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Last month, Deftones announced the lineup for their second annual Dia De Los Deftones festival featuring CHVRCHES, Gojira and more. However, Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta voiced his opinions on the lineup order, not agreeing with having CHVRCHES listed as second on the bill.

It appears Gojira have no hard feelings toward CHVRCHES as vocalist Lauren Mayberry reveals the band recently sent them a merch package.

Check it out below!



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Last month, Jasta took to Twitter to ask who CHVRCHES was and “why the fuck” they were playing over Gojira.

“Who is churches with a v and why the fuck are they playing over Gojira get tha fuuuuuck outtta here have you ever heard The Heaviest Matter In The Universe you’re gonna get embarrassed off the stage lol no offense. God the music industry suckkkkks sometimes.”

He then added, “Update: googled Churches w/ a v, they gotta be huge they did a song with a guy w/ a Marshmallow mask and people LOOOOOVE IT. Good for them.”

CHVRCHES vocalist Lauren Mayberry retweeted Jasta’s remark adding one of her own.

“Deftones curated the lineup so I don’t know how that speaks to problems with The Music Industry. I think it’s important and powerful that they promote the idea of a diverse community and try to bridge gaps instead of being guided by limiting, antiquated ideas about genre.”

The back-and-forth continued, although Jasta didn’t reply to Mayberry directly.

The band spoke to NME about the incident and how Twitter seemed to agree with Mayberry’s comments on inclusivity in rock.

“I thought it was really cool because it just showed that kind of thinking in the metal community isn’t stood for any more,” Mayberry says. “And Gojira actually sent us a merch package so we got a crap tonne of Gojira t-shirts. That was really nice. It reflects the community and informs the community. I just didn’t understand. I was like, ‘That’s not what Deftones has ever been about’.”

Her bandmate Martin Doherty agreed.

“Who cares really? I mean, that guy. We’re living in different universes. What’s even the point in taking a swipe like that? I’ve been listening to Deftones since 1998 and they were always an alternative metal band. I wasn’t a huge metal fan but I was a massive Deftones fan. I think that anyone who’s narrow-minded like that totally misses the point of the band, as far as I can see.”

Dia De Los Deftones takes place Nov. 2 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. You can check out the lineup below.

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