Hellyeah have announced the release date for their new studio album and there is news that they have also undergone a major lineup change, where they lost two members and gained a new one.
Guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne) and bassist Bob Zilla (Damageplan) have apparently left the band, which still features Mudvayne's Chad Gray, Pantera's Vinnie Paul and Nothingface's Tom Maxwell.
Zilla has reportedly been replaced by Kyle Sanders from Bloodsimple. Our news partner's Banana 101.5 report that the band's only statement on the matter came in the comments section of their Facebook page, where they wrote, "Things happen for necessary reasons. It's so easy for people to assume or makeup reasons for things. Don't ASSUME anything! The reasons for this parting of ways was for the better good. When you hear the new record you'll understand."
The band have announced a June 10th release date for their new studio album, "Blood for Blood", which they recorded in Las Vegas with producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment).
The group will be releasing two digital singles from the album on March 25th. 'Sangre Per Sangre (Blood for Blood)' is set to be the album's lead track and will be sent to rock radio in April and the band will also be releasing the track 'Cross to Bier (Cradle of Bones)' will be released to metal radio.
Fans will be able to catch the new lineup of Hellyeah at several music festivals this fall.
04/26 - Welcome To Rockville - Jacksonville, FL
05/4 - Carolina Rebellion - Charlotte, NC
05/10 - Rise Above Fest - Bangor, ME
05/23 - Rocklahoma - Oklahoma City, OK
05/24 - River City Rockfest - San Antonio, TX