The legend of how the two siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale, at the time 13 and 10 years old, agreed to start a band that were going to stick together through thick and thin is widely spread by now. The fact that they now, 21 years later, still honors that contract is quite moving. Together with Josh Smith and John Joe Hottinger they make up the Pennsylvania-based post-grunge/metal quartet Halestorm. One of the most successful hard rock groups to emerge during the 21st century. Their aggressive but hook-heavy sound has taken the band around the world and won them a huge fanbase, restlessly performing several hundreds of show each year. Halestorm is fronted by the incomparably charismatic vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale. Her truly blessed pipes has that rare ability to dance on the verge of exploding, but also knowing when to hold back. With a vocal range that impressing it makes understanding how Halestorm so seamlessly can incorporate both piano ballads and sing-along choruses to their expression, without ever losing the rawness, easier.
Halestorm released their self-titled debut in 2009 which immediately caught the attention of rock lovers. 2013 saw their sophomore effort The Strange Case Of… that won them a Grammy for Best Hardrock/Metal Performance. After Into The Wild (2015) with four top 10 mainstream hits, Halestorm returned this year with the widely celebrated Vicous. Here we find the golden children of modern rock once again waving the flag of rock with pride and power. But Halestorm’s live show remains their backbone and given the fact the band barely left the road for the last 20 years, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they are considered to be one of the greatest live acts around.