Atlantic recording group HALESTORM will release its new album, "Into The Wild Life", in Europe on April 3 and in North America on April 7. Pre-orders launch at midnight tonight.
"Into The Wild Life" marks the band’s third studio album and follow-up to 2012's "The Strange Case Of..." Recorded last year in Nashville with Grammy-nominated producer Jay Joyce (CAGE THE ELEPHANT, ERIC CHURCH) at the helm, the album is heralded by new single, "Apocalyptic".
"Apocalyptic", which can be streamed below, will be available to buy on iTunes from midnight tonight, and also as an "instant grat" for fans pre-ordering the new album.
"'Into The Wild Life' is not a departure," says HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale. "It's an invitation to all things HALESTORM. Lyrically and musically, we explored everything that makes us tick. We set a new standard for this record and gave ourselves no choice other than to be unapologetically ourselves in every way. Peel away at the onion that is our third record if you dare and let us drag you deeper into our world."
"Into The Wild Life" track listing:
02. I Am The Fire
03. Sick Individual
05. Dear Daughter
06. New Modern Love
08. Bad Girls World
09. Gonna Get Mine
10. The Reckoning
12. What Sober Couldn't Say
13. I Like It Heavy
Lzzy recently stated about "Into The Wild Life": "What we set out with this one, and I believe we accomplished, was to kind of bridge the gap between what people have seen live and what they hear on our records. So we did it very grass roots. We went, basically, back into the method that AC/DC has used, and LED ZEPPELIN has used. It's, basically, every single day, we would hit 'record' and it would be all four of us in one room in a circle, playing together, recording live, and then we would add some stuff on top of it. All of the vocal performances are from beginning to end of the song; nobody's cutting anything up. There was no Auto-Tune. It's very organic and it's very 'warts-and-all' unapologetically us. It's one of those things where I feel like, at this point in time in our lives, we had to at least try to do it that way. And we're excited, man. I hope that people like it. But the important thing right now is that we're so stoked."
Regarding how the recording process for HALESTORM's upcoming CD was different from previous recording experiences, Lzzy said: "The way we've done the last two records has been kind of more 'assembly line' and, you know, studio… everything kind of being done separately. There was no song that we actually we did all together. It was two days and [Arejay] did all the drums for the entire record, and then two days I did all my guitars, two days Joe [Hottinger] did his guitars, and then we did bass and then I sang. And we all did everything separately, so it was hard to get that vibe. And on this record, [we] would pick one song a day, and we would do it over and over and over again until we got it right. So you're just waiting for that magical moment where everyone's riding the same wave and we all don't royally mess up. 'Cause that's the thing: it's, like, if one person messes up, we've all gotta do it all over again. So it was a lot of fun."
She continued: "And I know that this should be such an 'oh duh' thing, but I had never recorded any of our records while I'm playing at the same time. And you sing so much differently when you're playing a piano and singing, or you're playing a guitar and singing, or if you just take it all off, and then you're, like, singing right now, so you kind of overdo [it]. So it was really cool. When we were listening back to stuff, I'm, like, 'Wow! It sounds like us.'"
On the topic of thelyrical themes covered on HALESTORM's new album, Lzzy said: "Honestly, a lot of our interactions with our fans — and we're very active on social media — so a lot of those stories that we've been talking about leak themselves into our songs. A lot of it is kind of fan-oriented. And through them… I don't know… We've been very… I hate to keep bringing up this word, but we've been very unapologetic even in our personal lives. We've kind of grown up a little bit, and we're doing this thing called 'whatever the F we want.' You know what I mean?! And it's just such a beautiful time to be that in a band. We're all at an age that we're still kind of perpetually 14 inside, but we've accomplished more than we've ever thought. So a lot of that leaked itself into the lyrics too."
HALESTORM's 2012 album, "The Strange Case Of…", yielded two chart-topping rock singles in "Freak Like Me" and the Grammy-winning "Love Bites (So Do I)".
HALESTORM headed out last week on a second leg of shows opening for country-rock artist Eric Church.
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 last summer's 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.