In a model new interview with Metal Talk, HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale was requested how the band has managed to maintain its present lineup intact for 15 years. “I believe an enormous a part of it’s having that household dynamic,” he mentioned. “My sister [frontwoman Lzzy Hale] and I’ve, after all, been collectively our entire lives, enjoying music since we had been youngsters. We type of had tunnel imaginative and prescient, and fortunately, we had numerous parental help; our mother and father really toured with us in our earlier excursions. That entire household theme rubs off not simply on Joe [Hottinger, guitar] and Josh [Smith, bass] however our crew and all people concerned.”
He continued: “Another cool factor is that we have had the identical crew for a protracted, very long time as properly. We simply acquired a brand new crew member this [latest European] tour, our good pal Joe Miller, who was beforehand with BLACK STONE CHERRY. That’s a band we have recognized for a very long time they usually’re like household to us too, so it was a simple transition bringing him into the crew. We had been speaking about it the opposite day, and us and BLACK STONE CHERRY are two of the one bands to maintain the identical lineup for the reason that starting. We put on that household badge with honor — everybody on our crew does.”
Asked by Metal Talk if it ever feels bizarre for him, as Lzzy‘s brother, to be up on stage enjoying away whereas his sister is singing deeply private lyrics to HALESTORM‘s viewers, Arejay mentioned: “No. There are some songs that are very private to her and a few songs that are very private to me. It’s like we’ve 12 youngsters now that we’re elevating and we’re performing stay it is like we’re seeing the songs develop and seeing the followers react to them.
“Going from that time the place, whenever you’re writing the songs, you are writing them from a really private standpoint, and as quickly because it connects with an viewers, swiftly it is not yours anymore. You must set them free, to allow them to go into the world, and swiftly, they belong to the followers.
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“I really do not assume there are any songs that are nearer to any one in every of us — we’re all type of on the identical web page; all 4 of us really feel equally as enthusiastic about these songs musically, lyrically, thematically and about the entire parts concerned,” he mentioned.
HALESTORM‘s newest album, “Vicious”, was launched on July 27 by way of Atlantic. The disc was recorded final yr at Nashville, Tennesse’s Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz.