HELLYEAH Shares Brand New Music Video For “Black Flag Army”

Hellyeah, by Originate Designs Photography

With two weeks to go until their new album Welcome Home releases via Eleven Seven Music, HELLYEAH has shared a new music video for their brand new song ‘Black Flag Army’! Watch it below! Welcome Home is the final album and tribute to HELLYEAH founder Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTER) who passed away suddenly in June of 2018 from a heart attack. After celebrating the life of Vinnie with an emotional sold-out concert in Las Vegas earlier this year, the band toured extensively across the US where they premiered new material from Welcome Home each night. They continue to honor their late bandmate by donating proceeds from ticket sales to the American Heart Association, helping to raise early awareness for heart disease.Continue reading

Pantera Sets the Record Straight About Status of Vinnie Paul Gravestone

Yesterday Ghost Cult, along with the vast majority of music and metal websites ran with a story after a series of seemingly legit posts on Instagram and Twitter indicated that the gravestone of Vinnie Paul Abbott of Pantera and HELLYEAH had been placed on his plot last week. After many hours, Pantera’s official account on Facebook (see post below) corrected everyone, reporting that the grave marker was finished, photographed and released to the public, but 100% not laid down at the cemetery. Further causing confusion, many Vinnie fans flocked to the cemetery and took to social media to post pictures of Vinnie’s plot, right next to his brother Dimebag Darrell, with no marker on it. Shout out to the Pantera and Vinnie Paul fan community for correcting this and bringing it to the attention of Pantera.com admins. Even though we have rarely printed a retraction in our nearly seven years in operation, Ghost Cult loves and honors the memory and life of Vinnie and feel it is our responsibility to apologize for this lazy reporting by our site and others. We sincerely hope we have not caused any additional undue pain and suffering to fans or his family. Continue reading

HELLYEAH Taps Stone Sour Drummer Roy Mayorga for Upcoming Tour

HELLYEAH has announced that Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga will step behind the drum throne as a guest member, standing in for the late Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away last summer. The band made the announcement via Facebook. Hellyeah has already announced their new album, coming this summer. Continue reading

Hellyeah Premieres New Song “333”, New Album Coming In June

Hellyeah, by Originate Designs Photography

Hellyeah is streaming their brand new song right now! Starting at 8 AM today, jam out to ‘333’ all day on SiriusXM Octane and SiriusXM Liquid Metal. Their new album releases on June 28th from Eleven Seven Music Group. This will be the final Hellyeah album with Vinnie Paul Abbott who passed away last summer. The band filmed the video for ‘333’ music video on March 1 at Duff’s Alcohol Abuse Center, the most famous metal bar in Brooklyn, New York a few weeks back. ‘333’ is a tribute to both Vinnie and his brother Dimebag Darrell, who played together in Pantera and Damageplan. Hellyeah will celebrate Vinnie Paul’s life with a special performance on May 11 at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada.Continue reading

Watch Scour Featuring Phil Anselmo Cover Pantera


Philip H. Anselmo has been honoring his former Pantera bandmates Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul Abbott this fall in live performances with his bands Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals and Scour. At this past weekends show at The Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, Scour covered ‘Slaughtered’, ’25 Years’, and ‘Strength Beyond Strength’, which The Whiskey shared on their YouTube channel. Continue reading

Hellyeah To Release Final Album With Vinnie Paul In 2019

In a Thanksgiving message to fans, Hellyeah promised to release their new album in 2019. The band had completed the album last spring before the passing of drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott who passed away a short time after. The band then canceled their tour and festival schedule for the rest of the year. No word as yet by the band about finding a new drummer or touring plans. Continue reading

Watch Anthrax Pay Tribute To Vinnie Paul With A Pantera Cover

Anthrax is currently on the second leg of the Slayer farewell tour. At their show at The Pavillion at Montage Mountain on July 31st, the band opened and closed the show with snippet’s of Pantera’s thrash metal classic ‘Cowboys From Hell’. The track was played in tribute to Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away in June. Watch Fan-filmed video footage below. Continue reading

Rex Brown Pens Lengthly Tribute To Vinnie Paul

Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown issued a statement on last month’s passing of his former bandmate, ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. Vinnie passed away on June 22nd at the age of 54. In a tribute issued via Rollingstone.com, Brown shared his feeling about his life and times personally and professionally with Vinnie. Continue reading