Death Blooms

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"Death Blooms"
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Single by Mudvayne
from the album L.D. 50
RecordedThe Warehouse Studio, Vancouver[1]
GenreNu metal[2]
Producer(s)GGGarth, Mudvayne
Mudvayne singles chronology
"Death Blooms"
"Nothing to Gein"

"Death Blooms" is a song by American heavy metal band Mudvayne and the second single from their debut album, L.D. 50.

Background and meaning[edit]

The song was written by lead singer Chad Gray about his grandmother and how she was being neglected by her family because she was getting old and nobody cared when she had an illness except Chad.[4] She was also taking Chad to local choirs where he learned to sing. Betty Rae, Chad's grandma, died in 2005.[5][6]

Music video[edit]

The video for the song is directed and conceptualized by Thomas Mignone and is shot in two locations: In a psychiatric hospital located in Staten Island, NY (also utilized in the film Jacob's Ladder), where the four members are playing their instruments; and a seemingly mystic beach in a remote part of Malibu, CA, where an old, frail woman is going through the transition into afterlife, and is aided by a little girl (the younger version of the elder woman) and vocalist Chad Gray to pass into heaven.[7]

Track listing[edit]

1."Death Blooms" (radio edit)4:16
2."Death Blooms" (clean version)4:52


Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[8] 32


  1. ^ "2002174617". Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  2. ^ "Architects' To, Searle picks his 10 favourite nu-metal tracks..." HMV. March 10th 2014
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  5. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About Chad Gray". Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  6. ^ "Death Blooms by Mudvayne Songfacts". Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  7. ^ "New Music Videos, Reality TV Shows, Celebrity News, Pop Culture | MTV". 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  8. ^ Artist Chart History - Mudvayne - Singles,, Accessed June 11, 2009

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