Previously Unreleased Deftones Song 'Smile' Featuring Chi Cheng Posted Online

Listen to the new track, taken from "Eros."

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Deftones have posted their previously unreleased song "Smile," from the shelved album "Eros," on YouTube to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of the band's bassist Chi Cheng. Check out the track below.

AsĀ Blabbermouth notes, Deftones singer Chino Moreno said last year that he believes that the band should and will release "Eros," the album it recorded before Cheng was left in a semi-comatose state by a car accident in November 2008. Although Moreno was not sure if the disc would ever surface, his feelings have changed since Cheng's death. Moreno told MTV Hive: "I get asked about that record a lot. For a while, I was giving the same answer, 'No, no, no, no, no, no, no.' After Chi's passing, I went back and listened to some of the record and it was a pretty intense experience to say the least."

Moreno added, "I think it should be released, but we don't have any definite plans. There's some work to do on it. Deftones have been moving forward in a strong, positive motion, so for us to stop and reflect on something five years ago, I don't know if we're ready for that."

But he also said, "It is a special thing for us: it's the last thing Chi played on. It will see the light of day. I just don't know when."

Cheng performed on Deftones' first five albums, with his last released work being on 2006's "Saturday Night Wrist."

Bassist Sergio Vega played on "Diamond Eyes" and the most recent "Koi No Yokan."

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    sound's freaking amazing. still so sad to know he's gone. one love for chi
    a drummer
    It gives me chills. This song really connects the dots between Diamond Eyes and Saturday Night Wrist. I truly hope they release the whole thing eventually
    Indeed... This song also sounds (especially the lyrics) like one of the two parts, the other being Rosemary. Both are beautiful.
    kill it
    one of my favorite bands ever. moreno's voice with that sound is pure magic.
    That was amazing. Really reminded me of SNW. Fuck, now I'm gonna be REALLY impatient to hear the rest of the album.
    The label already took it down?
    Someone once told me my own music reminded me of them, and I had scarcely believed it since I deal more in the prog-metal territory and had always passed them off as a "crappy nu-metal band", but it turns out they're pretty ****ing epic <3 This song is golden <3
    If you thought Deftones are just nu-metal (or even, crappy), and like this song, go fix your mistakes and listen to their stuff immediately. Probably working your way backwards from the newest is a good idea.