Mudvayne 'On Hiatus' For At Least Two More Years

Mudvayne guitarist Greg Tribbett has confirmed via Twitter that the band is currently on hiatus while he and singer Chad Gray "are concentrating on Hellyeah".

Mudvayne 'On Hiatus' For At Least Two More Years
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According to Blabbermouth.net, Mudvayne guitarist Greg Tribbett has confirmed via Twitter that the band is currently on hiatus while he and singer Chad Gray "are concentrating on Hellyeah," their band with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, guitarist Tom Maxwell and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha. According to Greg, Hellyeah will be on the road for "the next two years" in support of its forthcoming third album, which is due in early 2012. It's been almost two years since Mudvayne released its self-titled fifth album and little has been heard about the band since then. But in a late 2010 interview with the music blog Warwick, bassist Ryan Martinie discussed the group almost entirely in the past tense. When asked about the quartet's musical evolution, Martinie said, "I think that what we did is valuable. It's become a cog in the wheel of music in some sort of way. We are a piece of musical history now . . . We were always just responding to our environment. I always saw the band to be important as an aspect of my life, as something that was supposed to take us places that are positive, and in that sense everything that happened with the band has happened for a reason." Martinie also hinted that he was working on his own musical project, but said, "Nothing is really solidified in terms of who I'm working with. But yes, of course, I will share it with the world when the time comes and it's something relevant that I'm happy with." Mudvayne did not tour behind its fifth album, which was barely promoted and sold weakly upon release.

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    hEadShoVeL
    man i was looking for a new album , i would say hellyeah to mudvayne's album and a hell no to hellyeah's album
    rockstaralex24
    Mudvayne are so much more amazing than Hellyeah... i grew up on Mudvayne and it makes me sad that everyone seems to be pulling out this rock star party music and good bands are falling by the wayside. Hopefully the wait is worth it.
    nasedase
    I always referred to Mudvayne as the most talented band on the radio. I really hope they come back with something as good as L.D. 50
    graysonsoares
    Mudvayne is the shit. Two years is pretty ok. I can wait. Atleast fans know what to expect.
    slaveskinJACKET
    Martini is a badass bass player. I'm more interested in what he's got to offer than Hellyeah, anyway. It sucks that they're not focusing on Mudvayne, though. I think they have constantly improved as a band for the last 10 years -- whereas Hellyeah started out kind of cool, what they had going for them has pretty much dissolved by now, and they've just become a characature of themselves. I haven't heard a good song from them since their first album. And, aside from the release date, I don't see why Mudvayne's self-titled didn't sell better; it's as good as any Mudvayne album -- better than some, even.
    bassplayer0895
    hope HellYeah psotpones and Mudvayne gets back together for some more albums. They are sic. Hewever, i'm still interested in how Martinie's work comes along and i'm prettey eager to hear it
    stndrdprcdre
    dohc_prior wrote: Mudvayne REALLY? over the Hiatus of Thrice and Thursday all in the sames days? Do people out there even know about this band thrice and how they are what the modern day Beatles... BIG SHAME ON ALL YOU
    You, sir, live in a very, very, very small universe.
    Battman1993
    Mobby32 wrote: and nothing of value was lost
    Actually, something of value was lost. Mudvayne are one of the radio friendly hard rock/metal bands that doesn't try to pass off horseshit as music. They actually give a **** about their music and put a lot of meaning and emotion behind their work.
    CydoniaKnight95 wrote: Pity Mudvayne is one of the few talented artists in their genre
    You damn right they are.
    sewoo55
    The last 3 albums were just generic radio friendly hard rock albums..... I hope they go back to The End of All Things to Come sound
    Noob_Brood
    I think their last album sold poorly cause of the radio stations around the world playing horrible songs anymore. Trent Reznor and Thom York both have the same idea as to why illegal downloading is so popular and the main reason is because radio stations suck anymore at promoting decent music. Mudvayne is a fine band and deserves to be a huge band cause of their music. The problem is because sharing music amongst friends is a much better way of experiencing music than listening to the radio anymore. Even streaming on Rhapsody of Pandora is better, which is sad cause radio stations have paid employees that are only there to tell us what to like, and the thing is that rock isn't dead, but these horrible bands are getting air time on radio stations that are more about gaining capital than being a reliable source for people to pick up on good music. All bands should take Nine Inch Nail's and Radioheads examples and embrass downloading music...they'll make more money in the long run and they'll be connecting to their fan base in new and exciting ways.
    teamoverdrunk16
    That bites. They probably shouldn't have released their self titled album on December 24th. That probably didn't help. Mudvayne is top 3 bands of all time for sure. When they played in Vancouver with Korn and 10 years, it was my first time being in a pit, crowd surfing and all that other good shit. Fuckin loved it. When they do swing around again they'll be fresh and probably kick your ass right in the face.
    Mr Winters
    Mobby32 wrote: and nothing of value was lost
    Actually, something very valuable was lost. Mudvayne are awesome and their last album is great.
    zenvet
    Hellyeah is absolute garbage compared to Mudvayne. The lyrics have no insight and the bands has a sound that countless others have. With Mudvayne, at least the lyrics were meaningful and poetic, and the music was original and explorative. This is a great disappointment. Much respect lost got Chad & Greg choosing to pursue brain dead drinking music over something more interesting. Vinnie Paul is a great drummer, but he has done nothing for music since the demise of Pantera. All of his bands play the same lame, uninteresting trashy"booze" metal. This news = fail on so many levels.
    DullBoy23
    Damn I just saw this and it has been out for like three months I must admit I went out and bought their latest cd the day it came out and it was alright Heard it all before by far the best song on the disk btw so I see why it sold poorly not including it didn't get much "hype" but to see the band take time off like this is not what I wanted to hear at all. I have loved Mudvayne since I heard Dig "my initials btw" and every disc from then on was hard and you knew what to expect when ever you came across one of there songs just a solid band through and through. It's a shame to think the band could be over just like that when they had songs like -1, Prod, Fall into asleep, Internal primates forever come on we need more of that not Hell Yeah. All oxygen wasters out there will be let down by this article but will never stop my ringtone from being Poop Loser
    mysticguitar77
    Well, that sucks just when Mudvayne was coming back on my radar... Hellyeah is a fun little band but nowhere near Mudvayne.
    T7E
    Hewever, i'm still interested in how Martinie's work comes along and i'm prettey eager to hear it
    What is he up to..... I really think the rhythm section should just jump ship and start their own new band.
    mustaine.86
    Chad and Greg! Why!? Why!? when you finish your goddamnit Hellyeah tour come to Chile with Mudvayne D:
    dohc_prior
    Mudvayne REALLY? over the Hiatus of Thrice and Thursday all in the sames days? Do people out there even know about this band thrice and how they are what the modern day Beatles... BIG SHAME ON ALL YOU
    slaveskinJACKET
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: Martini is a badass bass player. I'm more interested in what he's got to offer than Hellyeah, anyway. It sucks that they're not focusing on Mudvayne, though. I think they have constantly improved as a band for the last 10 years -- whereas Hellyeah started out kind of cool, what they had going for them has pretty much dissolved by now, and they've just become a characature of themselves. I haven't heard a good song from them since their first album. And, aside from the release date, I don't see why Mudvayne's self-titled didn't sell better; it's as good as any Mudvayne album -- better than some, even.
    Caricature is what I typed, but someone has apparently taught my phone the non-word, 'characature'. Nice.
    Red Robster
    What the hell happened to mudvayne? I loved them but after The End Of All Things To Come nothing interested me about them anymore
    tom183
    I think they have constantly improved as a band for the last 10 years
    Wow. Really? In my opionion they have steadily declined since L.D 50. That said, I'd still much prefer a new Mudvayne album to a new Hellyeah album.