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HELLYEAH

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Hellyeah is an American heavy metal supergroup, consisting of Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett, Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla, and former Pantera, Rebel Meets Rebel and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul. The idea to form a supergroup originated in 2001 on the Tattoo the Earth tour, although plans were constantly put on hold due to scheduling conflicts. The summer of 2006 allowed the band to take the project seriously and record its first album.

Recorded at Chasin' Jason studio in Dimebag Darrell's backyard, a self-titled album was completed in roughly one month. Released in April 2007, the album entered the Billboard 200 Albums chart at #9, while reaching #15 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart and at #3 Billboard Rock Albums chart.

A week after the album's release, original bassist Jerry Montano left the band. Ex-Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla replaced him, and the band released a DVD titled, “Below the Belt” in November 2007.

Their second studio album, “Stampede,” was recorded in drummer Vinnie Paul's Texas home studio and released in July 2010. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200, making it their highest-charted album to date. The first single, “Hell of a Time,” was released in June 2010.

“Band of Brothers,” their third album was again recorded in Texas at Paul’s home studio and issued in July 2012. Released through Eleven Seven Music, the band's new record label home after leaving Epic Records, the album debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200.

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