Deftones have put in the work, and now they’re going to have a little fun on top of it by recording a few cover songs. Singer Chino Moreno, interviewed by Minnesota radio station 93X prior to Knotfest, revealed that the group’s forthcoming album has been recorded and they’re now making plans for the covers.

The singer explained, “We’re 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.” Earlier this year, it was rumored that the band was considering songs from Earth, Wind & Fire and Elvis Presley for their covers.

While the actual recording sessions with producer Nick Raskulinecz are complete, Moreno says that they are holding off on announcing a street date for the disc. Even though Oct. 9 had been rumored, the singer says nothing can officially be revealed until one important detail has been finished.

He explained,”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.”

Meanwhile, the band has booked an Oct. 10 performance at San Francisco’s Warfield with Scars on Broadway. The group has a standing relationship with Scars’ Daron Malakian, as Deftones just finished playing shows this summer with System of a Down. No further dates have been announced as of yet.

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