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A new Deftones album is expected to be released later in the year

Deftones teased new material back in April and now it has been confirmed that there will be another album on the way.

Drummer Abe Cunningham has been talking about their upcoming new full-length effort and, judging by his words, the record will be arriving sooner rather than later.

“We actually tracked everything over the summer, last summer — June and July — we were in the studio tracking,” Cunningham explained during an interview at Download Festival TV on Saturday. “But we actually just completed everything. We were down in LA 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 continued. “He’s up there [in Seattle] with this whole distancing thing; it was a bit rough, but we figured out a way to kind of do the mixes without being there.”

Adding: “It’s a lot better when we’re all in the room; we can knock it out quick and argue and do our things,” he admitted. “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.”

Cunningham was then asked what sonic direction the legendary act has taken, to which he replied: “We can’t help but sound like ourselves, but just being back with Terry, there are certain sounds that we developed with Terry that kind of became sort of our core sounds, and those are back again.”

He then teased fans by saying: “It should be coming along, hopefully, maybe September. I heard something.”

Watch the interview below.

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