Hellyeah 'Close' To Completing Work On Third Album

Hellyeah is continuing work on its third album at Vinnie Paul Abbott's home in Arlington, Texas, where he has a studio set up.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, the metal juggernaut known as Hellyeah - featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, Damageplan), Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne), Tom Maxwell (Nothingface) and Bob "Zilla" Kakaha (Damageplan) - is continuing work on its third album at Abbott's home in Arlington, Texas, where he has a studio set up. Gray states via Twitter, "So fucking close to being done!! On the homestretch and then mix. Can't wait for ya to hear it!!!"

In an April 2011 interview with the Artisan News Service, Vinnie Paul stated about Hellyeah's plans for the next studio CD, "We've got some great ideas. We've decided that we wanna heavy it up a little bit on this next record - push it a little further. It's always gonna have the Hellyeah vibe - a little bit of the Southern vibe, a little bit of the rock and roll vibe, a lot of the metal vibe - you put all together and it turns out to be Hellyeah".

When asked why he thought Hellyeah resonated with so many fans, Vinnie said, "I think it's just a real honest band - it's real straight-forward. We're not afraid to show out good-time side. A lot of bands really take their music a little too seriously - it's a lot of death, gloom and all that kind of stuff. And the world ain't so bad. We like to have a good time with our music, so that's what Hellyeah is all about."

Hellyeah's sophomore album, "Stampede", sold 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 8 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Hellyeah's self-titled debut CD opened with 45,000 units back in April 2007 to land at No. 9.

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    mysticguitar77
    Two straight Hellyeah albums? I was hoping to hear some new Mudvayne in 2011 or 2012 instead we get another Hellyeah album. Disappointing to say the least and it seems I'm not the only one.
    lefty311
    Collectively this band sucks. In each of their own bands, they're great.
    T7E
    Where the **** is the new mudvayne. their last album was a step above the previous two and i wanna see where that path leads damn you