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

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

History[change | change source]

Beginnings (1996–98)[change | change source]

In 1996, the band was formed with its original line-up. In 1997, the band released their very first EP, Kill, I Oughta. In 1998, the band signed to Epic Records.

L.D. 50 (1999–2001)[change | change source]

In 1999, the band started working on their debut album, L.D. 50. It 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 has the singles "Dig" and "Death Blooms".

The End of All Things to Come (2002–03)[change | change source]

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)[change | change source]

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)[change | change source]

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 its release. This album has 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 a lot. This album has the single "Scream with Me".