Having spent the last little while head down hard at work for their soon-to-be-released album, Deftones now plan on having some fun, turning their attention to a cover song session.
Chino Moreno, the band’s long time vocalist, discussed the idea in an interview with Minnesota radio station 93X prior to Knotfest, explaining that the band is “actually going at the end of this month into the desert, Death Valley, we’re gonna go and record for three days cause the record’s done. It’s been recorded, but usually at the end of the recording process we record a few covers, so we’re going to go do that.”
The gang entered the studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz for their serious album, and though it is now getting the final touches, the band won’t announce an official release date. According to LoudWire, October 9 has been heavily rumoured, but the band is still holding off on committing until they are 100% happy with the product.
“We don’t have a specific date. We’re actually in the process of having it mixed right now. So we’re actually out here doing these shows and at the end of the night we get some mixes sent to us and we’ve been listening to ’em. Last night we listened to a couple, so we’re just going back and forth with notes and trying to get ’em where we know they can be. So until we actually have the mixed record, I think it’s hard for us to set a date.”
There’s no word yet on which tunes the band will cover, though we will be sure to find out once they wrap up their current tour with System of a Down’s Daron Malakian’s side project Scars on Broadway.