Chino Moreno Best Quotes

Chino Moreno (born Camillo Wong Moreno; June 20, 1973) is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones. He is also a member of the side-project groups Team Sleep, Crosses, and Palms. Enjoy Chino Moreno’s best quotes below.

Chino Moreno
“When I see old friends, I’m very excited.”
“Some of my favourite things about Deftones are the dynamics. Yes, we’re a heavy band, but we’re not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There’s a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there’s also this very soothing element where there’s a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time.”
“A band like Depeche Mode would go out and record them hitting a trash can with a steel rod or something and recording it. And that would be one of their sounds of the drums. I love the creativeness of that kind of really raw sampling.”
“Deja vu is one of the weirdest things that happens to me. It boggles my mind.”
“A lot of people deal with things that are bad. Once you’ve been through something, you grow from it and you take a lot in. You can always turn it into something positive.”
“A big problem for me was opening for Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, two bands that wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for me, straight up!”
“I love some electronic music. I’m not a big fan of dubstep, but there is so much good electronic music out there.”
“I think a lot of bands are influenced by religious symbolism and not even necessarily Christianity or Catholicism.”
“I used to second guess myself all the time. I can sit there and work in circles when I’m nervous about what I’m doing.”
“I went to see Mogwai at the Fillmore, and that was both the loudest and quietest concert I’ve ever been to.”
“The Butcherettes are led by a female singer, and they’re sort of wild.”
“A chance to work with the guys from Isis sounded like a lot of fun. I’ve always been into the atmospheric sounds they had created with that project and felt my sense of melody would meld well with theirs.”
“I have this natural want to… when things sound very easy and straightforward, something inside me always makes me want to take a left turn. If it comes to me and it’s too simple, there has to be a more complicated route. I will complicate things like that at times.”
“I learned how to play guitar by playing along to Jane’s Addiction records and Smashing Pumpkins records, things you can totally hear if you listen to my guitar.”
“Religion, in any form, is always interesting to me because of how powerful it is. Not even the religion itself, but to the people that follow it… The effect that it has had on people’s minds.”
“When you’re younger, you have a lot more aggression.”
“Anything I do with Team Sleep, I’d do with Deftones as well.”
“For me, the best part of being in a band is playing shows, all the raw energy.”
“I always enjoy rhythms and melodies, but I always use my voice as more of an instrument and less of a soapbox for me to say or to preach.”
“I don’t watch TV. In my spare time, if I have any, I want to make music.”
“I grew up in the eighties; that’s probably why I like some of the earlier electronic from Kraftwerk to all throughout new wave and things like that.”
“I grew up listening to so much different pop and stuff other than just aggressive music.”
“I just happened to wind up in a metal band when I was 15.”
“I want to talk about my band, you know what I mean? I don’t want to talk about other bands.”
“I’ve always had a deep passion for a lot of early electronic and sampled music.”
“I’ve always tried to stay clear of being labeled, putting a label on what type of music that I make.”
“Old Korn records had so much intensity.”
“To write lyrics and sing stuff used to be a real chore for me, especially before this ‘Diamond Eyes’ record. I was spending years making records.”
“When you hear the first five seconds to a song and you’ve pretty much heard the whole song, that’s kind of a bummer.”
“I have a feeling a lot of the records I grew up listening to and the records I still like, as hard as musicians worked making them, I feel like they were really enjoying what they were going through. They weren’t just going through the process. You can tell that with certain things that you listen to.”

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