Halestorm Go to the Grave and Back in New Video ‘Back From the Dead’

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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.

Tour dates:
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