Heavy metal supergroup (members from Mudvayne, Nothingface, Pantera) HELLYEAH joined Volbeat and Five Finger Death Punch for a three-way metalfest at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth on Oct 11, in support of their fourth studio release, Blood for Blood (aka Sangre por Sangre), which came out on June 10 via Eleven Seven Music.
In a departure from their previous albums, which were all produced by the band members themselves, this latest release was headed by multi-talented Kevin Churko (sound engineer, songwriter, and production), who had previously worked with artists as diverse as Ozzy Osbourne and Shania Twain.
Full photo gallery below. Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with lead singer and co-founder Chad Gray, in which he discusses beginnings, new directions, motivation, and the emotional power of music.
This date in particular was heavily anticipated because Atlanta hometown boy Kyle Sanders (Bloodsimple) recently replaced the departed Bob Zilla on bass. HELLYEAH will be continuing this leg of the tour until October 28 in Broomfield, CO. Please visit http://hellyeahband.com/tour.html for tickets and information.
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