After this weekend’s courageous and emotional sold-out concert celebrating the life of Vinnie Paul, hard rock purveyors HELLYEAH announce today the title of their sixth studio album “Welcome Home”, and new release date, Friday, September 27, via Eleven Seven Music. New video for the title track will be available May 17, and available for preorder here with an immediate download of the track.
The show, which began with an emotional procession by the Las Vegas Golden Knights DrumBots, and a Live painting by renowned fine-artist Rob Prior, marked the first time the band has taken the stage since Paul’s passing, and the debut of Stone Sour member Roy Mayorga as fill-in. In a poignant moment during the set, Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Kats (Katsilometes) presented the band with an official proclamation from the Clark County Board of Commissioners declaring May 11th, 2019 as “Vinnie Paul Day”, for his incomparable role as a musician, and helping make the Entertainment Industry in the City of Las Vegas what it is today. A portion of the proceeds from the sold-out show, were donated to The American Heart Association in honor of Vinnie Paul.
“Welcome Home”, the eagerly anticipated new album featuring the late Vinnie Paul’s final recordings, will unleash 10 tracks, driven by their love, loyalty, reverence and respect for their fallen brother, including the first fiery song, “333,” recently released. Watch the official music video here.
As bassist Kyle Sanders so succinctly stated:
“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”.