DEFTONES werden den heiß erwarteten Nachfolger zu ihrem 2012er Album Koi No Yokan am 08. April veröffentlichen, wie Gitarrist Stephen Carpenter während eines Interviews mit ESP Guitars bei der diesjährigen NAMM Show verriet.
Carpenter sagte in dem Video: "[We're] sitting around waiting for the release of our new record. It comes out April 8th. We have some dates in Texas in March, in May-June we're off to Europe for some festivals out there. We'll play for all the people who are interested and want to hear it."
Auch Sänger Chino Moreno äußerte sich im November 2015 in einem Interview mit BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show" über den Vibe des neuen Albums: "I can't really compare it to our last couple of records. I mean, those two records were done in a very similar manner where we locked ourselves in a room for a short period of time and wrote and recorded it. And therefore, I feel like we sort of really captured this moment in time, and the records sort of sound cohesive because of that. This record was done sort of over a year, spread out over these little, tiny writing sections. So it sounds a bit more fragmented, but in a good way. I mean, I feel like you put on one song and it's completely different from the song after it, or previous to it. So it's not like we had this one main idea and we went in and we sort of went with that vibe. I mean, the vibe's sort of all over the place. So, like any DEFTONES record, I mean, it's got dynamics and there's loud aggressiveness and there's mellowness to it, but it's all sort of got an ebb and flow to it. I don't know… It'd be hard for me to just put it in words exactly what it sounds like. It's definitely a DEFTONES record. The way I look at it is it's a gradual step from where we last were."
Laut Moreno hat die Band 16 neue Songs für die neue DEFTONES CD geschrieben. Die Produktion hat erneut Matt Hyde (SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MONSTER MAGNET, WINDS OF PLAGUE) übernommen und JERRY CANTRELL (ALICE IN CHAINS) hat einen Gastbeitrag geleistet.