HALESTORM has released the official live video for “Wicked Ways”, a song from the band’s latest studio album, “Back From The Dead”. The clip was filmed during HALESTORM‘s October 4 concert at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
HALESTORM‘s Lzzy Hale stated about the song and the video: “In this eerie confessional…. I’m confronting the darkness inside of me, but this isn’t my first time… Thanks to the vision of Dustin Haney, who is also responsible for our ‘Back From The Dead’ video, I return to light that darkness that I will never betray.”
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“Back From The Dead” was released on May 6 via Atlantic. The follow-up to 2018’s “Vicious” was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, MASTODON, ALICE IN CHAINS) with co-production by Scott Stevens (SHINEDOWN, DAUGHTRY, NEW YEARS DAY).
According to a press release, “Back From The Dead” quickly evolved from songwriting exercises into a matter of survival for HALESTORM. Lead singer Lzzy Hale says: “We started writing this album about three months B.C. (Before COVID). Once we went into lockdown and were unable to perform and tour, I fell into a dark place and something of an identity crisis. This album is the story of me carving myself out of that abyss. It is a journey of navigating mental health, debauchery, survival, redemption, rediscovery, and still maintaining faith in humanity.”
“Back From The Dead” track listing:
1. Back From The Dead
2. Wicked Ways
3. Strange Girl
5. The Steeple
6. Terrible Things
7. My Redemption
9. I Come First
10. Psycho Crazy
11. Raise Your Horns
Lzzy and her brother Arejay formed the band in 1998 while in middle school. Hottinger joined the group in 2003, followed by bassist Josh Smith in 2004. In December 2018, HALESTORM was nominated for a “Best Rock Performance” Grammy Award for its song “Uncomfortable”. Six years earlier, the band won its first Grammy in the category of “Best Hard Rock/ Metal Performance” for “Love Bites (So Do I)”.