March 22, 2007
HELLYEAH: Hard-Hitting Supergroup Ready for
April 10 Release
By Randy J. Klodz
What happens when Mudvayne’s Chad Gray (vocals) and Gregg Tribbett (guitar)
and Nothingface’s Tom Maxwell (guitar) and Jerry Montano (bass) combine hard-rock
forces with former Pantera and Damageplan drum-thumper Vinnie Paul?
The instant response by any fan of hard-rock might be HELLYEAH.
As to be anticipated, the buzz for HELLYEAH, a band of this caliber, is fierce.
A quick peek at the comments left at the band’s high-traffic official MySpace
page indicates even fans of the band can hardly believe it be legal to place
each of these musicians in the same room let alone form a band, record and
And the results are pleasantly lethal. HELLYEAH’s debut, self-titled effort
is due to hit stores like a hammer on April 10.
Chad Gray’s vocals hit home naturally as one of hard-rock’s best and soaring
voices, as present on the band’s initial single “You Wouldn’t Know” with its
churning “You couldn’t be me / You couldn’t be me even if you wanted to” refrain.
With HELLYEAH, it appears Gray was ready to rock and exorcise some personal
As of press time, fans were able to access three tracks from the band’s forthcoming
album at HELLYEAH’s official MySpace page. Each preview track, including the
aforementioned “You Wouldn’t Know” as well as hard-hitters “Matter of Time”
and the self-titled track are sure to put a fist in the air of any fan of
Other songs like “Rotten to the Core,” “Thank You“ and “Waging War” are also
sure to be fan-favorites along the way once the album is released.
Fans of Mudvayne and/or Nothingface need not fret. Those bands are scheduled
to continue forward as this supergroup is not projected to be a full-time
Although definitive tour plans have yet to be nailed down, be sure to check
for more info.