Hellyeah - Biography




Although officially formed in 2006, the heavy metal group's story came long before that. In 2003 Chad Gray from Mudvayne approached Nothingface's Jerry Montano and Tom Maxwell to do a work together. Tagging along his guitarist band mate Greg Tribbett, Chad had a band in mind and they needed a drummer to form a complete band and Vinnie Paul Abbot who was at that time already parted ways with Pantera and Damageplan joined.

Anticipating the empty slot of bassist after Jerry Montano departed from the band just weeks after their debut album's release, the band quickly filled it with Damageplan's ex-bassist Bob Zilla.

2 albums were recorded with this line-up and in 2013 the band announced on their Facebook page that they were in the process of writing and recording a new album. In February 2014, the band announced the tracklist and title of their upcoming album to be Blood For Blood, released on June 10. It was also announced that guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob Zilla have departed the band, and Bloodsimple's Kyle Sanders being the new bassist.