In recent history, certain statements and events have indicated that there may be a chance for Mudvayne's return. For example, look at this article…
… in which frontman Chad Gray (also of HELLYEAH) stated, "We all still talk. I’m not ready to put a headstone on anything yet.” and "Mudvayne WILL be back in action". That was despite the drama between Gray and his "right-hand man" guitarist Greg Tribbet who left HELLYEAH last year.
Skip ahead to 2015 and Chad Gray had the following to say in a recent interview with Songfacts.
“I don’t know if the full band will. Who knows – they might be putting something else together. We were talking for a while and that whole Greg thing went down and everything kind of fell apart. Our relationship, which was the only truly solid relationship in the whole group, although Matt and I are still great, Ryan and I still briefly talk. I mean, the only way I personally would want to do Mudvayne is if everybody licked their wounds and got over it.
There’s a lot of things in that band that tore us apart. Maybe Mudvayne was the martyr for people that stopped supporting music. You sell 159,000 records the first week, and then the next record is like, “Whatever, fuck it.” Maybe it’s a subliminal message if you don’t support things. Mudvayne‘s probably bigger now than it ever was. So, people want what they can’t have.
I’m a strong believer in supporting these guys. I still support these guys. I still buy records. I still buy things that touch me, and I know the game. I think it’s an important part of the economy, it’s an important part of life, and I think the more people just let it go and forget about it, it’s bad. I married myself to heavy metal music because it saved me and I almost feel like sometimes it’s like, “Wow, thanks for pulling me out of a burning building. Go fuck yourself.”
You save me or you helped me through a hard time, but I guess it feels like some people – I’m not saying everybody, because I know a lot of people still do support us very much, and we’re very grateful to those people – but it’s not a lighthearted thing. It’s an industry.”
So there you have it. Sadly, it seems unlikely that Mudvayne will make a return at this point. Dreams be shattered. All you can do is hold onto the hope that anything could happen… And hope for the best. Here's some music.