It's been three years since the release of Hellyeah's self-titled debut, and it'll be some months before the heavy metal supergroup -- featuring Mudvayne's Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett, Nothingface's Tom Maxwell, Damageplan's Bob Zilla and Pantera's Vinnie Paul -- issues the follow-up, which Paul is already saying will be heavier than its predecessor. This spring, Hellyeah will be previewing some of the new material when they hit the road for what's expected to be a full-scale U.S. tour.

"We have a big announcement next week as we get ready for the 'Stampede 2010' to begin ... it's on!," Vinnie Paul wrote online late last week, psyching fans up about their upcoming touring plans. Hellyeah will be touring in support of the new disc, and they've booked a tour with Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil.

So far, just four of the trek's dates have been revealed. The tour will be stopping in Madison, Wisc. on May 11; La Crosse, Wisc. on May 18; Peoria, Ill. on May 19; and Milwaukee on May 22. More dates will be rolled out this week.