Hear Hellyeah’s Angst-Wracked New Song “Welcome Home,” Featuring Vinnie Paul Drumming

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Hellyeah have released the angst-wracked title track and second single from their forthcoming new, sixth album, Welcome Home, along with its  official music video, which was directed by William “Wombat” Felch and Sebastien Paquet. Welcome Home also includes the single “333” and is due to be released on September 27th via Eleven Seven Music; it features the final studio recording from the band’s longtime drummer and Pantera legend Vinnie Paul, who passed away in June 2018 after laying down his drum tracks for the album.

On Saturday, May 11th, Hellyeah played their first show since Paul’s death. The band — singer Chad Gray, guitarists Tom Maxwell and Christian Brady and bassist Kyle Sanders — enlisted Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga, a longtime friend of Paul’s, to handle drum duties at the concert, which was a billed as “A Celebration of the Life of Vinnie Paul” and took place at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada. A portion of the proceeds from the sold-out show, were donated to The American Heart Association. The celebration notably included the official declaration of May 11th as “Vinnie Paul Day” in Clark County, a.k.a. the area of Las Vegas, where the Texas-born Paul spent his later years before his passing.

Hellyeah U.S. tour dates
Jul 23: Atlanta Buckhead Theatre, GA
Jul 24: Myrtle Beach House of Blues, SC
Jul 26: Silver Springs The Fillmore, MD
Jul 27: Inwood Shiley Acres, WV
Jul 28: Boston House Of Blues, MA
Jul 30: Stroudsburg Sherman Theater, PA
Jul 31: Cleveland House Of Blues, OH
Aug 01: Green Bay The Green Bay Distillery, WI
Aug 03: Denver Summit, CO
Aug 04: Sturgis Iron Horse Saloon, SD
Aug 07: Minneapolis Varsity Theater, MN
Aug 08: Chicago House Of Blues, IL
Aug 10: Detroit The Fillmore, MI
Aug 11: Grand Rapids 20 Monroe Live, MI
Aug 13: Wichita The Cotillion, KS
Aug 14: Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom, OK
Aug 16: Houston House Of Blues, TX
Aug 17: Dallas House of Blues, TX