Halestorm Begin Recording New Album

Halestorm have officially started the recording process for their new album. Lzzy Hale confirmed the news during a recent appearance on “The MetalSucks Podcast.”

Hale said the following:

“We started demoing for this record in the middle of our last record cycle, when we were still on tour. I was in our practice room every day on tour, with my amps and everything, I would just force myself to write something every day. So, when we finally got to the point where we were, like, ‘Okay, let’s see what we’ve got,’ we all sit down and [go], ‘That one beats that one.’ It’s very much like having this thousand-piece puzzle, and you dump it all out. And you’re, like, ‘Okay, I know it all goes together’ [laughs], ‘but I don’t know what the picture is yet.’

So we’ve been piecing stuff together. We actually just — this week — ended up doing this socially distant version of getting into the studio with our producer. So we’ve actually begun recording. And so that’s exciting. It was a much-needed change of routine. We’re pulling in about 14-hour days. [Laughs] We go in and we’re, like, ‘All right. It’s almost 11 o’clock. We probably should go home and get some sleep, so we can come and do it all over again.’

So, yeah, it’s exciting. We’re working on a new record. I love this new material, and I’m super excited to get to the other side, whenever that may be.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Halestorm Have Demoed “About 60 Ideas” For Their Next Album

While responding to a fan on Twitter, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale confirmed that the band have demoed “about 60 ideas” for their new album. She said the following about that:

“We have about 60 ideas demoed… we are just trying to narrow it down to what is worthy of the new album.”

Halestorm To Reissue “Live In Philly 2010” On Vinyl

Halestorm will be reissuing their live album “Live In Philly 2010” on clear and black mixed colored vinyl this December. The effort has been remastered by Ted Jensen and it will be limited to 5,000 copies. Pre-orders can be found HERE and they are expected to ship on December 11. Lzzy Hale commented:

“10 years ago was the beginning of a new lifetime. We had just released our first album on Atlantic Records. It was a time of discovering who we were, not just to ourselves…but who we were to the world. When I listen to this live album, I still remember the feeling of beautiful panic before hitting the stage at the TLA, a place where I had experienced the live shows of many of my idols as a young Pennsylvania girl. Most of these songs were relatively new and some we were performing live for the first time. I can hear the growling hunger of the four of us. We were ravenous and hell bent on proving ourselves on a new level. This show was a step forward toward a future unknown…the rest is history.”

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale: “I’ve Been Writing, Honestly, Some Of The Best Songs I’ve Ever Written”

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale discussed the material that she has been working on amid the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to the extra downtime, the frontwoman says she has been able to write “some of the best songs [she’s] ever written.”

Hale said the following:

“I’ve been writing, honestly, some of the best songs I’ve ever written, because I’ve just had the time, and there isn’t any deadline and nobody’s breathing down my neck, saying, ‘Hey, where are those demos?’.

I haven’t been home without a gig for this long in probably over 15 years, so that’s a strange thing. I think in one way, I have the time, but in another way, I’m seeking that high out, I’m seeking that joy that I find from playing out live every night. I’m not writing for any other reason — I’m not writing for a deadline, I’m not writing for a record, even though technically I am; we are technically working on a new HALESTORM record. But I’m writing from such a position of joy right now, literally just getting excited about some small piece of music. And I’m taking more risks now, because I have the space and the time and I’ve settled into something. And I’m not even quite sure what that is, and I feel like it’s gonna reveal itself maybe later, but right now, I’m in it, and it’s exciting.

It’s funny, because I thought about these pros and cons. The cons of this pandemic have been I have to be home and I don’t get to do what I love to do, as in travel. I’m not with my road crew and my bandmates every day. But on the other hand, everything that I was writing before the pandemic hit I kind of put on the backburner and I just started fresh. The lyrics mean something different now, and the music means something different now. It’s not just this thing you do because it’s fun to play. It’s almost like you’re being your own ambassador of rock music. And what does that actually mean to you, besides just, like, ‘Yeah, we’re gonna rock out.’ Like, what is that? So it’s been fun to go down that rabbit hole.”

She also added the following when asked if any songs are fully tracked:

“I have a lot that’s fully tracked. It’s kind of been a relay sport, because we’re not all in the same room. So how it’s pretty much been going is that, obviously, I have a studio down here, but I have two writing stations upstairs — one by a piano and then one just a simple rock rig with a guitar. So basically, I’ve been writing the song in its entirety in how I see fit, and then I pass the baton to my guitar player, and then I pass the baton to our rhythm section, and then we discuss it later. It’s been really exciting. We have a lot that’s finished, which I think is awesome.

With this pandemic and the future kind of being unknown, at least for me, the way I’m feeling is that I’m living in the now. I’m, like, hey, if this is the last song I ever write right now, I’m gonna finish it and I’m gonna enjoy every bit of it. I’m not gonna settle. I’m not writing for radio or what I think the fans wanna hear or what I think our label wants to hear, our management — whatever it is — I’m writing from an element of my truth. And I’ve always done that, but I think it’s just peeling back another layer of that onion.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale To Host Season Three Of AXS TV’s “A Year In Music”

AXS TV have announced that Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale will be hosting season three of their “A Year In Music” series. That show will return on October 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT and a trailer for it can be found HERE.

The following was said about season three on axs.tv:

“Season three highlights include in-depth profiles detailing how the music world came together in 2001 following the terrorist attacks on September 11th; the landmark music scene of 1998, which saw the release of the breakthrough album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill and the rise of MTV’s hit TRL series, which helped launch the careers of pop superstars such as Britney Spears, *NSYNC and Christina Aguilera; and the pop renaissance of 2008, which saw the emergence of current powerhouse performers such as Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Beyoncé, and the election of Barack Obama; as well as the inspiring world anthems of 1986, fueled by hits such as “We Are The World” and “True Colors,” and the Hands Across America movement; and the bitter East Coast vs. West Coast rap rivalries of 1996 which came to a head following the death of hip-hop trailblazer Tupac Shakur.”

Hale commented:

“Music is a true passion of mine, and I have always been intrigued by how it so perfectly reflects the social and historical happenings of the time in which it is created. Hosting ‘A Year In Music’ is a dream come true for me, as it allows me to both discuss and learn about music’s impact on history and then share that knowledge with music lovers across the world. I am grateful to AXS TV for this incredible opportunity and I cannot wait for it to air!”

Before she makes her debut on the show, Hale will be taking part in an interview with SiriusXM’s Dave Holmes. That chat will air during the August 28 episode of “At Home And Social.”

Listen To Halestorm’s Cover Of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”

Halestorm have officially released their new EP “Halestorm Reimagined.” Among the songs on that effort is a cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” You can check that out below. In addition to that track, the effort also features reimagined versions of “I Get Off,” “I Miss The Misery,” “I Am The Fire,” “Break In,” and “Mz. Hyde.” If you missed it, a video for the new version of “Break In,” which features Evanescence’s Amy Lee, can be found HERE.

Halestorm Premiere Video For Reimagined Version Of “Break In” Featuring Evanescence’s Amy Lee

Halestorm have premiered a new video for the new reimagined version of “Break In.” This version of the track features Evanescence’s Amy Lee and it will appear on the band’s new EP “Halestorm Reimagined,” which is set to be released on August 14. Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale commented:

“One of the stand out moments on this EP is a duet of our song ‘Break In‘ featuring the amazingly incomparable Amy Lee. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz, we recorded this duet pre-COVID-19, together in the same room, live, as a full performance from beginning to end. Amy brought new meaning to this song, turning what was once just a love song into a statement of unity and support for each other.”

Halestorm Premiere Reimagined Version Of “Break In” Featuring Evanescence’s Amy Lee

Halestorm have shared a reimagined version of their song “Break In” featuring Evanescence’s Amy Lee. This track will appear on the band’s new EP “Halestorm Reimagined,” which will be released on August 14. That effort will also feature a cover of “I Will Always Love You,” the song made famous by Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton, and reimagined versions of “I Get Off,” “I Miss The Misery,” “I Am The Fire,” and “Mz. Hyde.”

Halestorm To Release “Reimagined” EP In August

Halestorm will be releasing a new EP titled “Reimagined” on August 14. The effort will feature reworked versions of five of the band’s songs and a cover of “I Will Always Love You,” the song made famous by Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton. Here’s the track listing:

01. “I Get Off”
02. “I Miss The Misery”
03. “I Am The Fire”
04. “Break In” (feat. Evanescence’s Amy Lee)
05. “I Will Always Love You”
06. “Mz. Hyde”

Lzzy Hale On Halestorm’s Upcoming Album “Maybe There Will Be A Double Record”

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale discussed what the band have been doing during the coronavirus pandemic. The group have been working on material for their next album and the frontwoman even said there’s a possibility that the extra downtime might lead to a double record.

Hale said the following:

“We have been writing a lot, so there will be new music at some point. Maybe there will be a double record, because of all this. I think it’s important to stay connected, not just in a musical sense, but to let everybody know you’re here and connected.”

She also added:

“The biggest thing is the future is unknown for us. Halestorm is usually booked way ahead and has our plans, and we know where and when we’re going to go on tour. This absolutely rocked our world, even though we were one of the lucky ones. We had finished most of our tour cycle for our last album, ‘Vicious’, and planned most of this time to write another record.

The funniest thing for us is that since this pandemic stated, we’re busier now than maybe we would have been. I’ve never had to learn so much technical stuff and videos and Zoom etiquette and all that. In a lot of ways, I’ve been enjoying putting myself out there and us out there as a brand. I had kind of inadvertently been preparing for something like this, and there will be a rollout of releases and duets and projects I’ve been working on for the past year or so that now have an opportunity to shine.”