NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 -- Atlantic recording group Halestorm has unveiled details of their new EP. "ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP" will arrive on October 15th.
The EP marks the acclaimed hard rock band's first new release since their stunning GRAMMY® Awards triumph earlier this year, as well as the follow-up to 2011's "ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP." As with its predecessor, "ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP" sees Halestorm putting their distinctive brand on a strikingly eclectic collection of classic songs, including legendary tracks by Judas Priest, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac, Marilyn Manson, and Daft Punk (see tracklisting below).
"Like our first 'ReAniMate' EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves," said Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. We decided to go more 'bare bones' with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real. We hope all our fans have as much fun with 'ReAniMate: 2.0' as we did!"
In the meantime, Halestorm is riding high on the national Active Rock airplay charts with their latest hit single, "Here's To Us." That track -- which first shot to #1 on iTunes' "Top Rock Songs" chart after being featured in a February 2012 episode of Fox's hit series, Glee -- is but one of the many stunners that saw the Pennsylvania-based band's sophomore release, "THE STRANGE CASE OF..." debut at #1 on Billboard's "Hard Rock Albums" chart while also making a top 15 entry onto the overall Billboard 200. The album's phenomenal success was fueled in large part by the single, "Love Bites (So Do I)," which made history by ascending to #1 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide, marking Halestorm as the first-ever female-fronted group to top the format's airplay ranking. The group followed up the single with a second #1 at the format with the song "Freak Like Me," and "Love Bites (So Do I)" went on to win the band their first-ever GRAMMY® for "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" at this year's 55th annual event.
Acclaimed as one of modern hard rock's most explosive live acts, Halestorm is currently blazing upon stages across North America, with a variety of headline and festival dates scheduled through early October. From there the band will cross the Atlantic for a major European arena trek alongside Alter Bridge. Additionally, the band just announced a run of North American dates finishing out the year -- please see www.halestormrocks.com/tour for up-to-the-minute news and ticket information.
Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary force in modern hard rock. "HALESTORM" made a top 5 debut on SoundScan's "Hard Music" chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. The album subsequently sold more than 300,000 copies, and half a million cumulative tracks.
"THE STRANGE CASE OF..." -- once again produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, Flyleaf) -- arrived in 2012 and drew copious critical acclaim to match its spectacular popular success. Billboard praised the collection as "full of chugging riffs, wailing solos, drums that kick like a boot to the gut, and never-out-of-style soft/loud dynamics that lead to massive choruses," while Hale became an unadulterated rock icon with two memorable turns as cover star of Revolver's annual "Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock" issue.
Like any great hard rock outfit, Halestorm made its bones via countless North American gigs including headline tours, festival showstoppers, and treks alongside such artists as Shinedown, Evanescence, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, and Disturbed.
For more, please visit www.halestormrocks.com, www.twitter.com/halestormrocks (@halestormrocks), www.facebook.com/halestormrocks, www.myspace.com/halestorm, www.youtube.com/user/HalestormRocks, and www.atlanticrecords.com.
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HALESTORM "ReAniMate 2" (Atlantic) Release Date: October 15th Complete Tracklisting1. Dissident Aggressor (Originally Performed By Judas Priest)2. Get Lucky (Originally Performed By Daft Punk)3. Shoot To Thrill (Originally Performed By AC/DC)4. Hell Is For Children (Originally Performed By Pat Benatar)5. Gold Dust Woman (Originally Performed By Fleetwood Mac)6. 1996 (Originally Performed By Marilyn Manson) HALESTORM ON TOUR - NORTH AMERICA 2013SEPTEMBER-------------10 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theater11 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom13 Phoenix, AZ Desert Uprising14 Sacramento, CA Discovery Park15 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival18 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom21 Post Falls, ID Greyhound Park & Event Center22 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market25 Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg FairOCTOBER-------------4 Jackson, MS Mississippi State Fairgrounds5 Mobile, AL BayfestNOVEMBER-------------26 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall29 New York, NY Terminal 530 Watertown, NY McVean Gymnasium @ JeffersonDECEMBER-------------1 Montreal, QC Le National3 Toronto, ON Opera House4 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's5 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre7 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere's8 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall10 Cleveland, OH House of Blues11 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE - Indoor Stage13 St. Paul, MN Myth14 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre15 Chicago, IL House of Blues
For Complete Details, Please See WWW.HALESTORMROCKS.COM/TOUR
Ashley White (National)
Chelsey Northern (Regional)