Nev Pearce of Australia's "Rabid Noise" podcast recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. You can now listen to the chat below.
Asked if it's too early for fans to expect the follow-up to HELLYEAH's 2014 album "Blood For Blood" in the near future, Vinnie said: "No, not at all, man. As a matter of fact, I just got off the phone with 'Blood For Blood' producer] Kevin Churko today, and he's definitely gonna produce our next record as well. We're gonna start in October, spend three months in the studio with him, and the record will probably be out around March or April next year. So we're gonna keep the pedal to the metal and keep kicking ass."
In a 2014 interview with This Is Not A Scene, Vinnie Paul stated about working with Churko on "Blood For Blood": "Kevin really knew how to get the best out of us, and it was really refreshing for me to be just 'the drummer' for a change. Five years ago, I bought a house in Las Vegas and that's also the city where Kevin works from. So every now and again we've bumped into each other and we were discussing working together at some point. I'm big fan of his work with Ozzy Osbourne and all the other productions he has done, and he's a big fan of the things I've done. So when we got to the point in the band that we wanted to work with an outside producer, it was a no-brainer to work with him. He also got along great with Chad [Gray, HELLYEAH singer], which really smoothed the ride when it came down to record the vocals."
"Blood For Blood", was the band's first release since parting ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kahaha in 2013.
The new members of HELLYEAH are bassist Kyle Sanders and 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.