Matt Hyde

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Matt Hyde
Born (1964-06-19) June 19, 1964 (age 58)
GenresHeavy metal
Occupation(s)Producer, engineer, mixer, musician
Instrument(s)Guitar, keyboard
Years active1979–present

Matt Hyde (born June 19, 1964) is an American producer, engineer, mixer and musician. From 1982 to 1985 he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. While still at Berklee in 1984, he obtained an internship at Pyramid Recording Studio in Boston. After two semesters at Berklee, Hyde took a break from classes to tour for the Department of Defense overseas entertainment program, playing guitar and keyboards in several top 40 cover bands that played shows at U.S. military bases in foreign countries throughout Europe and the Pacific. When he returned to the U.S., he began working at recording studios, first in Boston and from 1989 in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

While working as a staff engineer at Paramount Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Hyde worked with Cypress Hill in preparation for their debut album. He produced several other notable hip hop acts including Freestyle Fellowship, Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E., and Daddy Freddy.[citation needed]

Matt Hyde met Perry Farrell and produced (with Perry) tracks on the debut album for Porno for Pyros,[1] as well as Good God's Urge.[2] Hyde was so involved with the group that he appeared on the artwork for the single "Sadness" (he is in the center holding the small keyboard),[3] as well as in the video for that song.[4]

Hyde has been credited as engineer, producer, mixer and/or mastering engineer on notable albums including No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom,[5] Monster Magnet's Powertrip, Slayer's God Hates Us All, Hatebreed's Perseverance, Parkway Drive's Atlas, and two Deftones albums.

In 2006, Hyde was recognized for engineering Jonny Lang's album Turn Around, which won a Grammy[6] in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel category.


Artist Album Credit Accolades
Red Sun Rising Thread Produced, engineered
Big Jesus Oneiric Co-produced, engineered, mixed
Deftones Gore[7][7] Co-produced, engineered, mixed #2 debut, Billboard Top 200[8]
ASG Blood Drive Produced, engineered, mixed Named #13 best album of 2013 by Spin Magazine[9]
Parkway Drive Atlas Produced, engineered, mixed Triple J "Album of the Year" nominee (2012)[10]
Deftones Koi No Yokan Engineered
The 69 Eyes Back in Blood Produced, engineered, mixed
Pride Tiger The Lucky Ones Produced, engineered, mixed, co-wrote Juno nominee for "Rock Album of the Year"[11]
Hatebreed Perseverance Produced, engineered CMJ Loud Rock Album of the Year[12]
Slayer God Hates Us All Produced, engineered, mixed Includes "Disciple" which was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance"[13]
Monster Magnet Powertrip Produced, engineered, mixed
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever Produced, engineered, mixed
Nekrogoblikon Heavy Meta Produced
Behemoth The Satanist Mixed


  1. ^ "Allmusic credits for Porno For Pyros debut album". Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Allmusic credits for Good God's Urge". Allmusic. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Artwork for "Sadness" single". Jane's Addiction. March 23, 2010. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Video for "Sadness"". YouTube. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Allmusic credits for "Tragic Kingdom"". Allmusic. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Grammy database shows Jonny Lang's album won Grammy". Grammy/NARAS. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Rolling Stone interview with Deftones discusses Matt Hyde's involvement". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Billboard chart". Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Spin's top albums of 2013". Spin. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  10. ^ "Triple J nominees". Triple J. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "Juno nominees". Juno.
  12. ^ "CMJ's list of best albums". CMJ. December 30, 2002. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  13. ^ "Rock On The Net lis of Grammy nominees".

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