In spring of this year I was contacted by Eleven Seven Music to shoot the new promo and press material for the band Hellyeah. Of course this was a no-brainer for me, as the band features Chad and Greg of Mudvayne and Vinnie Paul of Pantera/Damageplan. We flew to Las Vegas and spent three days with the band shooting in-studio, eating some incredible food and hanging out at Vinnie’s house for drinks.
Seriously. Vinnie F***ing Paul’s house! I remember driving around in my parents Ford Taurus in high school
listening to blasting Cowboys From Hell… and a few years later meeting him at a show in Milwaukee and getting him to sign a drum stick. And here I am, shooting his band’s press photos and drinking Coors at his pool. Are you kidding me???
These shots come on the heels of the bands album release this week, “Band of Brothers“. We spent about 4 hours shooting in the studio and the majority of the shots ended up being composites once the project was wrapped. The day prior to working with the band, Trevor and I drove from Las Vegas to Death Valley on the California state line to custom shoot all the composite backgrounds.
Revolver Magazine, Jul/Aug 2012:
Metal Hammer Magazine, Aug 2012:
Australian in-store display: