Halestorm have announced a huge show at Wembley OVO Arena for December 9th 2023 with Black Veil Brides as supports.
The show will be part of the rock titan’s return to Europe this winter and, as it stands, will mark the band’s first and only UK show for their winter run of shows.
This follows on from the news as the band won Best International Artist at the 2023 Heavy Music Awards which also took place at Wembley OVO Arena.
Speaking of the mammoth Wembley show, Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale has spoken band’s anticipation for the show and their appreciation for the Black Veil Brides, saying:
“We are so excited to be back across the pond where the rock n roll lifers are! We are celebrating so many milestones this year including having the honour of headlining Wembley at the end of the year!
“To kick it up a notch we’ve invited our friends in Black Veil Brides to join us for a run as well. We can’t wait to see all of your passionate faces!”
Halestorm have announced their brand new record, ‘Back From The Dead’ set to drop on May 6th 2022.
On the release, Vocalist Lzzy Hale had the following to say:
“We started writing this album about three months B.C. (Before COVID). Once we went into lockdown and were unable to perform and tour, I fell into a dark place and something of an identity crisis. This album is the story of me carving myself out of that abyss. It is a journey of navigating mental health, debauchery, survival, redemption, rediscovery, and still maintaining faith in humanity.”
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting, the latest release in ‘The Steeple’ and Pre-order options below.
01. Back From The Dead 02. Wicked Ways 03. Strange Girl 04. Brightside 05. The Steeple 06. Terrible Things 07. My Redemption 08. Bombshell 09. I Come First 10. Psycho Crazy 11. Raise Your Horns
Pre-orders for ‘Back From The Dead’ can be made via the following link.
Halestorm have announced their return in the form of their latest track, ‘Back From The Dead.
Vocalist Lzzy Hale had this to say about the tune:
“’Back From the Dead’ is about survival, not in a physical sense, even though I know we all have been touched by death especially these last few years,” said Lzzy Hale. “This song is personal and written from a mental health perspective. I wanted to give myself and the world a hard rock song we could shout out loud as the gates opened again. I was on the edge of this world getting completely lost in oblivion, but even though it was the harder of two choices, I didn’t just let the darkness and depression in my mind dig me an early grave. I didn’t just sit and let it take me. I’ve erased my name from my headstone, so save your prayers, I’m back! I hope this song, as I pass it on to you, reminds YOU of your strength individually and that you are not alone.”
You can check out the track alongside a video directed by Dustin Haney below:
In November Halestorm revealed that the band have already demoed “about 60 ideas” for their next album, now Lzzy Hale has confirmed that the band have begin to hit the studio (socially distanced of course) to begin work on the follow up to their 2018 ‘Vicious’ record.
Speaking on the Metal Sucks Podcast, the vocalist/guitarist admits there are some difficulties in whittling down all the material Halestorm have amassed so far, explaining of their process:
“We all sit down and we’re like, ‘Alright, that one, that one, okay, that one beats that one.’ It’s like having this thousand-piece puzzle and you dump it out and you’re like, ‘I know it all goes together’ (laughs) but I don’t know what the picture is yet. We’ve been piecing stuff together.”
Lzzy continues: “We actually, just this week, ended up doing this socially distant version of getting into the studio with our producer and so we’ve actually begun recording. So that’s exciting. It was a much needed change of routine. And so we’re just being creative, we’re putting in like 14 hour days (laughs). We go in and we’re like, ‘Alright, well, it’s almost 11 o’clock, we probably should go home and get some sleep so we can come in and do it all over again.’ But, you know!”
Though she doesn’t allude to the sound just yet, she optimistically adds: “It’s exciting, we’re working on a new record and I love this new material and I’m super excited. To get to the other side, whenever that may be, until that happens we’re just going to keep trying to do what we got and yeah, come out swingin’!”
Whatever happens on this record, I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say that I cannot wait to see what’s going to happen with this record. Fingers crossed we get a track or two before the year is out and live, they’ll just be bangers.
Lzzy Hale has revealed that Halestorm has been hard at work on their follow up to their 2018 record, ‘Vicious’. During a Twitter chat with fans, she has updated the world on the progress of their upcoming release by confirmed “We have about 60 ideas demoed… we are just trying to narrow it down to what is worthy of the new album.”
Ahead of the lockdown, the band were due to head into the studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz for writing and pre-production. With this paused, back in April she explained that it just gave her extra time to work on material before getting down to business.
“I’m more or less using it to my advantage,” she told SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation. “Because now all I have to do is top whatever I’ve been writing and make sure I have enough content for when this actually all starts happening again that we can raise that bar [as we did] with Vicious.”
First up this week is the larger than life vocalist of Paramore, Hayley Williams. Her video for ‘Pure Love’ is a track which is off her recently released solo record, ‘Petals For Armor’.
With all of her touring plans being thrown to the side, the video for the track has been compiled with the help of the muiscians fans from live footage from her shows over the years.
Last week Stand Atlantic released their stellar new record, ‘Pink Elephant’ via Hopeless Records right out into the world. But before the record dropped, they had the final instalment of their music videos to release in the form of ‘Blurry’ which features dizzying and claustrophobic vibes all around. Enjoy!
Ahead of the release of another Aussie bands record, ‘Glass Ocean’ have a taste of what’s to come on August 21st 2020 with their latest single, ‘Almaida’.
On the track, Tobias Atkins (Vocals) says:
v“Lost in malevolence and spite, sometimes we have travelled too far down a dark road for the light to turn us back. Sometimes, a taste of our own medicine is enough to wake us from the living dead into life. A taste of where our ideals could take us if we dare travel any further down this road. Feeding monsters make them grow until they’re all that’s left. It feels like nothing can turn you back at this point. Still, making friends with the dark will help you understand it. How it dwells inside you, feeds on your fear and insecurity. But it does not have to control you.”
For In Hearts Wake, their latest track ‘Moving On’ celebrates letting go of that which no longer serves us. The song and its video are a celebration of transformation and getting back to what really matters. As we regrow our roots, we remember our way forward.
Like many songs from the album, it is a track of ruthless self-examination. Probing personal and transpersonal insights into the human condition, searching for what helps or hinders the way forward.
Just like many in the music industry, In Hearts Wake have faced their own challenges during recent times, as they’ve prepared for KALIYUGA’s release with members living in different locations and being isolated from one another.
“In 2020 everything has felt quite uncertain. So, for us, ‘Moving On’ encapsulates the light at the end of the tunnel. It dawns the release of our new record ‘Kaliyuga’ and we are thrilled to finally share it with the world!” says frontman Jake Taylor.
Heading for some new metalcore music, Misery Signals ‘Ultraviolet’ have shared the video for their new release in ‘Sunlifter’ which is out now with Basick Records.
“There is a lot of playing back and forth between the drums and the strings. There is a rhythm theme throughout the whole song, and when it disappears from the guitars, my brother keeps it pulsing on the kick drum. He’s such an impressive drummer on a technical level and obviously he has great moments of flash, but I don’t know if people realize the amount of deep writing Branden is doing. I think a lot of people miss layers of details he’s putting in. It’s one of my favorite things about the band, and ‘Sunlifter’ is a great example of it. There are fully formed riffs on the drums, it’s like the drumming for the song could stand alone as its own complete song.”
Now, to coincide with the release of their upcoming fourth record, ‘To Better Days’, the Sacramento R&BCore band Slaves have released ‘Cursed’.
Following a period of time where they’ve been inactive, the metalcore quintet Conquer Divide have released ‘Chemicals’ into the world.
The comeback track premiered over on Revolver where Kristen Sturgis (Guitar) says:
“‘Chemicals’ is about addiction from the perspective of an artist. More often than not, addiction can get swept under the rug or is almost encouraged in some circumstances by the people who are the closest to the the person who is addicted. Sometimes, being on the road can be the absolute worst place for an artist struggling with addiction, yet they are encouraged to keep going. Those around them don’t always see or read the signs and we end up losing so many talented musicians to overdoses or mental health issues that frequently accompany addiction. This happens everywhere, from rock and metal music to the highest echelons of pop. This song talks about how you can turn a blind eye, but at the end of the day, that makes you part of the problem.”
Earlier this week, Like Moths To Flames announced the details surrounding their upcoming release of ‘No Eternity In Gold’ which is set to be released on October 30th 2020.
This is the first music to be released off the record. Check out ‘Habitual Decline’ below.
The release of Fit For A King’s upcoming record is getting closer and closer. ‘The Path’ is going to be a phenomenal record by the look of the new track, ‘Locked (In My Head)’.
It’s a track and video which flexes their muscles a little with the word anthemic coming to mind where the riffs you can imagine straight from a live show.
Frontman Ryan Kirby says:
“While Locked may seem a little out of place on an album based on victory and overcoming life’s challenges, it’s a song about understanding that all the mental things we fight through can only be defeated by our own will and perseverance,” front man Ryan Kirby shares. “Along the road, we will get help, whether from God or others, but at the end of it all, it’s a war that YOU must fight, and YOU must win.”
And lastly we have the Grammy award winning Halestorm. Following the release of the reimagining of their track, ‘Break In’ with guest vocals from Amy Lee of Evanescence, the band have a video for it where Lzzy Hale and Lee perform the track in the studio together.
This will feature on their ‘Reimagined’ EP, which will release next week.
While working on new material for their upcoming record, Evanescence’s Amy Lee has recently appeared on the Raise Your Horn’s Livestream in order to perform with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale.
They remotely joined on the We Are Hear series for a haunting duet of Halestorm’ track ‘Break In’ off the record, ‘The Strange Case Of”.
In addition to their performance, the two musicians caught up with each other on the idea of being unapologetically themes.
“I encourage my female peers, whether they’re musicians or not, to not pay any mind to people who don’t like them, or even those who do,” Lzzy said. “Someone might love me and another person might absolutely hate my guts, which they both have the right to do, but all that matters is what I think of me. Somebody could make a list of everything they want you to be and say, and you could be and say all those things, but that person still wouldn’t be happy. So you might as well just be yourself, unapologetically.”
You can check out the full video below where their discussion clocks in at the 58-minute mark.
We’re back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but enough talk, let’s get down to things.
The debut video this week is from Canadian Experimental duo Vile Creatures who have shared the debut video off their upcoming record, ‘Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!’. This is ‘ You Who Has Never Slept’.
On the track, the band have said:
“Raissa and Dave are two wonderful people we met working our food truck, they knew we played music and offered to help us with a music video one day. Fast forward a few years and we were finally able to take them up on their generous offer. We rented out a theatre in small town Ontario for a day with a bunch of friends, and crafted this vision for the song. All of it was held together by the amazing work of Anita who starred in and choreographed the video. We were inspired by psychological and abstract horror films, most obviously Susprira. We wanted to craft a linear narrative that still kept you wondering and interested – our songs are long enough that any music video is really a short film.”
Next, we’re headed for a lockdown video where Bleed From Within have adapted to the current crisis for their video in ‘Night Crossing’.
This comes from their upcoming release in the form of ‘Fracture’, where the band have shot each of them playing their parts from their own home over a video call. The track also features a massive guest guitar solo from Matt Heafy of Trivium who jumps in on the video chat.
On this, the band have said:
“We’ve been eager to share this track since we finished it at the start of the year. This is classic Bleed From Within song structure and the groove is strong. Matt from Trivium chips in with such a tasty solo towards the end and he absolutely nails it. We’ve been chatting back and forth with him online for a while then after meeting at a show of theirs during Summer last year, the idea came around to get him involved on a new track. We created an opening and Matt’s part was decided. The video was inspired by the numerous video calls we’ve had amongst ourselves, friends, and family since entering lockdown. Something fun during these crazy times. Enjoy!”
Keeping things in Quarantine for just another video, we go to spend some family time with Papa Roach. Keeping in sentiment with the track, ‘Feel Like Home’, we see some lovely moments as the band get their families involved with some hijinks in just what is a lovely video we all need right now.
Heading over to London, specifically to South London for the fantastic Wallflower for a video to accompany, ‘Passwer-by’, which is the third single off their debut record, ‘Teach Yourself How To Swim’.
Guitarist / Vocalist Vini Moreira – Yeoell has said:
“‘Passer-by’ started life as something very different and slowly morphed into whatever the hell it is now. It was actually one of the first songs we wrote when we decided that we were writing an album so there was a whole list of things we wanted to achieve and write at this point. One of our goals was to write something more electronic, industrial & experimental. There’s a Rhodes piano on there, 808s, a Bass VI having replaced one of the guitars and some spoken word parts incorporated for good measure. With all the strangeness going on in the music, we felt the lyrics had to match so it’s a little bit surreal at times. The song is all about being left behind and looking back at a period of your life realising how little impact you really had on somebody’s life, and vice versa.”
How about an 8-bit video just to change things up?
That’s exactly what Soccer Mommy have done in order to launch a video tour for ‘Crawling In My Skin’. This track is off their second record, ‘Color Theory’, which dropped in February of this year ahead of what should’ve been a stacked summer of touring which was ultimately cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
On the release of the 8-Bit video, the band have said:
“It’s really hard having our tour be postponed because I was really excited to play all of the songs on color theory for everyone, ‘crawling in my skin’ in particular,” Allison says. “I hope this little 8-bit performance can hold everyone over until the tour can happen.”
Who’s up for a little bit of Punk Rap? We hed to Nascar Aloe in a new track for ‘Feet’ which is all about…. Well, you guessed it….. Feet!
Who’s up for a little bit of building to get us through quarantine?
Now, this video comes from Jinjer fan Mychailo Halinin who constructed this video by himself and it’s entirely made out of LEGO! That’s right, it’s a stop motion video which is a remake of Jinjer’s ‘Perennial’ which was released way back in January of this year.
The band were so impressed they reached out to Halinin so they could share it on their social’s to everyone following and so far at the time of writing, it’s reached 77K
Next, for a little something outside the norm of the genres but a great video nevertheless is Cheerbleederz’s ‘Sometimes I Cry At Work’. This is off the band’s second EP, ‘Lobotany’ which is available now via Alcopop! Records.
“It’s the internal conversation to try and find the truth of what you really want and how sometimes that truth can be really hard to find.
“It speaks to a feeling of inadequacy and imposter syndrome that can plague you and prevent you from achieving what you want to achieve. When we play it, we really channel that frustration and defiance in Sophie’s lyrics — it’s an empowering song for us!”
Moving to Bristol we have the upstarts RXPTRS with their release, ‘You, Me and The Devil Makes Three’. This is the band’s latest single where they explain:
“‘You, Me And The Devil Make Three’ is a song written about a group of people in my life, who are talented beyond measure in their fields, but also have their own vices which make them their own worst enemies. The ‘Devil’ in this, is the metaphor for the personality trait that holds these individuals back.”
And now for the final video in this week’s countdown is a lot different but as soon as I heard and watched this, I knew I had to have it on here.
The band is called The Hu, a Mongolian Folk-Metal band who are proving to be a big hit right now where they will be celebrating a release of a deluxe version of their record, ‘The Gereg’. This is set to be released in July where the release includes three reworked tracks featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Danny Case (From ashes To New and for this video Lzzy Hale of Halestorm with, ‘Song Of Women’.
On the collaboration with The Hu, Lzzy says:
“I’m so thankful to the HU for welcoming me, my words and my melody into this song,” Hale commented. “I can count on less than one hand the number of times where a project has changed the course of my spirit and renewed my faith in humanity. This was one of those projects. I’m still levitating.”
Check out the video below.
And that’s it for another week of the music video roundup! Be sure to check back next week for another look at the latest music video releases from the best bands around and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your new favourite band on that list.
Lizzy Hale of Halestorm has announced that the band have close to “two albums’ worth” of new material for a potential record.
Speaking to Rock 100.5 The KATT’s Cameron Buchholtz, the musician said:
“We’ve pretty much decided that in late spring, I think we’re gonna settle down and just focus on doing another record,” Lzzy says. “It’s crazy, after we finished the last record, Vicious, we had so much material that wasn’t even recorded; we had a lot of material that was recorded that wasn’t even included on the record.
“Since then, we have about two albums’ worth of material,” Continuing: “So it’s almost like Vicious was a launchpad for all this new stuff to come. So I can’t wait to actually get it down and show it to everybody.”
Check out the full interview below.
Halestorm are set to return to the UK toward the end of the year for an arena tour with In This Moment and New Years Day.
It’s 4PM on a Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. Kicking off things are the Dallas, Texas quartet Polyphia. If you’re into mind-blowing and weird visuals, then you’ll be into it.
We’re going to shift gears next for the quartet Trade Wind who’re giving a look into maintaining relationships when you’re a touring musician.
Vocalist Jesse Barnett has said: “The idea behind the video was to show the perspective of what it can be like to date a musician or specifically someone like me whose music and work overlap and are very time consuming—especially with so much required travel. It’s about the challenges of making a relationship work and being mindful of your partner even when you’re balancing a lot of things at once. We decided to have the video play out in reverse because I often find myself thinking, ‘I wish I could go back the beginning and do it differently.’”
Next, on the countdown are Cheltenham indie-pop Trio Polary who’ve recently debuted their new single, ‘Bad Love’ and they must love the 80’s if this video is anything to go by.
Now, the Texas rockers Postcards From The Moon are back with a new video off their latest EP, ‘Me Without You’ where the lyrics are quite a millennial anthem.
Caleb Rangel (Vocals) has said: “It’s about me not holding grudges for the way things ended and simply wishing her the best. I only want her to be happy. The lyrics were influenced by a Snapchat story. Another friend of mine was going through something similar and was posting photos with captions that really got to me. I used a lot of her original words as lyrics in this song, after getting the ‘okay’ from her of course.“
Moving across to Australia for some Pop-Punk, the band have recently dropped a new video for their single ‘Carousel’ which will be on their forthcoming record, ‘Florescence’ which will be released May 5th via Fearless Records.
Anyone for Vegas? That’s the location of our next band for Falling In Reverse as they’ve got a glitchy video for ‘Drugs’ that also features gore and Corey Taylor of Slipknot. This completes their trilogy of standalone singles which are preceded by ‘Losing My Life’ and ‘Losing My Mind’ which also continues the story which brings them all together.
Seeing as everyone’s been loving Our Last Night recently, how about a new video from them? Well, their new video is taken from their latest record ‘Let Light Overcome’ which has the band performing in the different rooms of a castle as it builds around them in the sky. Kinda trippy if you ask me. Check it out below.
John Floreani’s upcoming record ‘Sin’ is getting closer and closer to its release date but before it actually is released, there’s a teaser for said record in the form of ‘Echoes’.
On the track, Floreani has said: ‘Echoes’ is about the memories, love and emotion one leaves behind in a home after moving on. My partner and I lived in North Sydney for a while, and when she moved back to Texas, I had to go and clear the house of our furniture and belongings. As I walked through the house, I could see her dancing in the kitchen, drinking wine on the couch and inviting me to bed from the hallway.”
Who wants energy for their penultimate video? This next video is a live video from Bury Tomorrow and is taken from their most recent record of the same name, which was released last year. That’s right, it’s ‘Black Flame’.
And we’ve reached our final video for another week of the music video roundup. This last video is from the almighty Halestorm and has anyone wondered about how much of a badass Lzzy Hale really is? Well, check out their video for ‘Vicious’ below because you’ll see just what happens when their members are kidnapped and Lzzy has to come to their rescue and Kung Fu’s her way to their resue.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.