Deftones’ Long Lost Album Eros to Finally See the Light of Day?
The Deftones were infamously in the middle of recording a new album, entitled Eros, when bassist Chi Cheng was in the car accident that would leave him in a coma for four-and-a-half years before he finally passed away last month. Understandably, the band chose to shelve Eros rather than attempt to complete it with Cheng, and went on to release Diamond Eyes with Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega in 2010 instead.
Still, even with the warm reception enjoyed by both Diamond Eyes and its follow-up, last year’s Koi No Yokan, fans have been clamoring to hear Eros, and even Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter expressed a desire for the album to be released in an interview with MetalSucks’ own Anso DF conducted shortly after Eyes‘ release:
“For me, as I’ve gone through this whole experience – and I’m still going through it, obviously – I’m of the mindframe that I would like to see [Eros come] out. Mostly because I think people would like to hear it because Chi is on it. He has a family and I’d like to see it do something for them as well. That would be nice.”
So it makes sense that the band is now apparently considering finally allowing Eros to see the light of day. At the Revolver Golden Gods a couple of weeks back, vocalist Chino Moreno told Artisan News:
“I think [there’s a possibility for the album to be released] moreseo now than ever. I actually went back and listed to some of it recently. I don’t know when, but it’s a little more appropriate now to think about it than in the last three years.”
I don’t think anyone would be unhappy to finally see Eros come out — especially if, as Carpenter said, it benefitted Cheng’s family. Certainly, it would be a fitting tribute to the late bassist, and a great — if bittersweet — way to close out this chapter of the band’s existence.
You can watch the interview with Moreno below… we will, of course, let you know when/if Eros gets a release date.