HALESTORM has launched a countdown on its official web site to January 13, when the band is expected to announce details of its upcoming third album.
HALESTORM singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger were asked in a recent interview with The Rock Revival about how they were dealing with the pressure of following up their hit 2012 sophomore album, “The Strange Case Of…” Hottinger said, “To me, I hope it does well. With the last record, we chased what excited us. And we’re doing the same thing. So if the song and the sound excites us, we go for it and hope that things follow.”
Hale chimed in, “We try not to think too much about what it could be, ’cause, in reality, nobody knows: labels don’t know, we don’t know, nobody does. Radio doesn’t know… It’s either gonna hit or not. Our bottom line — and maybe this is selfish of us — is that we have to be stoked, as the four of us, we have to be stoked about this record and want to play all these songs out live.”
HALESTORM recently completed the recording of its third album in a Nashville studio, a first for the group.
HALESTORM achieved success after spending nearly a decade together and Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that the band is proud of the journey it’s taken. “We’re a very stop-and-smell-the-roses type band, where we find ourselves reminiscing a lot and talking about stuff that we did and the RVs that, you know, we had that were breaking down and before that touring in a seven-seater conversion van,” she said. “So it’s like, you know, regardless of the commercial success and, you know, having some No. 1 songs and the Grammy and everything, besides that, it means a lot that we’re still a band.”
The band will head out on a second leg of shows opening for country-rock artist Eric Church, beginning on January 8 in New Orleans.
Church and HALESTORM first teamed up for live shows last year after Church and Lzzy Hale gave a duet performance of his hit single “That’s Damn Rock & Roll” at this summer’s 2014 CMT Music Awards.
HALESTORM is also booked to play several spring U.S festivals, including Ohio’s Rock On The Range, Florida’s Fort Rock and Welcome To Rockville and Wisconsin’s Northern Invasion.