Mudvayne’s Chad Gray on New Music: “It’s Definitely the Thing that Makes the Most Sense to Do”


Nü metal icons Mudvayne are out on their first headlining tour in more than a decade and things are looking and feeling good for the band according to singer Chad Gray, who caught up with The Oakland Press ahead of their show in the area. He said that everyone is excited to work together and that the reunion has been going well so far.

“Everyone was excited about it. We got a phone call together and I think by the end of that first call we were down to go and we got together and rehearsed and it was tough, but we got through it. It’s cool, and now here we are. We’re all really happy with this.”

Gray also noted that Mudvayne’s popularity grew over the pandemic, introducing Mudvayne to a generation of kids who weren’t around to get into them the first go ’round. A large part of the band’s reunion, then, is for those kids, the vocalist explains.

“There’s so many younger kids that are coming up and coming into our world, the metal world, and they’re learning about Mudvayne. So you have this, like, the ground’s kind of rumbling and it goes out and touches more and more people, but we weren’t out there to scratch that itch. You still have your actual fan base but you’re accumulating new people. So when we came back it was very exciting for us. It was about our fans and giving those new fans the experience.”

And, of course, the big question: will there be new music? If the band keeps working together well, Gray says it’s absolutely a possibility.

“We’ve already been working on some stuff. We’ve got four (songs) in the pipe. I’ve written each one of them probably three different times, ’cause it’s like nothing’s good enough. We’re gonna keep pushing. We’re all getting along really good. We’re all talking. Hopefully we all want the same thing from our music, so we’ll see. It’s definitely the thing that makes the most sense to do now.”

Would you be stoked about the possibility of new Mudvayne or should they stick to the classics? Check out the band’s remaining tour dates below and watch this video of Gray falling off stage while singing “Not Falling.”

8/12 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
8/13 The Woodlands, TX @The Cynthia Woods Pavilion
8/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
8/16 Phoenix, AZ @Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
8/17 Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/19 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavillion
8/20 Reno,NV @ Grand Theatre
8/22 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
8/23 Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resort Amphitheater
8/25 Salt Lake City, UT @USANA Amphitheatre
8/26 Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

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