A visual feast for the eyes, this is a performance offering of color fused with savagery.
I’ve always appreciated the Nu Metal act Mudvayne. Not just because they’re from Peoria Illinois, an area local to me, but because I consider them one of the last theatrical metal acts to figure prominently on MTV.
At MTV’s 2001 Video Music Awards, Mudvayne won the MTV2 Award for the song “Dig”. The band made headlines, appearing in white suits with bloody bullet-hole makeup on their foreheads.
Mudvayne was formed in 1996 and released three successful albums L.D. 50 (2000), The End of All Things to Come (2002), Lost and Found (2005). Then they unexpectedly went on an extended hiatus.
Vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett joined Tom Maxwell (Guitarist – Nothingface), Jerry Montano (Bassist – Nothingface) and Vinnie Paul (Drummer – Pantera, Damageplan) to form the supergroup Hellyeah.
Many, myself included, believed this was the end of Mudvayne. Two more releases trickled out over the years The New Game (2008) and Mudvayne (2009) but no tours were planned until now…
A new tour dubbed “The Freaks on Parade” has just been announced featuring Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, Static-X and Powerman 5000!
In celebration of this event, I thought it was time to revisit one of the best metal videos of all time, “Dig”. This music video is Mudvayne at their best. A visual feast for the eyes, this is a performance offering of color fused with savagery.
Chad Gray’s facial hair is insane! Check out “Dig” by Mudvayne and let these Nu-Metal juggernauts captivate you! \m/
- Greg Tribbett – Guitar
- Matthew McDonough – Drums, Synthesizer
- Chad Gray – Vocals
- Ryan Martinie – Bass