Polyphia’s Tim Henson On Collaborating With Deftones’ Chino Moreno

Polyphia is a new rock band formed in 2010, and the members have made a name for themselves in the rock scene thanks to their infused sound of the virtuosic guitar and different music styles. Hence, their new album ‘Remember That You Will Die’ included a few guest appearances, including Deftones’ Chino Moreno. In a recent interview with Rick Beato, Tim Henson reflected on working with Moreno.

“I think our old manager might have gone to high school with him or something. They’re both from Sacramento, I believe,” said Henson when asked about when they first met Chino Moreno. Following that, Beato played a song from Polyphia’s new album before talking about their recording sessions.

Tim Henson first praised Moreno by exclaiming, “He sounds so good. He’s like a legend.” He later recalled how Scott LePage wrote a new song based on Moreno’s vocals. “The funny thing about that song is that the original demo that he had tracked to, Scott just scrapped it and then wrote a new thing entirely around his vocals. Man, he was so cool in the studio.”

Henson then explained how weird it was to record two completely different songs back to back. The musician laughingly remarked, “What’s really funny is that we did the vocals for ‘ABC’ and the vocals for ‘Bloodbath’ in the same studio back-to-back sessions. I can’t remember the name of the studio, but it’s in Hollywood somewhere. It was such a weird change.”

In September 2022, Polyphia released their new single named ‘Ego Death,’ from their fourth studio album. This release saw a collaboration with Steve Vai, and their album, which came out on October 28, 2022, included Brasstracks, Snot, and Chino Moreno. ‘Remember That You Will Die’ was such a success that it became the band’s first album to chart, debuting at number 33 on the Billboard 200.