Deftones Surprise
2014-04-13 by how mad are you tho for real | 153 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:




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Solbrave
April 13th 2014

234 Comments


damn

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Diamondize
April 13th 2014

1297 Comments


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

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LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 Comments


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

flabbywhale
April 13th 2014

46 Comments


aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

EvoHavok
April 13th 2014

1353 Comments


Oh yeah!

CrownOfMagnets
April 13th 2014

2249 Comments


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

the last thing they released was in 2012

fromtheinside
April 13th 2014

18082 Comments


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


hahahaha, i was literally just thinking this

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loveisamixtape
April 13th 2014

5952 Comments


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


you got that last year fuck off

new song is cool

Futures
April 13th 2014

9657 Comments


song rules hard

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RyusReborn
April 13th 2014

83 Comments


nice

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 13th 2014

20794 Comments


FUK YA

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LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 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

528 Comments


sweet

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InbredJed
April 13th 2014

5790 Comments


Lol

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Apollo
April 13th 2014

10298 Comments


awesome

fromtheinside
April 13th 2014

18082 Comments


i'm still excited to hear this album

ti0n
April 13th 2014

1385 Comments


its decent at best

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SnakeDelilah
April 13th 2014

6652 Comments


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

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loveisamixtape
April 13th 2014

5952 Comments


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

TheSpirit
April 13th 2014

17735 Comments


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

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Tunaboy45
April 13th 2014

2053 Comments


Sweet!!

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Tunaboy45
April 13th 2014

2053 Comments


Not going to lie, it's extremely impressive!

PostMesmeric
April 13th 2014

360 Comments


This is incredible. Eros lives!

fromtheinside
April 13th 2014

18082 Comments


drags on toward the end but it's pretty cool, would probably like it more if chino's voice wasn't all over the goddamn thing

Toondude10
April 13th 2014

3797 Comments


ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo me likey!

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PistolPete
April 13th 2014

3591 Comments


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

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Spare
April 13th 2014

5271 Comments


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

Spare
April 13th 2014

5271 Comments


IQ release new Surprise
Closure in Moscow stream new Surprise

please correct

Fluttertrank
April 13th 2014

17098 Comments


lol

Futures
April 13th 2014

9657 Comments


figured it was a fitting title because i don't think anyone expected this

Tunaboy45
April 13th 2014

2053 Comments


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

jtswope
April 13th 2014

2080 Comments


sweet hopefully eros comes soon

Spare
April 13th 2014

5271 Comments


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

JM18
April 13th 2014

195 Comments


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

IronGiant
April 13th 2014

799 Comments


jesus christ that was boring

Zackkkk
April 13th 2014

82 Comments


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

sapient
April 13th 2014

1951 Comments


Oh sweet Jesus yes

DirEnRefused
April 13th 2014

2168 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

1301 Comments


i really enjoyed this. chino is awesome as always.

aircycle
April 13th 2014

936 Comments


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

Toondude10
April 13th 2014

3797 Comments


Song was great and everyone knows it

justanothername
April 13th 2014

3 Comments


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

zaruyache
April 13th 2014

6279 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

1301 Comments


anyone else get a Rivière feeling from this?

Drummerboy123
April 13th 2014

2341 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
April 13th 2014

25580 Comments


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

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PorcelainRain
April 13th 2014

537 Comments


Love the guitar

NonApplicable
April 13th 2014

1951 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

136 Comments


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

crowing51
April 13th 2014

3448 Comments


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

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LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 Comments


source?

viri
April 13th 2014

12 Comments


yes crowing source pls

MegaJake1024
April 13th 2014

718 Comments


Song's better than anything off Koi No Yokan

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fromtheinside
April 13th 2014

18082 Comments


source!

TheSupernatural
April 13th 2014

1140 Comments


Sweet song

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crowing51
April 13th 2014

3448 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

3448 Comments


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

WhiteNoise
April 13th 2014

3108 Comments


This is average. Really average, sorry everyone.

LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 Comments


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

Rowan5215
April 13th 2014

25580 Comments


That's exactly what I said Pots

elbaliem
April 13th 2014

898 Comments


lol,too many smile this week.

LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 Comments


This is average. Really average, sorry everyone.


uh oh objectivity enforcer in the house!!@

Scoot
April 13th 2014

17731 Comments


nothing spectacular but solid as ever

Scoot
April 13th 2014

17731 Comments


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

LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 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

411 Comments


actually this is pretty good

Drummerboy123
April 13th 2014

2341 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.

fromtheinside
April 13th 2014

18082 Comments


"Converge surprises down a song about smiles this week too,"



Scoot
April 13th 2014

17731 Comments


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

LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 Comments


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

LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 Comments


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

lol yes^

Riviere
April 13th 2014

678 Comments


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

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

heyadam
April 13th 2014

1708 Comments


The song is fantastic.

Wizard
April 13th 2014

19343 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

3366 Comments


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

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apokolypz
April 13th 2014

287 Comments


It's alright.

Wizard
April 13th 2014

19343 Comments


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

Wizard
April 13th 2014

19343 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
April 13th 2014

25580 Comments


S/t is incredible yeah, Bloody Cape fools

BassDemon333
April 13th 2014

3366 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

19343 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

27153 Comments


He Is Deftones.

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Spec
April 13th 2014

27153 Comments


China White Pony.

Drummerboy123
April 13th 2014

2341 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.

Futures
April 13th 2014

9657 Comments


china white pony

fucking lol

PostMesmeric
April 13th 2014

360 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

34780 Comments


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

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climactic
April 13th 2014

18724 Comments


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

Futures
April 13th 2014

9657 Comments


coming right up clim!

LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 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

10456 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
April 13th 2014

25580 Comments


We believe you Xing

Torii
April 13th 2014

812 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

10456 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

63 Comments


wow, awesome song!

Static
April 13th 2014

1731 Comments


is it too much to ask for a year without deftones? [7]

botb
April 13th 2014

9654 Comments


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

gnrcdstrtdpwrchrd
April 13th 2014

96 Comments


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

PuddlesPuddles
April 13th 2014

4772 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

13209 Comments


yea was thinking the same thing reading this thread lol

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Butkuiss
April 13th 2014

4159 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

6536 Comments


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

Butkuiss
April 13th 2014

4159 Comments


Pots bringing the truth m/

LordePots
April 13th 2014

6536 Comments


lol

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

PorcelainRain
April 13th 2014

537 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

41754 Comments


agreed posty first comment

Luminara
April 14th 2014

103 Comments


Deef-Tones! m/

Masochist
April 14th 2014

8012 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.

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Alondite
April 14th 2014

160 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

8012 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

19 Comments


So Good. RIP Chi.

meTaLhEadDRummR
April 14th 2014

15 Comments


Deftones can do no wrong.

FearThyEvil
April 14th 2014

12495 Comments


not bad

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 14th 2014

31095 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

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karlulol
April 14th 2014

18 Comments


Great song, better than DE and KNY

henryChinaski
April 14th 2014

2732 Comments


Great song. I wanna listen to the full album

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MoosechriS
April 14th 2014

4960 Comments


Awesome stuff, bring on eros

Wizard
April 14th 2014

19343 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

99 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

3374 Comments


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

Toondude10
April 14th 2014

3797 Comments


maybe...

MO
April 14th 2014

18522 Comments


not bad at all. solid as usual

loneNLwolf
April 14th 2014

137 Comments


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

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2014

21791 Comments


it's ok. kind of what I expected

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DrGonzo1937
April 14th 2014

5538 Comments


Wow, this rules. Better than KNY...

bringitondown1
April 14th 2014

15 Comments


omg this is fantastic! rip chi

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2014

15907 Comments


awful song

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Betray
April 14th 2014

2726 Comments


5/10 meh hard

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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

1537 Comments


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

Toondude10
April 14th 2014

3797 Comments


Wow this song is pretty polarized

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2014

20794 Comments


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

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2014

21791 Comments


isn't Eros meant to be eh anyway?

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2014

20794 Comments


supposedly its their darkest/heaviest album

Toondude10
April 14th 2014

3797 Comments


huh...

wacknizzle
April 14th 2014

12991 Comments


Cool song

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Toondude10
April 14th 2014

3797 Comments


Cool song [2]

DatBeefPudding
April 14th 2014

1301 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

360 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

3591 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

3797 Comments


aaaaaaaaand it's gone!

Dylan620
April 15th 2014

1015 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.

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

3797 Comments


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

DatBeefPudding
April 15th 2014

1301 Comments


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

wat

Toondude10
April 15th 2014

3797 Comments


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

Prince1993
April 16th 2014

541 Comments


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

Toondude10
April 16th 2014

3797 Comments


YAY! :D

SticksmanTheBored
April 17th 2014

206 Comments


This song is fucking fantastic.

decoyoctopus
April 17th 2014

103 Comments


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

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

Faraudo
April 18th 2014

575 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

81 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.



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