Mudvayne

American heavy metal band

Mudvayne is an American heavy metal band. They formed in Peoria, Illinois in 1996. They play for the record label Epic Records.

Mudvayne
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Background information
OriginPeoria, Illinois, United States
GenresHeavy metal, alternative metal, progressive metal
Years active1996-2010, 2021–present
LabelsEpic
MembersChad Gray
Greg Tribbett
Ryan Martinie
Matthew McDonough
Past member(s)Shawn Barclay
Websitewww.Mudvayne.com

HistoryEdit

Beginnings (1996–98)Edit

In 1996, the band was formed with it's original line-up. In 1997, the band released their very first EP, Kill, I Oughta. In 1998, the band got signed under Epic Records.

L.D. 50 (1999–2001)Edit

In 1999, the band started working on their debut album, which was released on August 22, 2000. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and No. 85 on the Billboard 200. The band participated in the Tattoo to Earth tour, along with many other bands. This album contains the singles Dig and Death Blooms.

The End of All Things to Come (2002–03)Edit

In January 2002, the band was starting to work on their second album. It was released on November 19, 2002. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2003. Also in 2003, the band had participated in the Summer Sanitarium Tour. This album contains the singles Not Falling and World So Cold.

Lost and Found (2004–06)Edit

The album was worked on all throughout 2004, it was set to be released in November 2004, with its first single (Determined) set to be released in September of that year, but was pushed back due to production issues, it was eventually released on April 12, 2005. The album sold 100, 000 copies at the week of it's release. It debuted at No. 2 and was certified Gold by the RIAA later that same year. This album contains the singles Determined (which was nominated at the 2006 Grammy Awards), Happy?, Forget to Remember and Fall into Sleep.

By the People, for the People, The New Game, self-titled album and Break-up (2007–10)Edit

On November 27, 2007, Mudvayne released their compilation album. Also in 2007, they have been working on a new album, which was released on November 18, 2008. It was initially set for a late 2007 release but production was temporarily put on hold in mid 2007, before resuming in early 2008. The album debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200. It sold 48, 000 copies at the week of it's release. This album contains the singles Do What You Do, A New Game and Scarlet Letters.

In 2008, right after the release of their fourth album, they started to work on their final album, which was their self titled album. It was released on December 21, 2009. The album debuted at No. 54 on the Billboard 200 and sold around 34, 000 copies at the week of it's release. By the next week, sales dropped drastically. This album contains the single Scream with Me.