"Beautiful And Strange", the new video from MUDVAYNE, can be viewed below. (***Important: The video is intended for mature audiences only. Viewer discretion is advised.***) The clip was helmed by director Frankie Nasso (ALL THAT REMAINS, HATEBREED, EMMURE, BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH) and is one of three conceptually linked videos (along with "Scream With Me" and "Heard It All Before") that were filmed to promote the band's latest, self-titled album, which sold around 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 50 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Reportedly the first album to ever use blacklight-reactive ink (making it only visible under a black light), the CD's cover image was created by world-renowned tattoo king Paul Booth. Every bit of art and text in the packaging of the record will be printed on ink that can only be seen under a black light.
"Mudvayne" has been described by drummer Matt McDonough as "the best" CD "the band has recorded since our second album, 'The End Of All Things to Come'." The album was produced by Dave Fortman's (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE) right-hand man, Jeremy Parker, and is "a little more retro for MUDVAYNE" from a songwriting point of view, according to singer Chad Gray. "We've been kind of making this natural progression, and I think for this one, we just sort of naturally regressed," he told Noisecreep. "We took the smarter songwriting guys that we've become and mixed it with the not-smart songwriting guys that we were ... I mean, we used to just take 20 parts, cram it together, and call it a song. Over time, playing in a band, you kind of know what to expect. It doesn't really make it easier, but you kind of have this thing in your head that you kind of know where you're going. You can see the light at the end of the tunnel before entering the tunnel. It's faint, and dim, but it's there."
***Important: The video below is intended for mature audiences only. Viewer discretion is advised.***