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Halestorm Annouce New Covers EP, ReAniMate 2.0

Halestorm Annouce New Cover EP
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Get excited Buzzhead because pretty soon we’re going to be getting new music from Halestorm, kind of. The band has announce their plans for a brand new covers EP titled ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVerRs eP, due out October 15. The new EP will follow in the footsteps of 2011′s ReAniMate, which included covers of Skid Row, Guns N’ Roses, Lady Gaga and the Beatles. This time around the band will provide their version of tracks originally performed by artist such as Judas Priest, Daft Punk, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac and Marilyn Manson.

Lizzy Hale took some time to describe the EP, saying, “Like our first ReAniMate EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real.”

Halestorm won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for the track “Love Bites (So Do I),” from the band’s second album, The Strange Case Of…

You can check out the band performing one of the songs from the upcoming EP, Judas Priest’s “Dissident Aggressor,” below and so you know what to expect, here is the rest of the tracks for the EP.

ReAniMate 2.0 track listing:
1. “Dissident Aggressor” (originally performed by Judas Priest)
2. “Get Lucky” (originally performed by Daft Punk)
3. “Shoot To Thrill” (originally performed by AC/DC)
4. “Hell Is For Children” (originally performed by Pat Benatar)
5. “Gold Dust Woman” (originally performed by Fleetwood Mac)
6. “1996″ (originally performed by Marilyn Manson)

You have to imagine that when you record so many covers, someone is eventually going to deny you permission to do so. Hale told us “We were denied after the fact, actually, on the last cover EP. We thought we had gotten approval for ‘Out Ta Get Me’ by Guns N’ Roses, and apparently everybody had approved it but Axl — but nobody told him. So we had recorded it, we released it, and then he found out and I guess — what was the stipulation? We, like, could do it digitally but not physically, which I thought was kind of weird.”

Now if you’re thinking the band is just going to be sitting around until the release date, think again. Halestorm is currently on the road, and for all you Buzzheads who are craving to see them, you better hurry up and jump in your car because the only show close to us is happening tonight in Oklahoma City. You can check out the rest of their tour schedule on their website, half of which is taking place in Europe in support of Alter Bridge and Shinedown.

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