"Mudvayne" is a Peoria, Illinois, USA-based Alternative Metal quartet started in 1996. They are known for their unorthodox song structures and unique visual style.
The music of Mudvayne has been described as Math Metal, by their drummer, Matt McDonough. The term was used to explain the intricate nature of the music, though the music does not quite fit officially under the "math metal" label, which is why Mudvayne's sound has been described as Nu-Metal by critics and Alternative Metal by fans.
Mudvayne formed in 1996 in Peoria, Illinois and released their first EP, "Kill, I Oughtta", in 1997. The EP received local attention, but it would be another three years until they would hit it big. At this time, bassist Sean Barclay left the band, and was replaced by Ryan Martinie.
The band first rose to fame in 2000 with their first single "Dig" from their debut album ''L.D. 50''. For this song, the band won the first ever MTV2 Award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001. The popularity of the song paved the way for the highly successful album and was followed by singles "Death Blooms" and "Nothing To Gein". In 2001, they released an extended version of the ''Kill, I Ou...
|years active||1996 – present|
|origin||Peoria, Illinois, United States|
|music genre||Alternative Metal|
|current members||Chad Gray Ryan Martinie Greg Tribbett Matthew McDonough|