Lzzy Hale and company are on the cooling board and in the morgue in an intense new song and video
Halestorm have announced the follow-up to their 2018 album Vicious. The hard-rock band’s fifth studio LP will be released in 2022.
While a specific release date, track list or even title have yet to be revealed, the group debuted the LP’s first single. “Back From the Dead” is a biting but cathartic howler about overcoming all obstacles — even death. “I’m back from the dead alive/hell couldn’t hold me down,” singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale wails, as her brother and drummer Arejay Hale and bassist Josh Smith lay down an ominous rhythm. At the midpoint, guitarist Joe Hottinger peels off a frenetic solo that slowly evolves to echo the melody of the chorus.
“Back From the Dead” arrives with a cinematic music video that is as ferocious as the song itself, with Hale struggling to sing from under water, on a gurney, through an oxygen mask, and ultimately from a body bag. Directed by Dustin Haney, it finds all four members laid out on slabs in the morgue and eventually doing their best Walking Dead strut across a graveyard.
“This song is personal and written from a mental health perspective,” Hale said in a statement. “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 hope this song, as I pass it on to you, reminds YOU of your strength individually and that you are not alone.”
Halestorm are currently on the road and will kick off a co-headlining tour with Evanescence in November.
August 31 — Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fairgrounds
September 1 — Lewiston, NY @ Art Park
September 3 — Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater*
September 4 — Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater*
September 5 — Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
September 8 — Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, US Cellular Center*
September 9 — Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival
September 11 — Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
September 12 — Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Festival 2021
November 4 — Garden City, ID @ Revolution Concert House & Event Center
November 5 — Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum^
November 7 — Seattle, WA @ Seattle, WA^
November 9 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose^
November 12 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas^
November 13 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena^
November 15 — Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre^
November 17 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Event Center (The Union)
November 20 — Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena^
November 21 — Houston, TX @ The Terminal^
December 2 — Duluth, GA @ Gas South Arena^
December 5 — St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena^
December 8 — Joliet, IL @ Rialto Square Theatre^
December 11 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena^
December 12 — Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center^
December 14 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh^
December 15 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center^
December 17 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
December 18 — Worcester, MA @ DCU Center^
*denotes The Hu and Cory Marks supporting
September 11 with Crobot supporting
November 4 with Rival Sons and Dorothy supporting
^denotes co-headline with Evanescence
November 17 with Plush supporting
December 2-18 with Lilith Czar supporting
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