Matt Hyde

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Matt Hyde
Born (1964-06-19) June 19, 1964 (age 52)
Genres Multiple but most successful with heavy metal
Occupation(s) Producer, engineer, mixer, musician
Instruments Guitar, Keyboard
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts Slayer, Children of Bodom, Monster Magnet, Porno for Pyros, Hatebreed, Sum41

Matt Hyde (born June 19, 1964) is an American producer, engineer, mixer and musician. From 1982–1985 he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. While still at Berklee (1984) he obtained an internship at Pyramid Recording Studio in Boston. After two semesters at Berklee, Matt 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 Hyde returned to the U.S., he began working at recording studios, first in Boston and from 1989 in Los Angeles.

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 Ya Tribe and Daddy Freddy.

Matt 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] Matt was so involved with the group that he appeared on the artwork for the single, "Sadness" (Matt is in the center holding the small keyboard)[3] as well as in the video for that song.[4]

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

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
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 “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


  1. ^ "Allmusic credits for Porno For Pyros debut album". Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Allmusic credits for Good God's Urge". Allmusic. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Artwork for "Sadness" single". Jane's Addiction. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Video for "Sadness"". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Allmusic credits for "Tragic Kingdom"". Allmusic. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  6. ^ "Grammy database shows Jonny Lang's album won Grammy". Grammy/NARAS. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  7. ^ "Rolling Stone interview with Deftones discusses Matt Hyde's involvement". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  8. ^ "Billboard chart". Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  9. ^ "Spin's top albums of 2013". Spin. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  10. ^ "Triple J nominees". Triple J. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  11. ^ "Juno nominees". Juno. 
  12. ^ "CMJ's list of best albums". CMJ. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  13. ^ "Rock On The Net lis of Grammy nominees".

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