After Deftones announced the very diverse lineup for their second annual Dia De Los Deftones with CHVRCHES, Gojira, JPEGMAFIA, Hum, Youth Code, and Brutus, Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta took some issue with the order of the billing. "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 tweeted.
CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry responded to Jasta's tweet, writing, "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."
And the two kept feuding from there. Jasta posted a thread of new replies, saying, "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," and later adding, "I’m sure they’re lovely people and a popular group, I don’t agree with the line up order, same w/ other festivals, if anyone is butt hurt about my opinion wait til you hear the podcast! Metal needs to be shown more respect. Longer career, legacy, more albums, bill em higher." Mayberry responded to that last tweet, saying "I saw Gojira in Glasgow years ago and have seen Deftones three times so was excited when we got asked to be on the bill. Just because someone plays or listens to 'pop music' doesn’t mean they don’t understand or appreciate other things."
Jasta kept going with a series of tweets, including "Bands that play their instruments > track acts. #Facts" and "Props to Chvrches booking agent though, that’s a gangster power move haha" and "haha some folks don’t like facts &/or they twist what I say, whatever. Diverse lineups are great but whoever u are, if your agent power moves u above a crusher, good luck!"
You can see even more of Jasta's tweets on the topic here and see his exchange with Lauren Mayberry below...