Readying for a June 10th release, HELLYEAH - featuring MUDVAYNE's Chad Gray on vocals, PANTERA's Vinnie Paul on drums and NOTHINGFACE's Tom Maxwell on guitar – has brought a new level of audio fury to its new music. Having parted ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob Zilla, the band has taken on Kyle Sanders (BLOODSIMPLE) on bass.
Blood For Blood is a welcome return to form. It leaves a mark, thanks to songs like the angular, vengeful 'DMF', a song birthed by the sort of anger that can't be faked; it will leave you wondering who pissed these guys off. 'Gift' is dirty, rowdy rock with equal parts groove and swagger, but also possessed of the sort of punk rock energy that would make MOTÖRHEAD fans turns their heads. Then there is moodier, more contemplative fare like 'Moth' or 'Hush', which connect on an emotional, cellular level, proving that you can be incredibly heavy in ways other than loud and fast. The album sounds like a re-charged Hellyeah, taken up many notches.
(Photo by Aaron Small)
Blood For Blood tracklisting:
'Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)'
'Demons In The Dirt'
'Cross To Bier (Cradle Of Bones)'
Canadian producer, Juno Award winner, and Grammy Award nominee Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IN THIS MOMENT) helmed Blood For Blood, which was recorded in Las Vegas, NV.
The first single off Blood For Blood, 'Sangre Per Sangre (Blood For Blood)' will hit rock radio in April and will be available for sale, along with the metal radio track 'Cross To Bier (Cradle Of Bones)' on March 25th on all digital music platforms. The band will hit the road in the USA this spring, playing several festivals, some of which are listed below:
26 - Welcome To Rockville - Jacksonville, FL
4 - Carolina Rebellion - Charlotte, NC
10 - Rise Above Fest - Bangor, ME
23 - Rocklahoma - Oklahoma City, OK
24 - River City Rockfest - San Antonio, TX