DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham gave fans an update on the follow-up to 2016’s “Gore” album via the band’s official Instagram page (see below).
“We’re currently mixing it,” he says. “Given the current situation, it’s been a bit difficult to get everyone in the same room. We can’t. So, we’re at least still doing that. I wanted to thank you for your patience, obviously, and, of course, your interest in that. It’s coming.”
In the meantime, DEFTONES will launch a series of livestreamed events. Programmer/sampler Frank Delgado will kick off the series with a live DJ set on the group’s Twitch tomorrow (Friday, April 17) at 8 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. ET.
Delgado recently told Australia’s Forté about the musical direction of the new DEFTONES LP: “It’s a DEFTONES record, which I know that sounds cliché or cheesy, but we’ve never put up any walls and we’ve always gotten together and see what happens, and as long as everyone is together and happy and in good shape, we’re good, and there was a lot of that. We don’t really chase any sound or try and be a certain way — we just try to get better at what we do and put a whole package together where it sounds sonically amazing. And that’s where we’re at right now and we’re pretty fucking excited for it.”
DEFTONES have released eight studio albums to date and have sold over ten million albums worldwide. The band is Moreno, Cunningham, Delgado, guitarist Stephen Carpenter and bassist Sergio Vega.
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While we continue to work on the new album in isolation, we’re going to be hosting some livestream events on @twitch. @frvnkdelgvdo is kicking it off tomorrow at 8PM PT with a live DJ set. Stay safe while hanging with us here: twitch.tv/deftonesofficial (follow the link in bio)