HELLYEAH visited San Bernardino, CA. on the second stop of the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on June 27th.
Natalia Britt of California News interviewed CHAD GRAY of HELLYEAH at the Mayhem Festival, who discusses SLAYER, the video “HUSH”, and the forthcoming record.
The band is on the road with a new single, message and story for fans and have partnered with domestic abuse prevention organization NO MORE. In their #HushNoMore campaign, HELLYEAH have been sending messages of hope and support to survivors of domestic abuse. The band released their music video for HUSH in April. This song and music video tell the story of front man Chad Gray’s personal life experience dealing with family violence.
Lyrical excerpts from the song “HUSH” by HELLYEAH
“You pray for quiet, but inside your head the screams won’t silence,
I remember those days,
The terror that’s the home, the fear that’s in your bones,
It just won’t go away.
The strangle holds, the insulting names,
the wound up shirt around his fist,
the nose to nose beer stinking breath,
thrown down onto the floor,
so battered bruised and sore,
choked down onto the bed, and thrash until you break your neck
Retain the violence, locks up your heart like a secret closet,
So no one can penetrate,
Just can’t just stand the touch, affection weighs too much,
You push everyone away, from…
The reckoning, the venom stings,
Whipped so bad I pissed myself,
still wear the beatings from that belt,
If this reminds you of home,
You better know you’re not alone
Hold a gun up to my head and I’ll pull the trigger on myself
Hell’s where I was Born
Hell’s where I was Raised
This Hell is where I’m From
And this hell is where I’ll stay
The hush is all I need
to hush the misery
The hush that belongs to me
like the hush inside a dream,
just be still and pray
and let the noise just fade away
These are the memories in me, you didn’t wanna know,
you didn’t wanna know,
These are the memories we keep, we don’t wanna show,
we don’t wanna show,
but now at least you know….you’re not alone!
Hush is all I need, to hush the misery
the hush belongs to me, like the hush inside a dream”
Live HELLYEAH photos from San Manuel Amphitheater
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