MUDVAYNE worked on new material

Mudvayne reunited after 11 years in 2021 at the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival. Since then, the group has played in many other festivals and has even gone on tour with Rob Zombie. And just like any other reunion show for any other band, the inevitable question of “are you making another album?” arose. In an interview with Revolversinger chad gray said he and the band threw riffs and saw what they could come up with.

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“It’s obviously something we have to go through, isn’t it? There’s two ways to do it. You can go out, and you can walk around the rock once and just play catalog. Of course , that’s absolutely a possibility. Or you can try to put something together. You can evaluate it, you can decide. I’m not going to say because I’ve been constantly writing, recording tours over the last 12 years with hellyeah. So I don’t think my well is dry. And I’m excited, I’d be excited to write with these guys.

“We did a little file sharing or whatever. Just a few riffs. Greg [Tribbett, guitar] entered the studio in Texas. He lived in Texas. He walked in there and just dropped off some stuff, sent it to Mast. Mast just put in a very simple metronome drum beat. I worked there. It’s pretty rad, different stuff. I have a few different angles that I work with, kind of like I want it to be, my parts anyway. But it’s cool, it’s cool. And obviously we’re not going to release something if I don’t feel like it’s making sense.”

Grey later added that the new material would “fuck blow my hair back” to be released, adding that he didn’t want to disappoint fans after such a long wait between new material. When asked what the new material might sound like, drummer Matthew McDonough chimed in saying the band wouldn’t just copy his old self.

“I can’t say honestly. Some of the stuff we messed up is heavy. We messed around with typical stuff [sounds], people wouldn’t be terribly shocked, but the opportunity to experiment and given our past successes, I think I feel a sense of freedom. There was no kind of pressure from any professional management to try to, “You’re going to write another ‘Dig’.” Or “Don’t fall” or whatever; nothing like. So the headspace and the culture around the band right now is incredibly positive. So personally, I would just like to be wide open and excited and positive about it. I want to be surprised.”

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New Mudvayne would be the band’s first effort since their 2009 self-titled album.

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