As you’re likely aware, the new Deftones album (reportedly titled “Gore“) has had a series of blown release dates. The effort itself was recorded at a more leisurely pace, with the group approaching it across multiple sessions and frontman Chino Moreno finishing up the parts on his own. It doesn’t appear to be laziness or marketing decisions that have kept the album out fan’s hands however. In a newly released interview that was conducted in late October, frontman Chino Moreno elaborated on a setback they faced:
“The guy [Matt Hyde] who started—who recorded the record with us—had mixed it, but at the time, we had finished the record and then we went and started doing some shows. So we weren’t around while it was being mixed.
So, when we got off tour we listened to it and went ‘ahh, let’s try something else’—so we tried someone else, who was great, but didn’t record the record. So there was a lot of the nuance and things from the recording that were missing. So we ended up going back with Matt Hyde, who initially recorded the record.”