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Mudvayne

Mudvayne

Mudvayne Biography

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Mudvayne is an alternative metal band formed in 1996 in Peoria, Illinois. They released their first EP in 1997 which received local attention, but it would take another three years until they would hit it big. After the release of the album, their bassist Shawn Barclay was replaced by Ryan Martinie, who instantly helped the band rise to fame with their debut album, L.D. 50. Mudvayne is distinguished for it's complex basslines, trademark drumming, tempo signature changes, and a recognizable singing style. The band has four Gold Certifications by the RIAA, for their first three albums and for a live performance DVD, (L)ive (D)osage 50. The band has sold over 6 million records worldwide. The band earned their fame in 2000 with their first single Dig from their debut album L.D. 50. For this song, the band won first ever MTV2 Video Music Award. The popularity of this song, followed by singles Death Blooms and Nothing to Gein paved the way for the highly successful album, that sold over 500,000 copies in first four months. It was also #1 at Top Heatseekers. The album is considered to be one of the best alternative metal albums, and one of the best debut metal albums. With their second effort, 2002's The End of All Things to Come, they earned the title of the alternative dreadnought because of their innovative approach to the sound of the band. The band impressed once again with the album, and once again, certified Gold. The band changed make-up styles from multicolored face paint to dressing up as aliens, as seen in music video of a highly successful single, Not Falling. Mudvayne's reason for wearing such extravagant make-up was, according to the band, to add a visual aspect to their music and to set them apart from other run-of-the-mill metal bands. With the release of the 2003 single World So Cold, Mudvayne abandoned their use of make-up, because they were oftenly compared to other bands that wear make-ups and masks, which the band disliked. However, they do wear make-ups occasionally on stage, when they feel fit. With their 2005 release, Lost and Found, they had a more mainstream approach to the songwriting, but also keeping their signature progressive sound. This was their highest selling album, selling near million copies in the US alone. The singles Forget to Remember, Happy?, Determined and Fall Into Sleep increased their popularity further, as many of these singles were ranked high on charts. In November 2008, Mudvayne released their fourth album, The New Game. Although it was praised for its balance of good songs, it was criticized for not pushing the boundaries as Mudvayne did with each previous release, sounding too much alike their last release. The album features more varied guitar playing. Mudvayne released a self-titled album, Mudvayne on December 21st 2009. Chad Gray - vocals Greg Tribbett - guitar, backing vocals Matt McDonough - drums, percussions Ryan Martinie - bass, backing vocals on World So Cold

Mudvayne Metal Albums

The End of All Things to Come Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: KYUSSTitle: AND THE CIRCUS LEAVES TOWNStreet Release Date: 07/11/1995<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: ROCK/POP

The Beginning of All Things to End Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

From the opening salvo of ”Pooploser,” starting with a crying baby and the ascending chant ”f**king piece of shit, and you’ll never amount to nothing,” it’s [...]

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