HALESTORM Bassist On Songwriting For Next Album: 'It's Going To Be Fun'

HALESTORM Bassist On Songwriting For Next Album: 'It's Going To Be Fun'

HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale and bassist Josh Smith spoke to Loudwire about the band's plans to make a follow-up to 2012's "The Strange Case Of..."

"We're going to get crazy," said Josh. "We're going to lock ourselves in a basement and write an album. Then, come April, we'll emerge from hibernation, and we have to go on tour for a month in Europe. Then we'll come back and finish up the album, whether it's recording or whatnot, and then go back out on tour.

"We're excited, we're going to strap down and make some new material and come out with a new album next year."

Added Arejay: "It's going to be fun.

"I feel like we write the best when all of us are together in one room and we crank out as many ideas as we can.

"Change is what gets us excited.

"I'm excited to add some new songs to the setlist because we've been playing the same songs for like three years."

Asked if they write on tour or if the majority of creating is done at home, Arejay said: "On the road, it's more scattered, because we're more focused on the performance. We just collect ideas here and there on our phones or on our iPads because we can punch out ideas really quick.

"I think it's a lot easier for us to write when we're really focused — away from the road, away from our families, away from everybody and it's just the four of us locked in.

"We got a little basement studio in Nashville so we're just going to lock ourselves in there."

HALESTORM recently released "ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVerRs eP", a six-song EP features tracks originally written and recorded by JUDAS PRIEST, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC, MARILYN MANSON and DAFT PUNK.

"Mz. Hyde" is the latest single from "The Strange Case Of…", which has sold 308,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


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