Mudvayne Studio Update
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This was part of the MuDvAyNe Newsletter, I recieved it earlier, it reads as follows:
New York, NY - After opening for Metallica on the band's
Summer Sanitarium tour, Mudvayne spent the holidays
recuperating before starting work on the quartet's third,
as-yet-untitled, Epic Records release.
Scheduled for this fall, the upcoming album follows the
success of Mudvayne's first two albums – L.D. 50 and The
End of All Things to Come — both of which were certified
gold. Singer, Chad Gray; guitarist, Greg Tribbett;
bassist, Ryan Martinie and drummer Matt McDonough recently
rented a ranch in northern California and converted its
multi-stall garage into a makeshift studio where they
are working on new music.
Despite the relaxing backdrop, the band is pushing itself
hard and has already written half of the music for the
album. "Establishing clear goals for each song has been the
key to Mudvayne's quick results," McDonough says. "It's a
strange contradiction, but it can be very liberating to set
limitations on creativity as long as you don't let
those limitations define you, he explains. It frees up a
lot of creative energy when you stop pulling an idea in
fifty different directions and start pushing it in one."
"It only took Gray a few days to finish lyrics for the
first song — a track that encapsulates the undisclosed
meaning behind the album. I spent my time off thinking
about the themes we wanted to explore on this album, he
says. When I got to California, that first song just came
pouring out of me. It really is an overview of what the
album is about."
While the band is characteristically mysterious about the
ideas behind the new album, McDonough says "the music will
reflect a refinement of Mudvayne's complexly structured
hard rock balanced against more melody than any previous
album." Martinie adds, "Our goal for the third album is to
make music that pleases us because if it makes us happy
then the rest will take care of itself."
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