MUDVAYNE: New Album Cracks U.S. Top 50

MUDVAYNE's self-titled album 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.

MUDVAYNE's previous LP, "The New Game", opened with 48,000 copies in November 2008 to land at No. 15. This was less than one third of the opening tally registered by its predecessor, "Lost and Found", which premiered with 152,000 units back in April 2005 to enter the chart at No. 2.

"Scream With Me", the new video from MUDVAYNE, can be viewed below. 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 "Beautiful And Strange" and "Heard It All Before") that were filmed to promote "Mudvayne". 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.

"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."

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