HELLYEAH was formed in 2006 by Pantera founder/drummer Vinnie Paul, singer Chad Gray (Mudvayne) and guitarist Tom Maxwell (Nothingface) with bassist Kyle Sanders (Bloodsimple) and guitarist Christian Brady who joined in 2014. The band has released five albums, culminating in the #2 Hard Rock album release UNDEN!ABLE in June 2016.
Now they are gearing up for the release of their final album featuring Vinnie Paul. ‘Welcome Home’ – a truly stunning album that does both Vinnie’s memory and groundbreaking legacy proud – is slated for release on Friday, September 27th, through Eleven Seven Music.
The eagerly anticipated new album, will unleash 11 tracks, driven by their love, loyalty, reverence and respect for their fallen brother.
In May this year they celebrated the life of their Brother and Bandmate Vinnie Paul with an emotional sold-out concert in Las Vegas, where the band made their initial mark towards their Vinnie Paul campaign for the American Heart Association. The band will continue to honour their late bandmate by donating a portion of ticket sales from their upcoming tour in his memory, in hopes of raising over $10,000 for AHA.
By teaming up with the American Heart Association, HELLYEAH will raise early awareness for heart disease after it claimed famed drummer Vinnie Paul at 54. The hard rockers of HELLYEAH are turning to healthier ways as they mourn their friend. “Vinnie’s passing was a wake-up call for us all’, said guitarist Tom Maxwell.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death globally. As an issue that affects their fans and families every day, HELLYEAH are hoping to help save lives, and are changing their own in the process.
In addition to this initiative, HELLYEAH will also be hosting a TEXT TO DONATE campaign during each of their upcoming tour dates: fans can TEXT VINNIE #41411, or head to a special CrowdRise page where fans can also DONATE to help fight heart disease.