Hellyeah set UK release for Stampede

Hellyeah, the US five-piece featuring members of Pantera, Mudvayne, Nothingface & Damageplan, will have their second/latest studio album ‘Stampede’ released on Spinefarm Records UK on June 28th 2010.

Produced by drummer Vinnie Paul (Pantera/Damageplan) and engineer Sterling Winfield, the record features 11 brand new studio numbers, including lead track ‘Cowboy Way’, first single/video ‘Hell Of A Time’ and the teasingly titled ‘Pole Dancer’.

Formed in 2006, HY – completed by frontman Chad Gray & guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne), guitarist Tom Maxwell (Nothingface) & bassist Bob Zilla (Damageplan) – enjoyed considerable Stateside success with their debut 2007 outing, simply titled ‘HELLYEAH’; driven forward by tracks such as ‘You Wouldn’t Know’ & ‘Alcohaulin’ Ass’, both major US hits, the album smashed its way into the Billboard Top 10, going on to sell in excess of 365,000 copies in America alone.

And now comes ‘Stampede’, available across a variety of formats (including double coloured vinyl plus a limited edition with branded bull’s head!), this time supported by an extensive European touring plan that will see the five playing a number of festivals, including a main-stage appearance at Download in the UK on June 12th, before returning in the Autumn for a major run of headline dates.

They will also be playing live at this year’s prestigious Metal Hammer Awards (June 14th), followed by a headline show at King’s College in London (June 15th), driving an outsize 18-wheeler across the middle ground between the Southern rock of Skynyrd on the one side and the party groove of prime-time Van Halen on the other. Iconically American they may be, but they’re happy for anyone, anywhere to join in with the fun…

“Y’know, I couldn’t wait to write this record,” explains Chad. “I can’t wait for our fans to hear it, and I definitely can’t wait to hit the f**king stage and play it! ‘Stampede’ represents every emotion that you’ve ever had and everything that screams HELLYEAH. There’s no smoke and mirrors with what we are. What you see is what you get. And what you get is five guys bringin’ it, a head full of music, bleeding ears and most likely … drunk!”


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