Dallas, Texas USA-based Alternative-Metal supergroup HELLYEAH began recording in 2006 with Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribett also from Mudvayne, guitarist Tom Maxwell of Nothingface, bassist Jerry Montano another from Nothingface and former Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott.
The group's debut self-titled album was released in April 2007 via Epic
Records; it crested at the #9 spot on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart
with the monster single "You Wouldn't Know" rising to #5 on
The Hot Mainstream Rock chart. "Alcohaulin'ass" followed, peaking
at #7 and the final single, "Thank You", reached the #37 position
on the same chart.
Shortly after the album's release, Montano left the fold and was replaced by Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla who toured with the band for the rest of the year; Gray and Tribbett also toured with HELLYEAH in support of the CD, in between, they recorded the next Mudvayne album.
The sophomore album from the Metal titans, "Stampede", arrived in July 2010, preceded by a free downloadable track called "Cowboy Way". The disc debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 producing the Active Rock smash "Hell Of A Time" which hit #20 on The Rock Songs and #37 on The Alternative Songs charts. The second official single was "Better Man", another Active Rock top 30 entrant.
HELLYEAH issued their third outing, entitled "Band Of Brothers" in July 2012. The album, the group's first effort for their new label home, Eleven Seven Music, reached #20 on The Billboard Top 200 listing. The first single, "War In Me", was a minor hit but the title-track earned the band a new Mainstream Rock radio top 30 hit.