MUD is a hardcore band born in the summer of 2004 in Abruzzo, precisely in Val Vibrata (TE), from an idea of Frank (drums), Dedo (guitar) and Mauro aka AldoHC (voice), three boys united by their passion for the heavy sounds and driven by the desire to play and make noise.
Early Garçon joins in the band on second guitar and so panino on the bass.
With this renewed composition they begin training the first live performances in the area of Teramo.
Sandro is then recruited on bass and with him they also recorded their first demo (Promo 2006), an hasty demo with unappealing sounds, but that makes it clear what the musical intentions of the band were, a violent cross-over with hardcore veins...
In 2007 and 2008, the live activity increases and they get to come even
outside Abruzzo, even as the opening act for prominent bands in the Italian underground scene.
With the passage of time (NY new school) HC influences become more pronounced and so new songs acquire speed and heaviness.
In the winter of 2008 Sandro leaves the band for personal reasons and in its place comes Mirko Iobbi (Ex Mestruophagia), with whom they recorded the first full length album.
"Slow Degradation" comes up with some delay, in January of 2009. This is a self-produced EP of 3 songs (+ intro), but with a good sound and recording finally...
In April 2009, also Frank,drummer and a founding member, is forced to leave the band for personal reasons... Accepted with regret his choice, MUDs decide to go ahead and find immediately a suitable replacement; it is Valerio, former drummer of Degenero, coming from a hardcore strictly old school.
The band, however, is forced to undergo another shift in February 2010: Mirko Iobbi leaves, in fact Mud, after about 1 year and a half,
and so Daniele took his place (also member of Bloodraised), who then will be replaced in January 2011 by Ilaria, currently stable in the band.
Even Dedo (founding member) left the band for personal reasons after so many years... at this point the Mud decide not to recruit another guitarist and to continue in four and with a renovated sound...
2011 is the year of the long-awaited first full length album entitled "Violence Against Violence", recorded in totally DO IT YOURSELF way and out for the independent label Audiozero Records.
Several gigs around Italy follow the release of VAV, but early the life of the band will be marked by the decision to abandon of Garçon, and a
few months later by that of Valerio; these changes makes not derail the band, however, and the project re-starts greatly thanks to the sudden winning purchase of Luca B (Ex Violent Minority) on guitar and Sapo (T.E.N.E.T., Former Violent Minority ) on drums.
Fortunately, after a period of stop from live, Garçon wised up and decided to return to join the band, and so now here we are, Aldo, Garçon, Ilaria, Luca B and Sapo tasting stages (and floors) and grinding hundreds of kilometers from the Alps to Sicily, and even in Europe, always full of fun, "cups" and hardcore!
In fact, in the spring of 2013 Mud, together with theyr brothers Vibratacore, released their first European tour through Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Germany.
After another summer full of live activity (Pescara HC, San Metallo,
Rozz' Fest, La Raje HC Fest...), the band begins the autumn opening gigs of two big bands, Cripple Bastards and Rise Of The Northstar.
The year ended with the participation at the CBC fest in Caserta and with the intention of recording a new album in early 2014...
And so it is! On April 17, the new album is finally out:
"FROM THE BOTTOM" (deliberated quote to our spiritual master Lou X), a totally DIY album also co-produced by DIY labels, and with this album a new season of live gigs, drunkenness and disease opens!
Stay tuned for more!
Some of the bands with whom we have shared the stage:
Non Toccate Miranda
Face Your Enemy
Taste The Floor
Rise Of The Northstar