Heavy metal quartet Mudvayne formed in Peoria, IL, in 1996, its members adopting the unusual pseudonyms Kud (C. Gray) (vocals), Gurrg (G. Tribbett) (guitar), and sPaG (M. McDonough) (drums). The group's original bassist was replaced after two years by Ryknow (Ryan Martinie). During their development, the band members began the practice of applying bizarre makeup. After self-releasing their first album, Kill I Oughta, they were signed by Epic Records and recorded their major label debut, L.D. 50, which was released in August 2000 shortly after the end of their first national tour opening for Slipknot. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide
Mudvayne Bio from Discogs
Alternative Rock (Modern Rock) band from Peoria, Illinois (USA).
Mudvayne formed in 1996. The band comprises founder, and frontman Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribbett, bassist Ryan Martinie and drummer Matthew McDonough.