Chad Gray

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Chad Gray
Chad Gray - 9-30 Club.jpg
Chad Gray performing with HELLYEAH in 2008
Background information
Also known as Kud, Chüd, Helvis
Born (1971-10-16) October 16, 1971 (age 44)
Peoria, IL, US
Genres Heavy metal
Groove metal
Nu metal
Alternative metal
Progressive metal
Progressive rock
Hard rock
Shock rock
Occupation(s) Vocalist, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1996–present
Labels Epic
No Name Recordings
Bullygoat Records
Associated acts Mudvayne, Hellyeah

Chad Gray (born October 16, 1971), is the lead vocalist for the groove metal supergroup Hellyeah. He was the lead vocalist for the American heavy metal band Mudvayne until their break-up in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Gray is the son of Dan and Mitzi Gray of Illinois . In Hellyeah's DVD, Below the Belt, he talks of how his grandmother, Betty Rau, raised him and would bring him to perform in choir.

He quit his factory job that paid $40,000 a year to move to Peoria, Illinois and formed Mudvayne.[1]

In 2005, Gray's grandmother Betty Rau died after battling cancer for several years. Gray dedicated the Hellyeah song "Thank You" to his grandmother and also wrote Mudvayne's "Death Blooms" about her illness.

Gray is known both for his clean singing and trademark screams and growls.

Gray has made several guest appearances with other bands, including on the songs "Monsters" by V Shape Mind, "Falling Backwards" by Bloodsimple and "Miracle" by Nonpoint.

Gray has made an appearance during Mitch Lucker's Memorial Show and sang "Fuck Everything" by his band Suicide Silence.



For a more comprehensive list, see Mudvayne discography.


Main article: Hellyeah discography