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Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter: ‘Gore’ isn’t “the style or the sound I was hoping we would take”

It seems the whole world is excited about Deftones’ new album ‘Gore’ which is coming April 8th.

Well, everyone apart from the band’s guitarist Stephen Carpenter. In an interview with Ultimate Guitar he explains, “I think my proudest thing about my guitar playing on this record is just playing on the record because I didn’t want to play on the record to begin with. It wasn’t until way later once I actually got into it. I look at all the songs on the record and they were all a challenge for me to get in to.”

“When we were coming up with ideas and writing the songs, the stuff that was being written, you know, the other guys’ ideas, I wasn’t too interested in it. It wasn’t the style or the sound I was hoping we would take. It wasn’t what I was expecting or wanting,” he continues. “My band is going one direction and I am going another one currently.”

However, he also adds, “I would never leave the band that I started but the band started leaving me, I can’t control that. I have a great time for the most part. This record has been a struggle and we have got issues that I do not want to leave home but how things will be in the future, I do not know. But I know what I will do and what I will not do and there are some things that I will not do in the future because I just don’t agree with it.”

What’s the opposite of hype again?

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