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Deftones black out their social media profile pictures — is album announcement coming?

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Deftones‘ social media activity has fans speculating that a new album announcement may be coming soon.

On Friday, the band updated the profile and header pictures on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with simply a black box. A post on Facebook directs you to a newly scrubbed website, which consists solely of a link to sign up for the Deftones’ email list.

To add more fuel to the fire, the URL for the Deftones website homepage reads, which might possibly refer to September 25. Given that the date in question is a Friday — the day for new music releases — fans are hoping that September 25 might be the street date for the next Deftones record.

Deftones has been working on a new album, the follow-up to 2016’s Gore, for quite some time now. In an interview with Download TV in June, drummer Abe Cunningham did say that the record was on track for a September release.

In addition to the upcoming record, Deftones is also working on a 20th anniversary White Pony reissue, which will include an accompanying remix disc called Black Stallion.

By Josh Johnson
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