Next week, Halestorm‘s highly-anticipated new album, ‘The Strange Case Of…’ will hit stores. Fans and the world of rock alike have been anxiously awaiting the new collection of songs to come out of the band.

The album marks the second full-length studio project from Lzzy Hale and the boys. Hale says the second go around in the studio was a more relaxed environment, seeing how the past several months of being on the road and testing out the songs was beneficial in order to deliver an album they are confident their fans are going to love.

“I’m so proud of this record,” Hale recently told reporters at a press conference with Staind and Godsmack to talk about their forthcoming Mass Chaos tour. “I mean, when we made our first record, it’s our first record so we weren’t really sure what we were doing and we weren’t sure who would grab on to it  and who we were actually going to be singing to. So, with this record, we had just a better concept of our fans and a lot of what we did was inspired by them and the feeling that we got during our live shows.
 Also, the music is bridging the gap between what we do live and what we can do in the studio. So, it’s a nice step up from the last record! There more energy and also more intimacy. You’re going to be hearing and tasting a lot of different sides of Halestorm on this record. I’m excited about what people are gonna think!”

“This new record was a lot of fun to make and it kind of came together,” she continues. “It’s us really not boxing ourselves in. On our last record, we were trying really hard to make sure everything is consistent, that there was a theme, everything was on 10. With this new one, we just kind of let it be what it was going to be. It’s extremely flattering that Revolver said it is the most anticipated or they consider it one of the most anticipated, because the anticipation is killing me, because I want it to be out there now! Definitely the sound on this record is a lot more human than the last record. I decided to be brave on this record and go to all extremes. Again, it’s not just vocally … I’m using many gears of my voice, and but also just musically and lyrically not giving a f—.”

Halestorm will hit the road in full swing on the Mass Chaos tour starting next week. Click here for a complete list of where they will be performing along the way.

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