Halestorm

Halestorm

Saturday 22 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2016 / 2019
Genre

Hard Rock

Country

United States

Biography

Halestorm was founded by the brother-sister team Lzzy and Arejay Hale when they were 13 and 10 years old, respectively. Based in Red Lion, Pennsylvania, the siblings’ dad assumed bass duties in the early years. Their second album ‘The Strange case of...’ (2012) included the Grammy Award-winning track ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’. The band’s third album ‘Into the Wild Life’ epitomises what Halestorm is about. It’s a collection of honest rock songs with a feel that hearkens back to the 1980s, an era when Autotune was still a distant nightmare. The line-up has been stable since 2003, with Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith in addition to the Hale tandem, and this certainly hasn’t hurt the consistency of their output. On ‘Into the Wild Life’ (2015) they set a high standard for themselves with four mainstream rock hits. Their new album ‘Vicious’ readily takes on the challenge with Halestorm’s most aggressive collection of songs yet. Their only previous GMM appearance was one of the highlights of GMM2016 .Can they do again? Hell yes! (#GMM19)