Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin recently interviewed HELLYEAH for Dean Guitars and asked them about their new album progress. According to Vinnie Paul Abbott the band are “close to about half way” done with the effort.
Abbott said the following:
“I’m gonna say we’re getting close to about half way. We got in and really grinded a lot of music out, and it’s amazing, man.
“Every record since ‘Blood For Blood’ has just been a big, gigantic mountain for us to build and build and this one has already reached a plateau that I know is gonna be… It’s gonna top ‘Unden!able’.”
He also added that they had to take a break due to “a higher-paying customer” hiring Kevin Churko and The Hideout, leading to them being “bumped out for a month or two.”
Tom Maxwell said the following about the musical direction of the material:
“Every record that we’ve done, especially since ‘Blood’, we’ve kind of kept the tree growing, growing different branches here and there off the main root, and it’s no different with this one. It’s gonna be a little bit outside the box, there’s gonna be some stuff that people haven’t heard from us but will understand that we did it, because we’re all over the board, as you know; we don’t pigeonhole ourselves as just being full-blown heavy all the time. So it’s gonna be a good record, when it comes out, eventually.”
Furthermore, Abbott also commented on the group’s current touring plans:
“The deal is we keep having to turn [tours] down, because we can’t get our studio scheduled to jive with what we wanna do. But I really believe by the end of this summer, we’re gonna be back on the map, and definitely by fall — definitely by fall.”