'Eros' was put on hold when bassist Chi Cheng went into a coma in 2008.
Posted on May 13, 2013 03:52 pm
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno says their shelved 2008 album "Eros" will finally see the light of day.
The band were midway through recording the album when bassist Chi Cheng was seriously injured in a car crash. They scrapped the album and went on to record "Diamond Eyes" with stand-in bassist Sergio Vega in the hope that Cheng would eventually recover and continue work on "Eros," but Cheng died in April after a long battle with ill health related to his crash at the age of 42.
When asked by Artisan News if their mysterious "Eros" album would ever be released, Moreno revealed that they were finally ready to take it forward.
"It will [be released]," he said. "I think more so now probably than ever [before] ... I actually went back and listened to some of it recently and ... you know, I don't know when, but I feel it's a little more appropriate now for us to think about [than it has been] in the last few years to think about."
In 2009, the band posted this explanation of why they decided to put the album on hold:
"The songs recorded for 'Eros' are very special to us as they are the latest with Chi (and we certainly hope not the last); they have history and significant meaning to us. However, as we neared completion on 'Eros,' we realized that this record doesn't best encompass and represent who we are currently as people and as musicians."
Watch the interview with Chino Moreno discussing the future release of "Eros" here: