HALESTORM vocalist Lzzy Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger were recently interviewed by Backstage Axxess .
On making their new album, "Vicious" :
Joe : "The process was organic, for sure. Nick Raskulinecz , our producer, kind of just sat us in a room and said, 'All right, the four of you plug in your stuff. Who's got a riff?' That's where it began, and we just started writing music. He kind of became our fifth band member. We were just jamming, and he'd pop in every once in a while — 'That was cool! Do that again!' 'All right, Captain. You got it!' We were just chasing what excited us. That was the goal."
Lzzy : "I don't think we realized how heavy of a record we made until we started playing the new songs live. I remember the first show we added 'Black Vultures' , and I turned to the guys and I'm like, 'I think we wrote a heavy record, guys.' Like Joe said, we were just chasing whatever got us excited. It's really interesting to now look at the record in its entirety after it's all done and be like, 'All right, I guess we had to get that out.'" Via Blabbermouth