CHAD GRAY on MUDVAYNE's new music: "You can tell it's special" | Revolver

CHAD GRAY on MUDVAYNE's new music: "You can tell it's special"

Frontman shares update on nu-metal band's first reunion material
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Mudvayne's first post-reunion music is chugging along. After reforming in 2021, the nu-metal maniacs revealed to Revolver in 2022 that they were kicking around some fresh ideas for some new tunes, which would mark their first since their 2009 self-titled album. 

A few months back, Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray updated Revolver on the process, saying that the band had about four tracks they were tinkering with — "a couple that are really exciting," he enthused. 

Now, Gray has reiterated his excitement for the new digs, telling Australia's Heavy Magazine that what they're working on feels "special."

"We've started putting some new stuff together a little bit and people that have heard [some of the early demo] stuff are really excited about it," Gray said (as transcribed by Blabbermouth).

"Only the people that are closest to us have heard anything, and, like I said, it's really rough; it's demos. But you can tell it's special. And I think that we have to make sure it's Mudvayne. We have to make sure that it's what we want. So we'll just have to see. We were working on it a little bit here and there."

"We all live states away from each other — nobody lives even close to each other — so it makes it a little bit difficult," he added. "But we were able to get some stuff demoed up or whatever, but with us being so far apart, it's a little slow going. And then we just kind of hit a wall.

"We were, like, 'Okay, we've gotta get back into touring.' So we put everything together and we went back out this summer.

"We'll see what this fall brings," Gray continued. "We all just got home [at the end of August], so we're still kind of decompressing. I'm feeling pretty good now. We just put everything on hold and we just wanted to focus on touring.

"But now that we're done with it, as everybody starts raising their head out of the sand, hopefully we can get together and do something. I don't know — maybe we'll have something new by the time we come down there [to Australia in February 2024] and see you. We'll see."

Check out the full interview below.