Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul discussed the recent lineup change, noting that the band is set to return "stronger than ever."
As reported, guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne) and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha parted ways with the group and Kyle Sanders was soon brought into the fold as the new bass player. According to Vinnie, the group wanted to "bring in a bro."
"After we realized we were gonna have to part ways with Bob and Greg, we wanted to make sure that we brought somebody in that was a 'bro,' somebody that we felt comfortable with," the drummer told RockNLive (via Blabbermouth). "We didn't wanna go through an audition process and bring a whole bunch of different people in that we had no idea, anything about their character or dynamic or what they were all about."
Confirming that the touring guitarist will soon be announced, Paul added, "And the band's gonna be stronger than ever. There's nothing like having some fresh blood out on the road with you. And these guys are gonna kill, we're gonna kill, and we've got a great new record to tour with."
Hellyeah have recently detailed their new album "Blood for Blood," confirming a June 9 release (June 10 in North America) and sharing full track listing. The album will be produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment) at his Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Blood For Blood" track listing:
01. Sangre Por Sangre (Blood for Blood)
02. Demons in the Dirt
03. Soul Killer
05. Cross to Bier (Cradle of Bones)
08. Hush09. Say When10. Black December