Deftones fans will rejoice at the news that the group now have a tentative release date in mind for their new album. Band frontman Chino Moreno has informed EW.com that they hope to have the as-yet untitled effort in stores on October 09th.
According to Moreno, the band have wrapped up tracking the outing with mixing set to take place over the next few weeks. They once again worked with producer Nick Raskulinecz on the album with track titles, artwork and more still pending.
As an added bonus the band also expect to track some covers before they exit the studio. According to Moreno:
“We’ve done a lot of ’80s stuff, but we wanted to do something from farther back. We sat down and everybody had their computers on and were playing songs that we like. So we’re going to do an Elvis Presley song — we have five Elvis songs that we’ve been talking about.
And we’re going to do Earth, Wind, and Fire. Hopefully we’ll get at least two, maybe three or four. It’s always fun. We’re done with the real creative part of having to come up with music out of thin air, and now we can be experimental with someone else’s song.”
It’s not all good news for the Deftones camp however. Band bassist Chi Cheng was originally due home from the hospital yesterday, June 29th; but will not be making the trip after suffering another infection. No further details were offered on his condition.