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Hellyeah announce first album since death of Vinnie Paul

By | Published on Wednesday 15 May 2019

Vinnie Paul

Hellyeah have announced that they will release their first album since the death of drummer Vinnie Paul, titled ‘Welcome Home’, in September.

Paul died last summer while the band were still in the process of recording the album, which his bandmates subsequently completed. They announced its release after a show to pay tribute to the late drummer, also formerly of Pantera, last weekend. The show saw Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga step in to take the place of Paul in the band’s line-up.

The outfit is now set to head out on a US tour later this summer to promote the new record. Bassist Kyle Sanders explains: “While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can’t not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we’re not going on the road, we have to. Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn’t promote this record properly. He’d be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio and whatever and we know that”.

‘Welcome Home’ is set for release on 27 Sep. Watch the video for the first track to be released from it, ‘333’, here: