From Red Lion, Pennsylvania comes Halestorm. Lzzy Hale and her brother Arejay both started their musical journey with the piano at the young age of 5 years old before eventually upgrading to drums for Arejay and guitar for Lzzy. The siblings have been creating original material since they were 10 and 13 respectively and the early stages of the Halestorm band featured their father Roger Hale on bass guitar. Guitarist Joe Hottinger was recruited in 2003 and current bassist, Josh Smith replaced Roger in 2004. Halestorm has released three EP’s (Don’t Mess With The) Time Man in 1999, Breaking The Silence in 2001 and One and Done (live) in 2006 with their first full-length album, Halestorm, dropping in 2009. 2010 saw the release of Live In Philly, a CD/DVD collection recorded at a show in Philadelphia earlier that year. An EP of cover songs from a variety of genres called ReAniMate came in 2011, The Strange Case Of… second full-length album in 2012 and ReAniMate 2.0 in 2013. Now they are adding to the catalogue with Into The Wild Life on April 14, 2015.
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