Welcome to Galvania

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Welcome to Galvania
Welcome To Galvania Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2019
Recorded2014-2019
GenrePost-grunge[1]
Length41:00
LabelPavement
ProducerCameron Webb
Puddle of Mudd chronology
Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate
(2009)
Welcome to Galvania
(2019)
Singles from Welcome to Galvania
  1. "Uh Oh"
    Released: July 12, 2019
  2. "Go to Hell"
    Released: November 20, 2020
  3. "Just Tell Me"
    Released: July 9, 2021
  4. "My Kind of Crazy"
    Released: September 6, 2022
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]
Riff Magazinepositive[3]
Ghost Cult6/10[4]
Maximum Volume7/10[5]

Welcome to Galvania is the fifth studio album by American rock band Puddle of Mudd. This is their first studio album of new material in a decade since 2009's Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate, marking the longest gap between two studio albums in Puddle of Mudd's career. It is also their first release of any new material since 2011's re:(disc)overed, a compilation album of covers. Welcome to Galvania was released worldwide September 13, 2019.[6][7]

Loudwire named it one of the 50 best rock albums of 2019.[8]

Background and release[edit]

After the group finished touring in support for their 2011 compilation album re:(disc)overed, over the course of the next few years lead singer Wes Scantlin had multiple run-ins with the law and multiple arrests. These strings of bad behavior occurred during many shows too, some where Wes would not show at all or was too intoxicated to perform.

On September 21, 2014 the band released a new single titled "Piece of the Action" to digital outlets though the track had no official announcement from the band and zero support from them or any label.[9][10]

On July 17, 2015 it was announced via Loudwire that the band was recording tracks for a new album at Grandmasters Studio with producer Cameron Webb.[11]

From 2015-2017 the legal troubles and on stage meltdowns continued for Scantlin, in one instance leading the entire band to walk out on him.[12][13][14][15][16]

In January 2018 the band finally revealed lead singer Wes Scantlin had been in rehab for some months and was reportedly doing well and the band would resume touring once he was 100% level headed.[17][18]

In August 2018, it was announced that Wes was 6 months sober and that Puddle of Mudd would be headlining "The Resurrection Tour" featuring bands Tantric and Saliva.[19][20][21][22]

It was reported via Blabbermouth.net in December 2018 that Puddle of Mudd would return with a "kick Badass" new album in 2019.[23]

On July 12, 2019 it was announced the new album would be called "Welcome to Galvania" and that the lead single titled "Uh Oh" was available for purchase.[6][24]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."You Don't Know"3:43
2."Uh Oh"3:28
3."Go to Hell"4:03
4."Diseased Almost"3:42
5."My Kind of Crazy"3:52
6."Time of Our Lives"3:44
7."Sunshine"4:04
8."Just Tell Me"4:07
9."Kiss It All Goodbye"3:30
10."Slide Away"3:18
11."Uh Oh" (Censored version, labeled as "Clean Version")3:30
Total length:41:00

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Personnel[edit]

Puddle of Mudd[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ALBUM REVIEW: 'Welcome To Galvania' by Puddle Of Mudd". September 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Galvania - Puddle of Mudd | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ "ALBUM REVIEW: Puddle of Mudd gets back to post-grunge basics on 'Welcome to Galvania'". September 11, 2019.
  4. ^ Metalchick, Skullgurl (September 10, 2019). "ALBUM REVIEW: Puddle of Mudd - Welcome to Galvania".
  5. ^ "REVIEW: PUDDLE OF MUDD - WELCOME TO GALVANIA (2019)". September 15, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "PUDDLE OF MUDD To Release 'Welcome To Galvania' Album In September; 'Uh Oh' Single Available". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. July 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Puddle Of Mudd Announce First Album In A Decade, Premiere First Single "Uh Oh"". Theprp.com. July 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019". Loudwire. Townsquare Media. December 5, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  9. ^ "Piece of the Action - Single by Puddle of Mudd on iTunes" – via music.apple.com.
  10. ^ "Revamped Puddle of Mudd wants 'Piece of the Action'". Action Reporter Media.
  11. ^ Zadrozny, Anya. "Puddle of Mudd Recording New Album". Loudwire.
  12. ^ DiVita, Joe. "Wes Scantlin Melts Down, Puddle of Mudd Members Walk Out". Loudwire.
  13. ^ DiVita, Joe. "Wes Scantlin Berates Sound Guy, Shuts Down Puddle of Mudd Gig". Loudwire.
  14. ^ DiVita, Joe. "Wes Scantlin Accuses Crowd Member of Stealing His House". Loudwire.
  15. ^ Hartmann, Graham. "Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin Arrested for Vandalizing Home". Loudwire.
  16. ^ Childers, Chad. "Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin Gets Visit From Bomb Squad". Loudwire.
  17. ^ Hartmann, Graham. "Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin Is in Rehab". Loudwire.
  18. ^ Christopher, Michael. "Wes Scantlin Reportedly Six Months Sober, Puddle of Mudd to Tour". Loudwire.
  19. ^ "The Resurrection Tour Announced - Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Soil, The Veer Union, Tantric, Shallow Side". June 6, 2018.
  20. ^ Noël, Wagner. "Resurrection Tour 2018: Puddle of Mudd and Saliva | Wagner Noël". www.wagnernoel.com.
  21. ^ Hutchinson, Kyle (June 12, 2018). "Puddle Of Mudd Leads 'Resurrection Tour' Lineup w/ Saliva, Tantric". www.wqlz.com. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  22. ^ "PUDDLE OF MUDD Frontman WES SCANTLIN: 'I'm 11 Months Sober'". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. July 11, 2018.
  23. ^ "PUDDLE OF MUDD To Release 'Really Badass' New Album In 2019". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. December 18, 2018.
  24. ^ "Puddle Of Mudd Announce New Album, 'Welcome To Galvania'". finance.yahoo.com.
  25. ^ "Welcome to Galvania [Explicit] by Puddle Of Mudd on Amazon Music - Amazon.com". www.amazon.com.