Pantera icon Dimebag Darrell Abbott will be heard on upcoming Hellyeah album Undeniable, guitarist Tom Maxwell has confirmed.
Dimebag was shot dead on stage in 2004 while performing with Damageplan, featuring his brother Vinnie Paul Abbott, who formed Hellyeah two years later.
The pair once laid down a cover of Phil Collins track I Don’t Care Anymore, which has remained in Paul’s archive ever since.
Maxwell tells 97.7 QLZ: “Dime and Vinnie recorded that track years ago. We went in, dug up his tracks and put it on the record. So we’ve got a little Dime. Dime’s on our album.”
He adds: “It’s just an honest record, man. We just went in there and didn’t know what we were going to do.
“I think we just matured. We’re writing some of the most savage music – we’re digging deep and reinventing ourselves on some things.
“It’s exciting. We’re got some great songs.”
Undeniable, Hellyeah’s fifth album, is released on June 3. Hellyeah are currently touring North America, and just released a stream of their track Startariot. Vinnie Paul recently explained why he felt it was time to return to the city where Dimebag was killed.
Hellyeah Unden!able tracklist
- Scratch A Lie
- Be Unden!able
- Leap of Faith
- Blood Plague
- I Don’t Care Anymore
- Live Or Die
- Love Falls
Hellyeah tour dates 2016
May 24: Louisville Mercury Ballroom, KY
May 25: Arlington Heights H.O.M.E, IL
May 27: Columbia The Blue Note, MO
May 28: Pryor Rocklahoma, OK
May 29: San Antonio River City Rockfest, TX
May 31: Denver The Summit Music Hall, CO
Jun 01: Salt Lake City The Complex-Rockwell, UT
Jun 03: San Diego House of Blues, CA
Jun 04: Riverside Riverside Municipal Auditorium, CA
Jun 05: Las Vegas The Foundry At SLS, NV
Jun 18: Des Moines 7 Flags Event Center, IA
Jun 19: Wichita The Cotillion, KS
Jun 21: Lubbock Lonestar Pavilion, TX
Jun 22: Midland La Hacienda Event Center, TX
Jun 24: Abilene Abilene Civic Center, TX
Jun 25: El Paso Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, TX
Jun 27: Corpus Christi Concrete Street Amphitheater, TX
Jun 29: Birmingham Iron City, AL
Jun 30: Orlando Hard Rock Live, FL
Jul 02: St Petersburg Jannus Live, FL
Jul 03: Myrtle Beach House of Blues, SC
Jul 05: Atlanta The Masquerade, GA
Jul 06: Raleigh The Ritz, NC
Jul 08: Norfolk The NorVA, VA
Jul 09: Inwood Shiley Acres, WV
Jul 10: Asheville The Orange Peel, NC
Jul 12: Peoria Limelight Event Complex, IL