Monday, May 25, 2009

Matthew McDonough

Birth name: Matthew McDonough
Also known as: sPaG; Spüg; MjDawn
Origin: Peoria, Illinois
Genre(s): Heavy metal, progressive metal
Occupation(s): Drummer
Instrument(s): Drums
Years active: 1996–present
Label(s) : Epic Records
Associated acts: Mudvayne

Matthew McDonough is the drummer for American heavy metal band Mudvayne. McDonough is the band's original drummer and has appeared and performed on every release by Mudvayne. He is also the one known for dubbing Mudvayne as "math metal".

He has a tattoo on his chest, symbolizing a Hermetic order.

Matthew is lesser known for composing the ambient electronic effects on both L.D. 50 and The End of All Things to Come. Matthew released his first solo album under the alias "MjDawn", called Frequency Response in 2008. In the album, he is experimenting with acoustic drumming and Electronica.

Matthew started playing drums in Daed Kcis, a Bahaus-type band from the Peoria area, circa 1986.


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