David “Gus” Griesinger of BackstageAxxess.com conducted an interview with the Atlantic recording group HALESTORM at the 2012 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.
HALESTORM has announced the release of its hugely anticipated new album. “The Strange Case Of…” arrives in stores and at all DSPs on April 10. The CD is heralded by the electrifying new single, “Love Bites (So Do I)”, impacting now at rock radio outlets nationwide. The track — as well as three other highlights from “The Strange Case Of…” — is featured on HALESTORM‘s new EP, “Hello, It’s Mz. Hyde”, which is available today at all leading digital retailers.
Produced by Howard Benson (who previously collaborated with the Pennsylvania-based hard rock band on their self-titled 2009 debut), “The Strange Case Of…” was recently named among Revolver‘s “Most Anticipated Albums of the Year.” “Led by one of our favorite rocker babes, singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale, (HALESTORM) promise a more personal album for their follow-up,” the magazine noted. “But don’t expect them to get all sappy on us. There should still be more than enough of the band’s now signature raucous attitude and righteous riffs for any headbanger to get off.”
Currently poised to embark on a European tour alongside Atlantic‘s own SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM will hit the road hard to support “The Strange Case Of…”, beginning with a major U.S. trek alongside GODSMACK and fellow Atlantic recording group STAIND. The dates get underway April 13 at Augusta, Georgia’s John Paul Jones Arena and then continue through mid-May.
Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, HALESTORM has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary new force in modern hard rock. “Halestorm” made a top 5 debut on SoundScan‘s “Hard Music” chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive The Billboard 200. The album subsequently sold more than 300,000 copies, and half a million cumulative tracks. Produced by Howard Benson (DAUGHTRY, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, FLYLEAF), the album earned extensive acclaim for its infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough-and-tumble grooves.
“The Strange Case Of…” marks HALESTORM‘s first release since last year’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP”, which saw the band putting their unique stamp on a diverse collection of classic songs, including tracks by GUNS N’ ROSES, THE BEATLES, HEART, TEMPLE OF THE DOG, SKID ROW, and LADY GAGA. HALESTORM also unleashed their first-ever live CD/DVD, “Live In Philly 2010”, featuring such favorites from the band’s self-titled debut as “It’s Not You”, “Familiar Taste of Poison” and the rock radio smash “I Get Off”.
True road warriors, HALESTORM made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such artists as SHINEDOWN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and DISTURBED. Last year saw the band traveling the country on the blockbuster “Avalanche Tour 2011”, joining such hard rock luminaries as STONE SOUR, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, ART OF DYING, and fellow Atlantic recording group SKILLET.
“Hello, It’s Mz. Hyde” EP track listing:
01. Love Bites (So Do I)
02. Rock Show
03. Daughters Of Darkness
04. Here’s To Us
“The Strange Case Of…” track listing:
01. Love Bites (So Do I)
02. Mz. Hyde
03. I Miss The Misery
04. Freak Like Me
05. Beautiful With You
06. In Your Room
07. Break In
08. Rock Show
09. Daughters Of Darkness
10. You Call Me A Bitch Like It’s A Bad Thing
11. American Boys
12. Here’s To Us