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Mudvayne Returns to the Studio After 14-Year Hiatus to Work on New Music

Vocalist Chad Gray, confirmed the news via an Instagram post that the band has been demoing new music in the studio.

Vocalist Chad Gray in the studio

Mudvayne fans - after a hiatus of 14 long years, the band is back in the studio working on new music. Vocalist Chad Gray, confirmed the news via an Instagram post that the band has been demoing new music in the studio.

Gray's post revealed that he traveled from his home to DFW to work on the new music. He also shared his excitement about the new music being the first release from the band in 14 years. While Gray didn't reveal when the new music will be released, it's still great news for the fans who have been waiting for new Mudvayne material for so long.

Along with the new music, Gray also shared a photo of his new tattoo (seen below), which represents the eye of a Metal Head, The eye of Madness, or the eye of a Mad Man. Gray explained that the eye represents his personality and how he has always been a social pariah and outcast. He even gave a shoutout to his tattoo artist, Tony Kelly, who has been his long-time friend.

Gray shared more in the caption:

“It’s been a wild few days. From home to DFW to demo up some new Mudvayne! This will be the first music we have released in 14 years! Still not exactly sure when it will release but yeah…it’s coming! Pretty insane when you look at that number. Then on to Florida to get tattooed by my over 2 decade long time friend @tonykellytattoos!!! Him and I have collaborated on some killer tattoos and some @killermerch in our time…(like how I did that Mark??)

From the beginning of Mudvayne to the most recent tour. It seems like our tattoo schedule is 2 days in a row, which is a pretty brutal but to me it is absolutely worth all the pain. I’m so happy to get the @hellyeahofficial UNDEN!ABLE eye on my body. This eye represents the eye of a Metal Head, The eye of Madnesss or the eye of a Mad Man. And at the end of the day that’s what I’ve always been. I have always been a social pariah an outcast by everyone and everything.

And I like it! I’ve been walking behind 2 high flown middle fingers my whole life. It’s just who and what I am. And I know for a fact that who and what I am, is who and what all of you are! This is our fucking club! And if ya don’t like it…GET THE FUCK OUT! We don’t need you!!! And because…FUCK YOU that’s why!

No excuses! Now I have both of my bands covered with concepts that I’ve had for years. The twin “duality of man” skulls on my chest and now this. So rad. Both are so important to me and It makes it that much more special to have it put on me by a long time friend. Tony is an absolute BEAST! Check out his page and go get some work done by him if you can!

You won’t regret it! Now it looks like this is going into a color piece eventually…YAY! FML! I hope you’re all fucking awesome and I can’t wait to see you this summer! Get your tickets and get your ass’s there for some “Get your mind right Heavy Metal medicine!” At the Psychotherapy Sessions!

See ya soon killers-
The Madnesss”

Many fans are now wondering if the band will release a new single before their summer headlining tour. While nothing has been confirmed yet, the band's upcoming tour is definitely something to look forward to. The tour will kick off on July 20 in West Palm Beach, FL, and will end on August 26 in Englewood, CO.

For Mudvayne fans, the news of the band returning to the studio is a dream come true. It's been a long wait, but we're sure it will all be worth it. Now, all we have to do is wait for the release of the new music, and hopefully, it will be as amazing as their previous work. Until then, we can catch them on their summer tour, where they'll be serving up some heavy metal medicine with Coal Chamber, GWAR, Nonpoint, and Butcher Babies

07/20 West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
07/21 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/23 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/25 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/28 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/29 Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
07/30 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/01 Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/02 Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
08/04 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/05 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/06 Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/08 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
08/09 Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
08/12 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
08/13 Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
08/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
08/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
08/17 Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/19 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
08/20 Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre
08/22 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
08/23 Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
08/25 West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/26 Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

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