Deftones Surprise

2014-04-13 by is Wario a libertarian? | 148 Comments
Today on the one year anniversary of Chi Cheng's death Deftones have released a new single entitled 'Smile', which is taken from the album Eros.

The album was recorded in 2008 but was put on hold, after bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a severe car accident that left him in a coma and caused his eventual death in 2013.

Listen to 'Smile' below:



Tagged: Deftones

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Solbrave
April 13th 2014
574 Comments


damn

Diamondize
April 13th 2014
1367 Comments


Song's great. Hopefully this means we'll hear Eros sooner than I thought we would.

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


is it too much to ask for a year without deftones?

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flabbywhale
April 13th 2014
101 Comments


aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

EvoHavok
April 13th 2014
5530 Comments


Oh yeah!

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CrownOfMagnets
April 13th 2014
2334 Comments


"is it too much to ask for a year without deftones?"

the last thing they released was in 2012

loveisamixtape
April 13th 2014
7157 Comments


is it too much to ask for a year without deftones?


you got that last year fuck off

new song is cool

RyusReborn
April 13th 2014
83 Comments


nice

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2014
24007 Comments


FUK YA

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


you got that last year fuck off


open wide! hot steamy chino load in coming straight for loveisamixtapes mouth!! :D






song sounded just like every other deftones song, was pretty good tho

Balerion
April 13th 2014
995 Comments


sweet

InbredJed
April 13th 2014
6498 Comments


Lol

Apollo
April 13th 2014
10667 Comments


awesome

ti0n
April 13th 2014
1731 Comments


its decent at best

SnakeDelilah
April 13th 2014
16709 Comments


That was awesome. brb need to change into another pair of jeans

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loveisamixtape
April 13th 2014
7157 Comments


they never really put up their best songs before the whole album so i'm excited

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2014
21018 Comments


Vocals remind me a lot of he is legend not gonna lie

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Tunaboy45
April 13th 2014
13306 Comments


Sweet!!

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Tunaboy45
April 13th 2014
13306 Comments


Not going to lie, it's extremely impressive!

PostMesmeric
April 13th 2014
611 Comments


This is incredible. Eros lives!

Toondude10
April 13th 2014
9921 Comments


ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo me likey!

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PistolPete
April 13th 2014
4100 Comments


I really feel for the band and the story behind this song is obviously tragic. But the song itself was kinda draggy, shame.

Spare
April 13th 2014
5567 Comments


all song releases shall now be henceforce referred to as "surprises" in news articles

Spare
April 13th 2014
5567 Comments


IQ release new Surprise
Closure in Moscow stream new Surprise

please correct

Tunaboy45
April 13th 2014
13306 Comments


It's definitely a fitting title. A great surprise.

jtswope
April 13th 2014
4646 Comments


sweet hopefully eros comes soon

Spare
April 13th 2014
5567 Comments


idk just made me giggle because there was that dillinger news article like Dillinger Escape Plan drop Surprise

JM18
April 13th 2014
219 Comments


Song wasn't draggy at all. "Rosemary" was an example of draggy

IronGiant
April 13th 2014
1438 Comments


jesus christ that was boring

Zackkkk
April 13th 2014
92 Comments


I'm gonna be honest here, that song was very lackluster. This coming from a huge Deftones fan.

sapient
April 13th 2014
2406 Comments


Oh sweet Jesus yes

DirEnRefused
April 13th 2014
3157 Comments


song dragged like fuck at the end. i swear some of their slowers songs just involve chino chugging some ether and drooling into the mic.

DatBeefPudding
April 13th 2014
1599 Comments


i really enjoyed this. chino is awesome as always.

aircycle
April 13th 2014
1103 Comments


the "surprise" is that it's bad o wait that's not a surprise haHAHAHA!

Toondude10
April 13th 2014
9921 Comments


Song was great and everyone knows it

justanothername
April 13th 2014
5 Comments


That song was amazing! It was so powerful and is probably one of my favourites so far this year!

zaruyache
April 13th 2014
13938 Comments


I mean he's a good singer but overall the music does absolutely nothing for me.

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DatBeefPudding
April 13th 2014
1599 Comments


anyone else get a Rivière feeling from this?

Drummerboy123
April 13th 2014
2761 Comments


'anyone else get a Rivière feeling from this?'

That's exactly what I was thinking!

Song is great, though I think it' would've been better if it ended at 3:08 ish and just faded out. The rest wasn't needed.

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Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2014
36410 Comments


Not them at their greatest admittedly but better than most of DE and KNY as expected

PorcelainRain
April 13th 2014
536 Comments


Love the guitar

NonApplicable
April 13th 2014
2353 Comments


This was a great surprise. I hope this means Eros will be releasing soon!

This definitely could have fit on their self titled release.

Deadwing42
April 13th 2014
191 Comments


I'm stuck at work right now i really really wish i could listen to this

crowing51
April 13th 2014
3499 Comments


I keep hearing Chi Cheng actually hated this album though. Weird.

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


source?

viri
April 13th 2014
16 Comments


yes crowing source pls

MegaJake1024
April 13th 2014
827 Comments


Song's better than anything off Koi No Yokan

TheSupernatural
April 13th 2014
1574 Comments


Sweet song

crowing51
April 13th 2014
3499 Comments


It's not much of source for chi himself saying it other than the whole band has stated they hated each other and they were in a bad place recording eros. Chino has said they shelved it and didn't plan on releasing it because they didn't think it was good.

crowing51
April 13th 2014
3499 Comments


But that was already known when they were
recorded it. At least for the most part.

WhiteNoise
April 13th 2014
3471 Comments


This is average. Really average, sorry everyone.

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


well this song is better than anything off diamond eyes pretty much so fuck it just release it

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2014
36410 Comments


That's exactly what I said Pots

elbaliem
April 13th 2014
1016 Comments


lol,too many smile this week.

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


This is average. Really average, sorry everyone.


uh oh objectivity enforcer in the house!!@

Scoot
April 13th 2014
18516 Comments


nothing spectacular but solid as ever

Scoot
April 13th 2014
18516 Comments


sounds like snw-era tones which should make a lot of people happy

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


lol,too many smile this week.


i was just thinking that

the only way sputnik could possibly get any more overly spastic excited is if Converge throws down a song about smiles this week too,

savaah
April 13th 2014
515 Comments


actually this is pretty good

Drummerboy123
April 13th 2014
2761 Comments


'It's not much of source for chi himself saying it other than the whole band has stated they hated each other and they were in a bad place recording eros. Chino has said they shelved it and didn't plan on releasing it because they didn't think it was good.'

I think you've got it wrong. From what I remember, Saturday Night Wrist was the album where the band was in the shit and hated each other, it's the album they don't really like and don't play much live. Eros is where they were beginning to rekindle their friendship again. The reason it wasn't released was due to Chi's accident. It brought up too many past feelings so they moved onto Diamond Eyes.

Scoot
April 13th 2014
18516 Comments


@graham opeth releases the fourteen-minute progressive epic "smile"

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


funny cuz saturday night wrist is their best by far and they probably think diamond eyes doesnt suck dick

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


"@graham opeth releases the fourteen-minute progressive epic "smile""

lol yes^

Riviere
April 13th 2014
886 Comments


"This is average. Really average, sorry everyone."

6 inches is respectable, don't beat yourself up.

heyadam
April 13th 2014
1853 Comments


The song is fantastic.

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Wizard
April 13th 2014
20047 Comments


I think you've got it wrong. From what I remember, Saturday Night Wrist was the album where the band was in the shit and hated each other, it's the album they don't really like and don't play much live. Eros is where they were beginning to rekindle their friendship again. The reason it wasn't released was due to Chi's accident. It brought up too many past feelings so they moved onto Diamond Eyes.

I used to follow this band a long while back and I think you've got it wrong too. Chino and Stephen Carpenter have always hated each since Around the Fur and they just sucked all the other band members into their crap. Tbqh, they wrote their best stuff while in turmoil.

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BassDemon333
April 13th 2014
3434 Comments


^ which is exactly why the self-titled is their best album

apokolypz
April 13th 2014
488 Comments


It's alright.

Wizard
April 13th 2014
20047 Comments


I love that album as well. I mean "Hexagram" is so fucking good.

Wizard
April 13th 2014
20047 Comments


I think you've got it wrong. From what I remember, Saturday Night Wrist was the album where the band was in the shit and hated each other, it's the album they don't really like and don't play much live. Eros is where they were beginning to rekindle their friendship again. The reason it wasn't released was due to Chi's accident. It brought up too many past feelings so they moved onto Diamond Eyes.

And another reason you're wrong is they don't like playing from their self-titled because that was the peak of their turmoil (they walked out on each other in the studio many times). Saturday Night Wrist was like their kiss and makeup record and it was all downhill from there.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2014
36410 Comments


S/t is incredible yeah, Bloody Cape fools

BassDemon333
April 13th 2014
3434 Comments


Self-titled is so dark and heavy, you can almost just tell by listening that things in the band were at a pretty bad place. It sucks they went through that but I love the album, no other Deftones album has that particular vibe to it.

Wizard
April 13th 2014
20047 Comments


Chino and Carpenter fist fighting in the studio. I mean you can hear the two fatties emotions in the music for fucks sake.

Spec
April 13th 2014
31860 Comments


He Is Deftones.

Spec
April 13th 2014
31860 Comments


China White Pony.

Drummerboy123
April 13th 2014
2761 Comments


'Saturday Night Wrist was like their kiss and makeup record'

The lyrics to Hole in the Earth beg to differ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxgxzC0fTHc

6:48 onwards. RIP Chi.

PostMesmeric
April 13th 2014
611 Comments


It sure is wacky how no one seems to know the story behind Eros, Diamond Eyes and whatever happened in between.

I will say this, though; I have trouble believing that Stephen and Chino hated each other since the mid-90's and continued to work together up till today. If they hated each other since then, they would've walked away from each other before self-titled even happened. No one has that level of patience.

bloc
April 13th 2014
38095 Comments


So damn good, way better than anything from the last two albums.

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climactic
April 13th 2014
21942 Comments


yes i'll take the medium deftones surprise with extra hype

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


"If they hated each other since then, they would've walked away from each other before self-titled even happened. No one has that level of patience."

its called money

XingKing
April 13th 2014
11916 Comments


I just want it to be known that I wrote that Dillinger article but the mods changed what I wrote and altered my title to "Surprise". Thank you for understanding in this time of turmoil.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2014
36410 Comments


We believe you Xing

Torii
April 13th 2014
825 Comments


Loved it. But you guys are right. If it ended around the 3 minutes mark, it would have been perfect.

XingKing
April 13th 2014
11916 Comments


As someone who is not a Deftones fan, I liked this song. Agreed that it should have ended sooner though

Ayil
April 13th 2014
87 Comments


wow, awesome song!

botb
April 13th 2014
10412 Comments


some of these read like lambgoat comments, go back there if youre going to shitpost

gnrcdstrtdpwrchrd
April 13th 2014
108 Comments


meh this song is very, very average. the bass is surprisingly quiet

PuddlesPuddles
April 13th 2014
4796 Comments


Not gunna lie, but I'm gunna be honest here.
Gunna be honest here, but I'm not gunna lie.

tempest--
April 13th 2014
18947 Comments


yea was thinking the same thing reading this thread lol

Butkuiss
April 13th 2014
4459 Comments


Song is great. I don't get why everyone feels the need to shit on bands that have a reputation for putting out good music. Shelve the fucking negativity for negativity's sake pls.

And IIRC SNW was the album where everyone fucking hated each other, but I could be remembering wrong.

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


well because in some peoples subjective opinions they don't think they put out good music is probs why

Butkuiss
April 13th 2014
4459 Comments


Pots bringing the truth m/

LordePots
April 13th 2014
32287 Comments


lol

i liked this song enough and i think the 'it should be shorter' comments are kinda wot

PorcelainRain
April 13th 2014
536 Comments


Imagining the type of music I dug most in 2008. I would be addicted to this song and would be like 4.5 or 5 out of 5.
Now I appreciate it and really dig the guitar and overall melody, but it's more of a 3.5. Could need to let it grow though.

Ire
April 13th 2014
41948 Comments


agreed posty first comment

Luminara
April 14th 2014
166 Comments


Deef-Tones! m/

Masochist
April 14th 2014
8436 Comments


Holy shit.

I played this at 11:00 pm, and all of a sudden I'm back in my college dorm room listening to "Beware" on repeat. There's a quality of older Deftones in this song that I haven't heard in a while, those slow burner songs like "Pink Maggit" or "Cherry Waves" or "Be Quiet and Drive" that carry your consciousness off to somewhere deep and lonely. Specifically, knowing how tragic this whole album is adds that much to it.

Good stuff, absolutely. I hope it means we might see a release of the full album.

Alondite
April 14th 2014
240 Comments


Song rocks. Reminds me of another one of their songs, but I can't quite put my finger on it. "Risk," maybe?


Masochist
April 14th 2014
8436 Comments


Reminds me of another one of their songs, but I can't quite put my finger on it. "Risk," maybe?


I'm the same way! I can't figure out which song this really reminds me of. I think it's either "Change (In The House of Flies)" or "Beware" for me.

(If I were honest, and open to flogging, I might also point out how it also kinda reminds me of Demon Hunter's "My Throat Is An Open Grave"...)

*runs*

pinkmaggit69
April 14th 2014
22 Comments


So Good. RIP Chi.

meTaLhEadDRummR
April 14th 2014
23 Comments


Deftones can do no wrong.

FearThyEvil
April 14th 2014
14730 Comments


not bad

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2014
32190 Comments


And another reason you're wrong is they don't like playing from their self-titled because that was the peak of their turmoil (they walked out on each other in the studio many times). Saturday Night Wrist was like their kiss and makeup record and it was all downhill from there.


They kissed and made up afterwards. It's well documented (even by the band themselves) that making SNW nearly caused them to split up. The self-titled has a darker sound to it because the band deliberately avoided making White Pony II, they've said that the attention that album got made them uncomfortable

karlulol
April 14th 2014
29 Comments


Great song, better than DE and KNY

henryChinaski
April 14th 2014
3471 Comments


Great song. I wanna listen to the full album

MoosechriS
April 14th 2014
5762 Comments


Awesome stuff, bring on eros

Wizard
April 14th 2014
20047 Comments


I will say this, though; I have trouble believing that Stephen and Chino hated each other since the mid-90's and continued to work together up till today. If they hated each other since then, they would've walked away from each other before self-titled even happened. No one has that level of patience.

Money speaks very loudly.

They kissed and made up afterwards. It's well documented (even by the band themselves) that making SNW nearly caused them to split up. The self-titled has a darker sound to it because the band deliberately avoided making White Pony II, they've said that the attention that album got made them uncomfortable

I remember reading an interview so very long ago that said a lot of that rougher sound had to do with Chino wanting to go one direction (ie. the shit they do now) and Carpenter wanting do a more metal based record. Hence resulting in fist fights and complete meltdowns during the recording process. Either way, I don't have the mags to prove it anymore so I'm just going to go with your word instead relying on my old brain hahahaha.



ellagos
April 14th 2014
170 Comments


This is great, such a chilled vibe.
RIP Chi, Chino's accompanying tweet with this made me so sad

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2014
3997 Comments


really digging this. hopefully they'll release Eros this year.

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Toondude10
April 14th 2014
9921 Comments


maybe...

MO
April 14th 2014
20969 Comments


not bad at all. solid as usual

loneNLwolf
April 14th 2014
152 Comments


Yeah, this is great. There are a few parts that remind me of "Moana" from self-titled.

anarchistfish
April 14th 2014
25276 Comments


it's ok. kind of what I expected

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DrGonzo1937
April 14th 2014
11863 Comments


Wow, this rules. Better than KNY...

bringitondown1
April 14th 2014
16 Comments


omg this is fantastic! rip chi

menawati
April 14th 2014
16408 Comments


awful song

betray
April 14th 2014
7173 Comments


5/10 meh hard

Nocturnal
April 14th 2014
1329 Comments


Way worse then the Dillinger surprise.

Nocturnal
April 14th 2014
1329 Comments


Way worse then the Dillinger surprise.

SirDrumsalot
April 14th 2014
1745 Comments


Song is honestly kinda mediocre...
But I think the lyrics are very fitting.

Toondude10
April 14th 2014
9921 Comments


Wow this song is pretty polarized

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2014
24007 Comments


nah its a pretty standard deftones song. this is sputnik so people like to be overdramatic when it comes to this band

anarchistfish
April 14th 2014
25276 Comments


isn't Eros meant to be eh anyway?

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2014
24007 Comments


supposedly its their darkest/heaviest album

Toondude10
April 14th 2014
9921 Comments


huh...

wacknizzle
April 14th 2014
14435 Comments


Cool song

Toondude10
April 14th 2014
9921 Comments


Cool song [2]

DatBeefPudding
April 14th 2014
1599 Comments


i agree that this is a standard deftones song but i have always enjoyed their sound so i'm completely fine with that.

chino has some of the best vocals out there. his voice just bleeds emotion and i dont think anyone can dispute that.

PostMesmeric
April 15th 2014
611 Comments


The guitars remind me of "By and Down" by A Perfect Circle, and I loved the hell out of that.

thumbcrusher
April 15th 2014
3735 Comments


Well i really liked it when i heard it a few days ago but now warner bros have killed the video :-(

Toondude10
April 15th 2014
9921 Comments


aaaaaaaaand it's gone!

Dylan620
April 15th 2014
2310 Comments


Not quite. WMG took down the video linked in the article but there are plenty other uploads of the song on YouTube. Just listened to it now, and it's par for the course for Deftones; in other words, awesome.

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GlassGX
April 15th 2014
20 Comments


Diggin' the guitar...the song has a nostalgic, ethereal quality to it. The melody makes it unique...with Chi in mind, it's a moving song. Hearing it made me remember why I love the 'Tones. Eros is probably incredible.

Toondude10
April 15th 2014
9921 Comments


We'll only know that when the album comes out.

DatBeefPudding
April 15th 2014
1599 Comments


i dont get it. did TWM really put a copyright strike against Chino's own youtube channel?

wat

Toondude10
April 15th 2014
9921 Comments


Yes they did. Because apparently submitting your own stuff on youtube is in violation of copyright law.

Prince1993
April 16th 2014
553 Comments


made my day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt9HgBVQY-A

Toondude10
April 16th 2014
9921 Comments


YAY! :D

SticksmanTheBored
April 17th 2014
206 Comments


This song is fucking fantastic.

decoyoctopus
April 17th 2014
149 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF5J-CU02Fg

video went down, try this one.
Also excellent song.

Faraudo
April 18th 2014
1291 Comments


Digging the guitar melody quite a lot. Reminds me of the White Pony era, and Chino can do no wrong.

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withateethuh
April 19th 2014
146 Comments


Dat guitar. I really like the general vibe of this and I hope it indicates that this album is coming out soon. Chino did say they were more likely to release it now after Chi's death. It was the last thing he was involved with creatively so it would be a shame to let it go to waste.

YakNips
July 8th 2015
18239 Comments


surprise

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oltnabrick
July 8th 2015
35210 Comments


dang

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Flugmorph
July 8th 2015
12048 Comments


He got me good

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deathschool
July 8th 2015
20655 Comments


I just heard about these guys through a user list. Wow. That's some coincidence.

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Shemson
March 8th 2016
1240 Comments


Dammit thought there was a new surprise

anarchistfish
March 8th 2016
25276 Comments


I just heard about these guys through a user list. Wow. That's some coincidence.


20k comments and you've never heard about these guys on sputnik

20k comments and you think two deftones related posts on the front page is a major coincidence

i am simply baffled



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