HELLYEAH will enter The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada in early November to begin recording its sixth album. The follow-up to 2016's "Unden!able" will once again be produced by Kevin Churko, who helmed the band's last effort and its predecessor, 2014's "Blood For Blood".
During an interview with VintageRock.com on the "black carpet" at this year's Loudwire Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott stated about the group's plans for the coming months (see video below): "We just finished a hundred and ninety-two tour dates with HELLYEAH. Our current single, 'Love Falls', is Number Five in the United States Of America right now and still climbing. And we start in about a week and a half with Kevin Churko in Las Vegas on our next record. So things are going good, we're staying busy, and we're looking forward to a busy, busy, busy year next year."
HELLYEAH guitarist Tom Maxwell told Metalshop TV earlier in the year that he wanted to keep using Churko for the remainder of the band's record career. "I don't wanna work with anybody else," he said. "[He's] kind of like the sixth member.
"For me, producers… It's a loosely thrown around word," he continued. "In my opinion, most producers are just glorified engineers. They know how to do good sounds, but a good producer, to me, is a composer who can bring ideas, who can help you re-write your song five or six different ways. And that's a good thing to have. I welcome feedback, and I welcome other ideas. It just inspires me. You might not like it, you might like it; you've just gotta try it and see if it works."
"Unden!able" was released on June 3, 2016 via Eleven Seven Music. The effort marked the first time HELLYEAH's current lineup — Maxwell, Abbott, singer Chad Gray, guitarist Christian Brady and bassist Kyle Sanders — recorded together as a unit.
A "deluxe" edution of "Unden!able" will be made available on October 27 via Eleven Seven Music as a CD/DVD Best Buy exclusive and CD and live audio digital deluxe. The physical package contains the fan-shot live concert DVD, "We're All In This Together". The digital package contains the live audio from the DVD.
"Unden!able" features three Top 10 U.S. Active Rock singles: "Human", "I Don't Care Anymore" and "Love Falls".
Featuring footage from HELLYEAH's Australian leg of the 2015 "Blood For Blood" world tour captured by the band's fans, "We're All In This Together" also includes frank on-camera discussions with Gray discussing the heavy metal lifestyle and their history within the heavy metal community.