Alternative metal band Deftones is set to debut their eighth studio album, tentatively scheduled for release Sept. 25.
Their new album follows the success of 2012’s Koi No Yokan, which Paste called “a primordial soup of sexy whispers and screams, blobs of soft and loud that crash and coalesce in an oceanic way, evoking all and nothing.” The album will also be the first released by the band since the 2013 death of bassist Chi Cheng after a car accident in 2008.
“I feel like we’ve gone into the songs and really dissected them,” singer Chino Moreno told BBC Radio 1. “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.”
Deftones will also be on the road this summer, embarking on a co-headlining tour with Incubus and Death From Above 1979.