Chad Gray – vocals
Gregg Tribbett – guitar
Tom Maxwell – guitar
Vinnie Paul – drums
Bob Zilla - bass
HELLYEAH. Four musicians, three bands = creative collision of sonic proportions.
Pantera and Damageplan double-kick maestro, drummer Vinnie Paul, singer and lyricist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett (both from Mudvayne) along with guitarist Tom Maxwell (Nothingface) have combined forces to stop you in your tracks …and listen to theirs. HELLYEAH’s self-titled debut features the best elements of these bands – vocals that veer maniacally between singer and song, surging, southern metal guitar groove, throbbing bass lines and hammering, ground-shaking beats, all with a feel and flavor that’s both contemporary and timeless.
While HELLYEAH didn’t officially become a band until 2006, Gray and Maxwell actually started working together four years ago, after their two bands went on tour together. When they got back from the road, Gray flew from Illinois to Nothingface’s practice space in Baltimore, Maryland to spend a couple days hanging out and writing songs. The jam produced the volcanic “Waging War,” which appears on HELLYEAH. Before the musicians could reconvene to work on more material, Gray got consumed with working on Mudvayne’s Lost and Found. When Mudvayne finished touring for the album, he contacted Montano again and said he was ready to roll, and so was Tribbett, who was brought in as the second guitarist.