Deftones re-record new album without bassist

Accident delays 'Eros' release

Deftones have headed back into the studio to re-record the much delayed forthcoming new album ‘Eros’.

The album had already been recorded with bassist Chi Cheng before he was involved in a car accident last November which put him in coma.

Writing on their MySpace blog at Myspace.com/deftones, the band claimed that the original record featuring Cheng “doesn’t best encompass and represent who we are currently as people and as musicians”.

They added that they believed that going back to the drawing board “was right artistically”.

Cheng was briefly discharged from intensive care in March. According to his official website, Oneloveforchi.com, he is currently in a “super coma” due to his medication.

The band claim that the tracks that comprised the original version of ‘Eros’ with the bassist’s contribution will see the light of day at some point.

Former Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega has been playing with the band since Cheng‘s accident.

Deftones are due to play this summer’s Reading And Leeds Festivals (August 28-30).