MUDVAYNE Frontman Says Next Album Will Be 'A Little More Retro'

MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray has confirmed to Noisecreep that the band's next studio album is "completely done." He said, "There's still no title for it yet, and we have no idea when we are putting it out ... no idea what's going on with it. This will come out whenever it comes out. We just recorded it to do it. We had time, and there wasn't anything going on last summer, so we went in, and recorded it."

MUDVAYNE's forthcoming 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 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."

MUDVAYNE's fourth studio album, "The New Game", has sold 215,000 copies in the United States since it came out in November 2008, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD shifted 48,000 units in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The Pedal To The Metal Tour 2009, featuring MUDVAYNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, kicked off July 24 in Portland, Maine and will conclude September 9, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Joining the two metal juggernauts on the road are STATIC-X, SUICIDE SILENCE, BURY YOUR DEAD, and the extremely twisted HELLZAPOPPIN sideshow review, performing during set changes throughout the evening.

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