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New Deftones Album Release Date: It’s COMING In 2024

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The Deftones follow-up to the Pandemic-era Ohms is set for release in 2024 – here’s everything you need to know 


If you’re a fan of the Deftones, you’ll be thrilled to know that the band is on the verge of finishing their tenth studio album, the follow-up to 2020’s pandemic-era release, ‘Ohms.’

Speaking to Gnostic Academy on YouTube, guitarist Stephen Carpenter shed some light on the progress of the upcoming, yet-to-be-titled record:

“Just in the last couple of months, really – two or three months; well, maybe a little longer now, really; February is when we started … to work on new material for a new record. It’s going good now. It was a little slow at first, but it always is; dragging our feet ain’t nothing new. But we’ve got stuff up and going now, and we’re on a good little momentum at the moment. And we hope to have it all done and out by next spring or summer [2024]. There’s nothing official – no official date yet – but that’s our goal.”

Steph Carpenter

What To Expect From The New Album?

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As for what to expect, well… no one knows for sure. Me? I’m hoping for something heavier from the band.

Speaking to a Christian Flat Earth YouTube channel – I kid you not – Steph confirmed that the new album, once again, will be produced by none other than Nick Raskulinecz, the main behind numerous Rush, Mastodon, Alice in Chains, and previous Deftones albums including Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan. 

It’s been what feels like an eternity since we had a properly heavy Deftones album. I’d love something that harks back to its Around The Fur / White Pony days – more six string, less djent

With any new Deftones record, there’s always scope for lots of experimentation.

Chino is now writing more and more and has been since White Pony which is why there’s been way more shoegaze elements to the music in recent times, exemplified by Gore. 

New Deftones Album Release Date: It’s COMING In 2024
Chino Recording Tracks For Gore With His Number One Guitar

But one of the big issues with Gore was that it lacked the punch of the band’s other records – it just wasn’t very heavy. And the reason for this was that Steph had very little part in the writing process. 

This was the first time Steph had not really contributed material to a Deftones album, and the end result was very telling. Gore isn’t a bad record but it definitely doesn’t feel like a “core” Deftones record like Koi No Tokan, Diamond Eyes or even Saturday Night Wrist.

Steph usually brings the more metal, heavy songs. I guess with the new album it all depends on who the driving force behind the new tracks are: Steph or Chino. 

The band are now in the 50s which means, whatever happens with this next record, the Deftones are now closing in on their final act. Steph at least doesn’t have any plans on hanging up his guitar just yet, confirming he believes the band has at least another 10 years in them. 

I feel like we’ve easily got another decade in this, but I don’t want to keep doing it and just grind out, you know. I don’t want to get propped up on stage. I want to be able to go up there and do it on our own accord and everyone’s still feeling good and having fun.

Steph

The good news is that it is now pretty much summer, so if the new Deftones album is coming out this year it is likely we’ll get a launch date and a title track released in the very near future.


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