Mudvayne is an American nu metal band. The band formed in Peoria, Illinois in 1996. Members are lead singer Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribbett, bassist Ryan Martinie and drummer Matthew McDonough. Signed onto Epic Records, Mudvayne has released four studio albums, two compilations albums, and two DVDs.
Mudvayne rose to fame in 2000 with their debut album L.D. 50, which peaked at number 85 on the Billboard 200, and has since been certified gold by the RIAA. The lead single from the album, "Dig", won the MTV2 Award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001. This was also the first time the award was ever presented to a metal band. In 2006 Mudvayne was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the Grammy Awards for the single "Determined" from the band's 2005 studio album Lost and Found. Mudvayne has four gold certifications by the RIAA, and has sold nearly three million albums in the United States.
* Chad Gray (Kud, Chüd) — Vocals (1996–present)
* Greg Tribbett (Gurrg, Güüg) — Guitar, backing vocals (1996–present)
* Matthew McDonough (sPaG, sPüG) — Drums (1996–present)
* Ryan Martinie (RyKnow, Rü-d) — Bass (1998–present)
The 4th studio album by Mudvayne was originally put on hold in the summer of 2007, due to vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett touring with Hellyeah. After the tour, Mudvayne reunited and began recording the album with producer Dave Fortman, who also produced their previous effort, Lost and Found. Fortman reported to MTV that the album will be followed 6 months later by a 2nd full-length record. He also attested that while the album should please listeners, it will also incorporate a distinct rock and roll sound unheard on previous Mudvayne records. "It's heavy and has great hooks," said Fortman, "but it also has some moments that are a little more rock n' roll that are really cool. It's not anything drastic, but every now and then you'll catch a little hint of old-school rock. Also, the tones are a little more earthy sounding and a little warmer than Lost and Found.""Do What You Do", the first single from the album, entered airplay on September 23, 2008.
Mudvayne plans on releasing another full-length collection of new material next summer. The band is said to have most of the music for the second album written, but still needs vocal melodies on four songs. "We may go for even more of a metal approach on some of the songs to break it up a little bit," Fortman told Headbanger's Blog. "But who knows what they’ll come up with." Mudvayne are planning on releasing their 5th studio album on July 27, 2009.
Mudvayne will continue the New Game Tour in February 2009 with Nonpoint and In This Moment.
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IT’S A GAME CHANGER…
THE NEW ALBUM
THE NEW TOUR
IT’S… THE NEW GAME
THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER and MUDVAYNE’s bringing THE NEW GAME to town. Are you ready to play?
On November 18, 2008 MUDVAYNE will release of their first studio album in three years and fifth LP overall via Epic Records. THE NEW GAME was produced by the band and Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Evanescence, Simple Plan). The album’s first single “Do What You Do” goes to active rock radio September 23. The first leg of “THE NEW GAME TOUR 2008” - the first in three years - launches October 28 in El Paso, TX and wraps December 20 in Orlando, FL.
In the face of music industry that has been turned upside down and had to reinvent itself, MUDVAYNE is determined to keep everything on its head.
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