Deftones have done the band thing and blacked out their social profile pictures, indicating an announcement is on its way. We’ve been waiting on their ninth studio album for a minute now, with four years passing since their eighth, Gore.
We got news back in June that the album was complete. Deftones’ drummer, Abe Cunningham, told Download Festival in a video interview that the album was currently being mastered. As for a release date? He said, “hopefully, maybe September.”
The blacking out of their socials is a good sign, as is their most recent tweet. It’s a super lo-fi, eery black glitching graphic that reads, “No, you will never find me.”
— Deftones (@deftones) August 16, 2020
The words in the graphic are the lyrics from their song ‘One Weak’. Now, this could be a stretch but… ‘One Weak’… One week? Looks like there could be a Deftones announcement coming in a week.
NME have been playing detective too. They noticed that Deftones’ website’s URL becomes deftones.com/0925 — which could indicate the 25th September, coinciding with Cunningham’s September release guesstimate.
Whatever the new release is, whenever it comes, it’ll follow up their 2016 album Gore.
Have a listen to ‘One Weak’ below to get in the spirit.