half of this year. Presumably the band will be launching the effort around their forthcoming summer tour with Gojira and Poppy, though that has yet to be confirmed.

News of the album’s release time frame comes via a newly published interview with the band’s drummer Abe Cunningham over at Mixdown. In that interview, Cunningham also commented of the creative process for the record this time around:

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“We did things a little bit differently this time. We stretched everything out over the course of a couple of years, rather than blasting through in one go. The process has been mixed with about a year-long break, that we all agreed upon. Being rested and taking that time off really made us appreciate what we’re doing even more. When we’re all laughing and smiling and coming up with stuff together, just like when we were 17… it’s a beautiful thing.”

Much of the interview also focuses on the band’s anniversaries and legacy. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of their platinum-certified full-length debut album, “Adrenaline“. It also marks the 20th anniversary of their platinum-certified 2000 album, “White Pony“. Musing on the impact the latter album has had on the band’s career, Cunningham offered:

“At the time, what we were trying to do seemed impossible – it was like trying to carve our name in granite using a plastic fork. Still, if we hadn’t done that, I don’t think that we would be the band that we are now, in the position that we are now. I truly believe that, man.”

While there’s been no official word yet on any potential plans to celebrate the aforementioned anniversaries, the band will be touring throughout the year. Their current touring plans include the below runs:

03/15 Auckland, NZ – Trusts Arena
03/18 Brisbane, AUS – Fortitude Music Hall (feat. Baroness)
03/20 Melbourne, AUS – Download Festival
03/21 Sydney, AUS – Download Festival
03/23 Adelaide, AUS – Thebarton Theatre (feat. Baroness)

05/01 Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival (tickets)
05/03 Concord, NC – Epicenter Festival (tickets)
05/08 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville (tickets)
05/17 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival (tickets)
05/22 Porto, POR – North Music Festival
06/03 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park
06/03 Katowice, POL – Metal Hammer Festival
06/05-07 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/10 Zurich, SWI – X-Tra
06/12 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/15 Naas, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/19 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/20 Landgraaf, NET – Pinkpop Festival
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22-26 Zagreb, CRO – Inmusic Festival
06/23 Gugliasco, ITA – Gruvillage Festival
06/27 Seinajoki, FIN – Provinssi Festival
06/28 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
07/01 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/03 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freheit
07/04 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
07/09 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival
07/12 Moscow, RUS – Park Live Festival

With Gojira & Poppy:

07/27 Portland, OR – Theatre Of The Clouds at Moda Center (tickets)
07/28 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater (tickets)
07/30 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (tickets)
08/01 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater (tickets)
08/02 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre (tickets)
08/04 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre (tickets)
08/05 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphiheatre (tickets)
08/07 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater (tickets)
08/08 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club (tickets)
08/09 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory (tickets)
08/11 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion (tickets)
08/12 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill (tickets)
08/14 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena (tickets)
08/15 Laval, QC – Plave Bellaval (tickets)
08/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach (tickets)
08/19 New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17 (tickets)
08/20 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony (tickets)
08/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Met (tickets)
08/23 Washington, DC – The Anthem (tickets)
08/24 Bridgeport, CT – Harbor Yard Amphitheater (tickets)
08/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center (tickets)
08/27 Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River State Park (tickets)
08/29 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheatre (tickets)
08/30 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium (tickets)
09/01 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center (tickets)
09/02 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (tickets)
09/03 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (tickets)
09/05 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (tickets) may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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