Deftones Seventh LP Coming October 9

The Deftones

That’s right, folks.

Leave it to Entertainment Weekly to break news like this. How strange, right? I guess they have an intern there now who digs the heavy stuff.

The Deftones have set a tentative October 9 release date for their seventh album.

Frontman Chino Moreno tells EW.com that the new disc will be the bomb. That’s my interpretation anyways.

“Obviously we’re an aggressive band — not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack,” Chino says. “But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.”

The new album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who helmed 2010’s Diamond Eyes.

“He’s a very hands-on guy,” Moreno tells EW.com. “We adopted a work ethic that was really productive on the last record. We said we were going to work eight hours a day, and since we had those hours, everybody in there was super focused. Before that we had been working up in Sacramento, and the vibe was everybody would come in and hang out and we would work when we got around to it. We had to get more efficient.”

The band also plan on recording some covers, with Moreno saying the band will cover Elvis Presley and Earth, Wind, and Fire.

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.