Halestorm say they’re staggered by the ‘overwhelmingly positive’ response to their new material.
The Pennsylvanian rockers have so far unleashed two tasters of their upcoming fourth studio album ‘Vicious’ – blistering lead single ‘Uncomfortable’ and live favourite ‘Black Vultures’ – ahead of the long-player’s release on Friday 27th July.
Speaking to Planet Rock backstage at Ramblin’ Man Fair, Wyatt asked vocalist Lzzy Hale and bassist Josh Smith whether they’re nervous about the reaction to ‘Vicious’.
Lzzy responded: “Yeah, it’s kind of like purgatory because you’ve kind of released something but it’s not all out there and some people have heard it. The weirdest thing… you don’t expect the worst but you prepare for the worst because it’s like you never know, you could put something out and everyone could hate it.
“But (the reaction) been like overwhelmingly positive. Still I’m like ‘where’s the catch?! What’s happening here?!’ There were even some (positive) comments on like Blabbermouth, which never happens! So, it’s like ‘what’s going on here?’ (laughs) So we’re excited and a little nervous.”
Despite the nerves, Lzzy concedes there’s nothing the band can do about it: “It’s no longer ours anymore, it’s out, it’s being released and we can’t take anything back. Now it’s here and I can’t wait.”
Watch the full interview with Lzzy and Josh at Ramblin’ Man Fair where they talk about how UK fans are “making our dreams come true”, the perks of Lzzy’s spiky leather jacket and whether their music could soundtrack a haemorrhoid cream commercial.
After triumphing on the Planet Rock Main Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair, Halestorm hit the UK again in September for a sold out seven-date tour taking in the following shows:
Belfast Limelight – Thu 20th
Sheffield O2 Academy – Sat 22nd
Glasgow O2 Academy – Sun 23rd
Birmingham O2 Academy – Mon 24th
Manchester O2 Apollo – Wed 26th
London O2 Academy Brixton – Fri 28th
Bristol O2 Academy – Sat 29th