Americanii de la Hellyeah au lansat in format digital “333“, primul cantec inclus pe noul album de studio, material care contine ultimele inregistrari cu regretatul baterist Vinnie Paul. Discul, al carui nume nu a fost dat publicitatii, va fi lansat in aceasta vara prin intermediul celor de la Eleven Seven Music Group.
Vinnie Paul, care a fost baterist in trupele Pantera, Hellyeah si Damageplan, a murit la varsta de 54 de ani pe 22 iunie 2018.
Ca si precedentele doua albume, “Blood for Blood” (2014) si “Unden!able” (2016), noul produs a fost inregistrat in studioul The Hideout Recording Studio din Las Vegas, Nevada cu ajutorul producatorului Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Modern Science, Five Finger Death Punch, Hinder, In This Moment).
Despre “333”, solistul vocal Chad Gray a declarat:
“Vinnie originally came up with the idea for “333”. A lot of people may think Vinnie was just a drummer, but he was much more than just a badass, slamming, smashing drummer. He understood production and composition and he was very much a contributor to the writing process. This song was his baby; it belonged to and came from him. Unfortunately, by the time I was ready to actually write the lyrics, it was after Vinnie had passed. The lyrics embrace and recognize the feelings that most metal fans have. Being treated like outcasts and being judged for the way we look or dress. It’s a reminder to all the metal fans that no matter what, you will always have a place in our worldwide metal community. With that said… Welcome to the family! We’re all the root of half-evil-reppin 333.
I love “333” and what it represents — being half evil. It was a part of Dime (Darrell Abbott) and Vinnie before Hellyeah was formed and very much became a part of Hellyeah as we carried the torch for Dimebag. They were both so accepting of me and many others, and they taught us to treat people with respect, dignity and humility.”