It’s been exactly one month since Deftones bassist Chi Cheng passed away and about 4 1/2 years after a car accident left him in a coma. And while the band has continued forward, recruiting Quicksand’s Sergio Vega as bassist and releasing two albums, the band decided to scrap Eros, the album they’d been working on with Cheng. According to comments made by frontman Chino Moreno, the album may see the light of day after all.
Speaking on the red carpet at Revolver’s Golden Gods awards, Moreno told Artisan News that Eros may well be released. When askedabout the possibility, Moreno replied “I think 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.” It would be both a fitting tribute to Cheng’s legacy and something that every Deftones fan would want to hear if the album was to come out. With Cheng now gone and two really solid albums out, it’s not like releasing Eros would be cashing in on tragedy.