"Do Not Disturb", a brand new song from HALESTORM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fourth album, "Vicious", which will be released on July 27 via Atlantic.
Although based on a true story, the raunchy song wasn't originally intended to be a HALESTORM track. Frontwoman Lzzy Hale explains: "I don't just write songs for HALESTORM, it's a primal need of mine. I write songs every day, and I always have a little tablet/notebook in my leather jacket, and this was one of those songs that I was experimenting with. I have an album of about 15 songs that are kind of synth-based, a little darker and I ended up showing it to the guys, like, 'Hey, check out this weird stuff I've been doing,' and they all really liked this song. I think it was Joe [Hottinger, guitar] who said, 'I think we could make this one into a rock song', so we ended up taking out all the weird sounds that I had in it and replacing them with what we do best."
"It's a good, dirty sex song," interjects Hottinger. Lzzy adds: "I had fun, I like to push the envelope with the sex stuff and it's very much a part of who I am... and sex, drugs, and rock n' roll go hand in hand, so I hope you enjoy it!"
"Hand in hand in hand," quips Joe. "Well, two is better than one, and three is better than two..." closes Lzzy, referencing the song's lyrics, which rapidly sent fans into meltdown on social media.
Recorded last year at Nashville, Tennesse's Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz, "Vicious" is available for pre-order at all DSPs and streaming services.
Deluxe album packages are available for pre-order exclusively at the band's official webstore, including the new album on standard vinyl, plus a limited-edition opaque purple colored double vinyl with enhanced cover art and bonus tracks, limited to 1500 units worldwide. Also exclusively available at the webstore are a limited edition t-shirt, dog tag necklace, autographed poster, and a free album cover magnet with physical album purchase while supplies last.
Raskulinecz is an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers EP, "ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP", which came out in January 2017.
Lzzy told Boston radio station WAAF about the band's new album: "I feel like this is the most… Every record, we try to kind of get it closer and closer to what people see every day live. And I really think that this is the most HALESTORM record that you're gonna hear from us as of yet."
Hottinger told the SiriusXM show "Trunk Nation" that the band's follow-up to 2015's "Into The Wild Life" would contain some of "the heaviest stuff we've ever done."
"Into The Wild Life" was criticized by some HALESTORM fans for veering too far into pop music territory.
"Vicious" track listing:
01. Black Vultures
05. Do Not Disturb
07. Killing Ourselves To Live
08. Heart of Novocaine
10. White Dress
12. The Silence
HALESTORM will embark on the second leg of their milestone U.S. tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock bands. The dates — once again co-headlined by Roadrunner/Atlantic group IN THIS MOMENT — get underway July 27 at Kansas City, Missouri's SEC Arena and then travel through the end of August. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests NEW YEARS DAY.