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Deftones’ Chino Moreno On Releasing “Eros”: “Will It Happen Soon? I Don’t Know, Probably Not.”

Deftones, etc. frontman Chino Moreno chatted with Musicfeeds about his recent comments that it was “more appropriate” now to think of releasing the bands shelved 2008 album, “Eros“. His comments were made in light of the recent passing of their bassist Chi Cheng, who laid down his final studio recordings with the group on that album.

In the new interview, which can be seen below, Chino states:

“We’re actually not entertaining anything. I get asked about that all the time. And I’ve been giving the same answer for like… ever since people have been asking me about it, I’ve been saying that ‘probably someday.’ The only thing I said differently the other day that I could think that I said was ‘sooner than never.’

I mean you know now there is some sort of closure with what happened with Chi. That was obviously… Him and his state that he was in and you know, in general, it wouldn’t feel right to try to even think about going back to that record and trying to release it at that time… You know, with the hope that he would still wake up.

I don’t know, so we never really looked back at it then. But with his passing recently I mentioned that I did listen to some of the music. It was a very emotional experience because it took me back to that time when we were recording those songs, and those were pretty much the last days that I got talk with him and have a conversation with him, so… And when listening to it I thought to myself it might be cool for people to hear this sooner than never. Will it happen soon? I don’t know, probably not.”

He continued:

“That’s the thing, I never really talk about that record. I don’t think any of us really do, but we get asked about it almost every interview. Like ‘what’s up with that record?’ It’s cool because people are curious and I understand that and everything.

It’s just a thing that we weren’t ready to reflect on. I mean it was hard for me to listen to it the other day. You know… reflecting on something that was pretty… it was pretty deep. Just a very fresh wound that we just received with Chi‘s passing. So I don’t know, it’ll be [out] sometime I think.”


  • CanYouTransfuse

    “Hey Chino, your bandmate/friend just died, when are we getting that album bro?”


    Milkin’ the hype.


      Quite the opposite, I’d say.

      • SpinSwimScream

        Well… It wouldn’t be their first time milking the hype, I’d say.

      • TheMediaProphet

        Inadvertent maybe, but the hype is still built up by him making these statements. He’s not just blowing off the questions with a simple, “We’ll see.”

      • Lifeseclipse

        I’m just here for some of that sweet thumb down action.

  • vahana

    As much as I would like to listen to the album in question as everyone else, I totally respect his response and I’m one of many fans that are cool with waiting and just hoping to hear it eventually. RIP Chi

  • ZMA

    I respect his opinions and feelings about this album. No more than ever, I’m confident in knowing I’ll hear Eros someday. Take your time dudes.

  • glassJAw78

    This band can do no wrong in my book…ever.

  • Dax

    Does anyone know details about how much production is needed to complete this album? I read somewhere that it was shelved after Chino had done about half of the vocals. I, too, am down to hear this album whenever the band feels comfortable wrapping it up and putting it out. I wonder if they’d play songs live from it? I also remember in 2008 some videos surfaced of them playing the new song Melanie live – never heard it in person myself.

  • dagger666

    I’d def love to see Eros released someday. I’m the same as most long term fans, I’m happy to wait til they’re ready (if ever). I highly doubt Deftones are playing the ‘hype’ game. They are constantly being asked about Eros so Chino gives an honest answer, if he just said “we’ll see” these same message boards would be lighting up with people saying “he won’t answer the question” blah blah blah Give the guy a break.


    Way to cash in on your dead friend. Hes right this album won’t be released yet he is waiting for when the time is right and the money is the best. If its just about the fans hearing this album release it for free.

    Truth is its all about the money they better milk it real good his one last time there life support just got pulled.


      This one last time.

    • ethos

      That’s quite a bit to assume

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