Pennsylvania rockers Halestorm have just finished recording their sophomore as yet untitled album. It’s currently being mixed, and of course the band is back on the road. They are currently touring with Adelitas Way and Black Tide, but plan to return to Europe in February with Shinedown.
The quartet have endeared themselves to hard rock fans across the globe with their unique brand of classic influenced rock and roll. Their debut self-titled album stands as the best debut to be released in years, and vocalist Lzzy Hale has joined the ranks of Pat Benatar, Ann Wilson and Janis Joplin, with her magnetic and explosive voice.
After more than two years on the road, the band dropped ReAnimate: The Covers EP on fans to thank them and tide them over. The EP included Halestorm renditions of Skid Row’s “Slave To The Grind, Heart’s “All I Wanna Do (Is Make Love To You)” and an epic version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, along with covers of Guns N’ Roses, The Beatles and Temple of The Dog. Halestorm returned to the studio to record its sophomore record which is due out in early 2012 on Atlantic Records.
ReAnimate proved to be a perfect segue for the band, and this week Lzzy Hale told The Pulse of Radio and Loudwire that there will be at least one follow-up to the EP.
“It’s fun for us and you have no idea how much you learn as a musician and as a singer and songwriter by learning somebody else’s material and having to own it and make it your own; it’s really like homework. You come out on the other side better for some reason, as a better musician so we definitely want to do it again.
It’s a reminiscent thing of when you’re trying to make it and coming up in the club scene and also maybe it’s kind of nostalgic, like when you’re first learning how to play guitar, some of the songs that you used to jam to with your bandmates, and it’s really cool.”
The EPs are little one night stands, they’re fun and you just put it out there and you see what happens and nobody really cares. (laughs) ‘You wanna do a WHAM song, sure let’s do it,’ so you’ll definitely see more of that coming from us.”
As a teaser to the new record, the band recently posted a video clip of themselves playing a rocked up version of Kenny Loggins’ “Playin’ With The Boys”.
In a separate interview with The Saginaw News, Hale revealed her secret dream to form a female supergroup — a modern version of the cult ’70s band The Runaways — with Sick Puppies bassist Emma Anzai, Skillet keyboardist Korey Cooper and drummer Jen Ledger, and Alice Cooperguitarist Orianthi. She explained, “We secretly talk about it when we hang out. But the truth is that here we are, women in rock, and most of our influences come from our parents’ generation.”
Talking about the new album, drummer Arejay Hale told MusicTourReviews that the new album is “pretty, drastically different from the last album.” He goes on to say that fans can “hear the difference, but it’s still sounds like us”. Sister Lzzy calls it “a natural progression.”
You can watch the full interview on the band’s website.
[Source: Blabbermouth.net, HalestormRocks.com]