Matthew McDonough (Born 1969.) is the drummer for American alternative nu-metal band Mudvayne. McDonough is the band's original drummer and has appeared and performed on every release by Mudvayne. He is one of the most respected drummers in the world of metal music. He is also the one known for dubbing Mudvayne as "math metal".
It is widely considered that Matt McDonough and Ryan Martinie together present one of the best rhytm sections in metal, with Ryan's unique playing style and very complex basslines, and his signature drumming. He stated numerous times his delight over the second album, The End Of All Things To Come, probably making it his favorite Mudvayne album.
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.
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