HELLYEAH is filming the official music video for “Human”, the first new track from the band’s forthcoming fifth album, due out later this year. The clip is being directed by Robert Sexton, who has worked with SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, THE DWARVES and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, among others. Sexton previously collaborated with HELLYEAH on the “Hush”, “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” and “Moth” videos.
HELLYEAH will embark on the “We’re All In This Together Tour 2016” in late April. Support on the trek will come from ESCAPE THE FATE, NEW YEARS DAY and FROM ASHES TO NEW. The 18-date tour across the U.S. will kick off on May 2 in Baltimore, Maryland and end June 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
HELLYEAH’s new CD was recorded atThe Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko, who previously worked with HELLYEAH on 2014’s “Blood For Blood”.
HELLYEAH guitarist Tom Maxwell stated about the band’s upcoming effort: “There’s a lot of new stuff coming out that we’ve never tried before, and a lot of heavy shit…. It’s gonna be moody, it’s gonna be dark, it’s gonna be crushing, it’s gonna be heartbreaking, it’s gonna be everything. So it’s gonna be a proper take-off from our last record, but with a lot of new surprises, I think. And just kind of moving forward with the path that we’ve taken with ‘Blood For Blood’. It’s gonna be a really, really savage album, and I’m really excited. I can’t wait for you all to hear it.”
“Blood For Blood” was HELLYEAH’s first album since parting ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob “Zilla” Kahaha in February 2014.
The new members of HELLYEAH are bassist Kyle Sanders and guitarist Christian Brady.
“Blood For Blood” sold around 17,000 copies in its first week of release to land at No. 18 on the Billboard chart.