Late last year, Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham revealed that the alt-metal band had a few "tentative dates" in mind for their next LP release. Well, it seems they settled on a spring launch, as an interview with guitarist Stephen Carpenter has now tied the record to an April 8 street date.
Speaking at this week's the NAMM music product trade show in Anaheim, CA, Carpenter revealed during an interview with ESP Guitars that the act are "sitting around waiting for the release of [their] new record," which will be delivered to the fans on April 8. That's really about all he said about the LP, but we now have a seemingly solid launch date to look forward to.
Carpenter added that the band are playing shows in Texas this March and will head over to Europe to play festivals in May and June. You'll find all of the date and venue specifics of their concert schedule over here.
While the record had at one point been going by the working title Morning Blaze, the full-length is now rumoured to go by the name of Gore.
Earlier this year, an unnamed journalist [via The PRP] uploaded a screen shot of an email purporting to include the tracklisting to the LP. The song list has not been acknowledged by the band. At the time of the email leak, the record had been given a March 18 due date.
As we wait for even more details behind the release, you can watch the snippet of Carpenter confirming the arrival time down below.
Deftones' last album was 2012's Koi No Yokan.