Final month, Deftones bassist Sergio Vega revealed that he was not part of the band after they posted a four-person band photograph on Spotify. Now, Sergio has elaborated on his departure from the band, and has revealed that he’s working with former Each Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley on one thing new.
Talking to Joshua Toomey through his Discuss Toomey podcast (as transcribed by The PRP), Sergio outlined at nice size his involvement in Deftones and what led to him asking for a safer place — and never being given one.
“It was a operate of the contract being cancelled. And me having just a little dialog with Chino, after which one other dialog with a few the blokes saying ‘hey’ after they needed to reinstate [the contract.]
“I used to be like, I believe the trail ahead is that we are able to all be in the identical boat. Now can be the time to get off the sort of construction. As a result of it’s not likely working for anyone, particularly now once we’re not touring, we’re not doing something. And it doesn’t make sense to have the sort of construction, it has been twelve years [since Vega joined the band] at this level and let’s make good on that.
“…We don’t must work it out now, I simply can’t… I simply can’t go onto the wage factor as a result of it’s not working for us. And that was it. We actually couldn’t come again on that.”
Vega later goes on to elucidate that it wasn’t about cash for him, however reasonably understanding that he was safe in his place inside the band:
“It’s the safety and stability of feeling such as you’re part of one thing that you simply’re investing in, and belonging. To me the key phrase is this sense that you simply belong. One thing that you simply’re pouring your self into.
“Now, had it been from the get go—’that is the vibe, this it the assistance that we’d like’—then that’s cool… So for me it was little bit of listening to issues like ‘Sergio is out of pocket’ [in reference to a comment reportedly made online by Chino Moreno regarding Sergio‘s exit] , ‘we fired him, it’s about cash.’ It was by no means about cash for me.
“However on the finish of the day, I assume the notion of it encroaching on anybody’s earnings might have been the factor that allowed it to not come collectively.”
Sergio additionally went on to disclose that he’s engaged on a brand new mission with former Each Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley and Highlight’s drummer Chris Enriquez:
“You don’t have the factor of making an attempt to construct the band. You don’t must cope with the time conflicts with the individuals it’s possible you’ll need to work with, it opens up rather a lot. So at the moment we now have a track carried out. We’ve [another] one nearly carried out. After which final week we began engaged on a monitor with Keith Buckley.
“…It’s tremendous thrilling as a result of we bought on the telephone and we simply talked about life. He, Chris and I had a fast FaceTime. We hadn’t met one another, clearly [we’re] nicely conscious of one another. And we actually, actually hit it off. So it’s a uncommon time that I really feel compelled to say the particular person due to the scenario.”
Take a look at the complete interview right here: