INTERVIEW : Chad Gray from HELLYEAH talks new album 'Welcome Home', Vinnie Paul and more
Updated: Sep 21, 2019
On Friday September 27 HELLYEAH will release their sixth studio album, Welcome Home via Eleven Seven Music. The record is their final album with legendary metal drummer Vinnie Paul, who sadly passed away in June 2018, leaving the band and legions of fans mourning for their friend and hero and the massive task of completing the album without him.
The end result, Welcome Home is nothing short of a triumph, and has seen the band not only pay a fitting heartfelt tribute to Vinnie, but also deliver an album that is honest, brutally heavy and a true artistic evolutionary step forward towards the future of the bands sound.
Ahead of the release of the record, Nev Pearce got on the phone to HELLYEAH's Chad Gray for the Everblack Podcast to talk about Welcome Home, Vinnie Paul and how his drumming influenced his vocals and writing style, his hopes to return down under, Mudvayne, the origins of his insane fast vocal technique and more!
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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. Their final album with 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 27, through Eleven Seven Music. The eagerly anticipated new album, featuring the late Vinnie Paul’s final recordings, will unleash 11 tracks, driven by their love, loyalty, reverence and respect for their fallen brother.
HELLYEAH - Welcome Home can be pre-ordered HERE: http://smarturl.it/hellyeah-welcomehome