The Deftones have decided not to release their new album ‘Eros‘ which was scheduled to be released this year. The album featured songs with current bass player Chi Cheng who is still in a coma. The band said:
"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. And although those songs will see the light of day at some point, we collectively made the decision that we needed to take a new approach, and with Chi’s condition heavy on our minds while doing so. We needed to return to the studio to do what we felt was right artistically."
You can read the entire statement here.