Hellyeah have officially announced Welcome Home, their last album to feature the late Vinnie Paul, who died last year. The 10-track album, which features advance single “333,” will drop September 27.
The former Pantera drummer had laid down drum tracks for Welcome Home before his death last June of dilated cardiomyopathy—an enlarged heart—as well as severe coronary artery disease. Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga took over as drummer and made his live debut last Saturday in the supergroup’s first show since Paul’s passing.
Mayorga will join Hellyeah for an upcoming North American summer tour. “While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can’t not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we’re not going on the road, we have to,” bassist Kyle Sanders said in a statement.
“Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn’t promote this record properly. He’d be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio and whatever… and we know that,” Sanders added.
Stay tuned for more singles to come from Welcome Home.