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Stampede CD

Posted June 24 2010 08:43 PM by Johnny Hunkins 
Filed under: Hard Driving

HELLYEAH's Stampede

 HELLYEAH's new CD, Stampede, comes out of the block with the four-barrel wide open!

A video frame from Hellyeah's Hell Of A Time video.

You can’t deny the spiritual connection between fast cars and loud guitars. Ever since Deep Purple recorded the muscle car anthem, “Highway Star,” the marriage between high octane and loud riffage has been a strong, recurring theme. In the case of Hellyeah, a band comprised of members from Pantera, Mudvayne, and Nothingface, their affinity for hot rods, and Mopars in particular, can be seen in the band’s two videos, “Cowboy Way,” and “Hell Of A Time.” These guys take their muscle cars seriously, and according to Hellyeah guitarist, Tom Maxwell, they all grew up with classic iron in the driveway. In fact, Maxwell is in the process of restoring two Dodge Challengers from his Maryland home. The two videos from the band’s sophomore album, Stampede, are in heavy rotation on MTV2, but can also be seen on YouTube. Our favorite is the everyman party anthem, “Hell Of A Time,” where we spotted a ’69 Camaro, a ’66 Charger, a ’66 Mustang, a ’72 Challenger, a ’65 Belvedere, a ’65 Dodge Dart, a ’72 Road Runner, a ’68 Torino, a ’70 Coronet, and an ’09 SRT-8 Challenger. “Cowboy Way” opens up with a ’70 ‘Cuda wearing Budnik wheels doing a burnout in a church parking lot, and can been seen throughout the video. As for the music, it’s hardcore heavy metal. If you like your whiskey straight and your Flowmasters loud, Stampede is your kind of rock record!

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