The proud road warriors of Halestorm are finally ready to hunker down in the studio again.
Drummer Arejay Hale tells Billboard that after the hard rock group wraps up its current North American tour Sunday (Dec. 15) in Chicago and takes some time off for the holidays, Halestorm will be back in its current home base of Nashville, where it keeps a study, with plans to "lock ourselves in there for the entire month of January and just write our asses off" to make a follow-up to 2012's Grammy Award-winning "the Strange Case of..."
"With all the touring we've been doing we really haven't had a chance to all sit down and write together as a band," Hale explains. "We've been writing constantly, kind of here and there on the road. It's kind of tough on the road because our days are pretty swamped and it's hard to get into that creative mentality. We're focused on performing and the shows and not quite as consumed with the writing process." Nevertheless he says some ideas have surfaced that will provide a starting point for Halestorm's third album.