New Deftones album set for release this autumn

'I think it's a little more of a heady record,' says frontman Chino Moreno of their eighth LP

Deftones have confirmed that their new album will be released this autumn.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, frontman Chino Moreno said the LP will come out “probably September or October”.

Discussing the sound of the LP, which follows 2012’s ‘Koi No Yokan’, Moreno said: “I think it’s a little more of a heady record. I feel like we’ve gone into the songs and really dissected them. If something sounded a little straight, we took a left turn and made things a little screwy. We just tried something completely opposite, not to sabotage it, but to challenge ourselves and try new things that we haven’t done in the past.”

He adds: “It definitely feels like we’ve taken a step from our last record. But it’s definitely a Deftones record, and it has all the elements that make us who we are. We’re not going out there to change anything, other than just thinking outside the box.”

Though former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward visited the band in the studio when they were writing, Moreno says he will not appear on the release. “He toured with us a couple times,” explained Moreno. “He stopped in to say hi. At this point, we don’t have any guests lined up, but that could change any moment.”

The band began work on their eighth LP last year. Speaking in 2014, Moreno said: “We don’t plan on what kind of record we’re going to make. We react to each other – one guy starts playing something then the other guy reacts to it, and the other guys react to that. Next thing we know, we have a song. I think that’s the best, organic way to write music. Its worked for us over the years.”