The Deftones’ lost their bassist Chi Cheng a year today and in honor of his memory, the band have released a song titled “Smile” from their unreleased album, Eros.
Eros was the last material that Cheng had worked on with the group, but following a serious car accident in 2008 that resulted in his several year coma, the band decided to shelf the album and just focus on him getting better. While Cheng was in the coma, the band did move forward with former Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega. They did go on to record 2010’s Diamond Eyes, but Eros still stayed shelved.
Check out the band’s Facebook post below as well as the shelved song.