Deftones have confirmed via social media that the band is working on music for its ninth studio album. Programmer and keyboardist Frank Delgado posted photos on Instagram taken at the band’s rehearsal space during last week’s sessions, adding hashtags like “#writing.” The new photos show frontman Chino Moreno and bassist Sergio Vega working on material, while previous pictures showed guitarist Stephen Carpenter and Moreno hashing out ideas. The group has been working on new material in their hometown of Sacramento. Writing sessions earlier in the year yielded around five or six new song ideas, although at this stage it is not known how many of the pieces the band has worked on will make it to the final album. The new LP will follow up 2016’s Gore, which featured the singles “Prayers/Triangles” and “Phantom Bride.”