Deftones Reveal New Album After Member Quit

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Deftones are set to release a new album as works are already in progress.

Stephen Carpenter talks about the new album

In a new interview on The Smokebox Show, Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter announced that the band began the process of working on a new album, as reported by Metal Injection.

The musician had the following to say about the status of the follow-up to 2020’s “Ohms”:

“[We’re] getting ready to [work on new material]. Just coming up with ideas at this point, more conversation at the moment than actual doing.”

Deftones’ next album will mark their first release without bassist Sergio Vega since 2006’s “Saturday Night Wrist”. The musician parted ways with the band following contract disputes and has been filled in for live by Heavens Blade’s Fred Sablan.

Bassist Sergio Vega recently announced earlier this year that he had parted ways with Deftones sometime in last year, and has been filled in for live by current Heavens Blade bassist Fred Sablan.

Deftones has also been employing second guitarist Lance Jackman (Eightfourseven, Horseneck, ex-Will Haven) live, and even as their main guitarist in place of Carpenter during a recent European trek. There’s no word on if Sablan or Jackman are planned to be permanent members of the band, or if they’ll play on the new record.

Deftones also recently announced they’re bringing back their Dia De Los Deftones festival this year. The festival will take place on November 5 at Petco Park in San Diego, CA and will feature Turnstile, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs, Audrey, Destroy Boys, Provoker, and Cold Gawd.