Hellyeah has just released their fourth album and it’s titled “Blood For Blood”. Here is Vinnie in a webisode introducing the album to everybody!
Stream it below or go right to reading reviews, what went into making it, and where to get it.
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Vinnie touched base with thisisnotascene.com about the new album:
TINAS: “Blood For Blood” is the most focused and concise Hellyeah album to date. How did it come out that way?
VP:We really wanted to make the record of our career. We just came off the Gigantour with Black Label Society and a couple of other bands and when the touring cycle for “Band Of Brothers” was completed we really wanted to write a new record and get in the studio and capitalise on the momentum we’ve created because of all the touring. Working with Kevin Churko was another reason why the new record sounds so fresh and focussed. He really knew how to get the best out of us.
TINAS:The new album is also much darker lyric-wise. The whole party atmosphere of the previous albums are all but gone. How come?
VP:As a band we wanted to make a dark, lean and focused heavy metal record. We got all the partying and booze songs out of our system on the previous record. I think we really found our sound on “Blood For Blood” and we’ve matured as a band as well. Tom (guitarist), Chad (singer) and I were all on the same page as what we wanted to achieve with the new record. Unfortunately Greg and Bob weren’t as focused as we were and they were dealing with some massive personal issues as well. That’s why we had to let them go from the band.
TINAS: You guys worked with Kevin Churko. What did he bring to the table as a producer?
VP:Kevin really knew how to get the best out of us and it was really refreshing for me to be just “the drummer” for a change. Five years ago I bought a house in Las Vegas and that’s also the city where Kevin works from. So every now and again we’ve bumped into each other and we were discussing working together at some point. I’m big fan of his work with Ozzy Osbourne and all the other productions he has down and he’s a big fan of the things I’ve done. So when we got to the point in the band that we wanted to work with an outside producer it was a no brainer to work with him. He also got along great with Chad, which really smooth the ride when it came down to record the vocals.
Read the rest of the interview by clicking here.
Here’s a review of the album by Blunt magazine:
Upcoming dates where you can catch Hellyeah supporting “Blood For Blood”:
Jun 26 Ziggy’s Winston Salem, NC
Jun 27 Ziggy’s By The Sea Wilmington, NC
Jun 28 Shiley Acres Inwood, WV
Jul 17 Rock USA Oshkosh, WI
Jul 29 C-Club Berlin, Germany
Jul 30 Fezen Festival Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Aug 01 Wacken Music Festival Hamburg, Germany
Aug 02 Seerock Festival Graz, Austria
Aug 03 Interstate Studio 270 Udine, Italy
Aug 05 Alte Seilerei Mannheim, Germany
Aug 06 Underground Cologne, Germany
Aug 08 Alcatraz Festival Kortrijk, Belgium
Aug 09 Bloodstock Open Air Festival Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Aug 10 The Live Rooms Chester, United Kingdom
Aug 12 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Aug 13 The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Aug 15 Sound Control Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 16 The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Aug 17 The Underworld London, United Kingdom
Sep 13 Aftershock Festival 2014 Sacramento, CA
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, HELLYEAH Announce Fall Tour Dates:
Sep 16 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
Sep 17 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena @ Metrapark
Sep 18 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
Sep 20 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Coliseum
Sep 21 Grand Rapids, MI Deltaplex
Sep 23 Syracuse, NY The Oncenter
Sep 25 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena
Sep 26 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center
Sep 27 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Sep 30 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
Oct 1 Reading, PA Santander Arena
Oct 3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Oct 7 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
Oct 10 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Oct 11 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Arena
Oct 12 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Oct 14 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
Oct 16 Biloxi, MS MS Coast Coliseum
Oct 17 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Oct 22 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
Oct 24 Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock