Deftones confirm that new album is being mixed and will be released in 2016

Record is the follow-up to 2012's 'Koi No Yokan'

Deftones have confirmed that their new album is currently being mixed, and will be released early on next year.

The record was originally slated for release last month, but has now been delayed, with the band saying they been able to take their time on the record “for the first time ever”.

Drummer Abe Cunningham and keyboardist Frank Delgado recently spoke to Morning Blaze, with Delgado saying: “It’s going to come out in the new year… We had some dates that were already kind of tentative.”

Cunningham added: “It’s being mixed now. It started being mixed a couple weeks back. They’re actually going tomorrow to go down and listen to mixes and do things and… We’re mixing and we still are in the process of album title, artwork, song titles. We haven’t even got there yet, but the music’s done.”

The follow-up to 2012’s ‘Koi No Yokan’, the as-yet-untitled record will be their first since the death of bass player Chi Cheng in 2013.

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Frontman Chino Moreno previously described the sound of the LP as “out of the box” to NME, adding that it’s “full of keyboards and a lot of cool, spacey low frequencies” as well as “organic jams”.

The singer also revealed that former Smiths frontman Morrissey was a surprise influence on the record. “I’ve been on this crazy Morrissey kick recently – totally obsessing over his solo records – so I brought a lot of that to the table,” Moreno said. “On those early solo records, he uses this awesome, Elvis-y delay on his vocal that I’ve been ripping off a ton. He’s always been a favourite lyricist of mine – the beautiful poetic melancholy of it all.”

Despite this, Moreno confirms that there’s still “definitely heavy elements to the album”. “As usual for us the jagged and coarse bits only make the sweeter parts even sweeter,” he added.