Posts Tagged ‘Flyleaf’

Lacey Sturm

After leaving Flyleaf in 2012 to focus on her family, Lacey Sturm stormed back onto the music scene in 2016 with Life Screams, her solo debut. It became the first solo female release to top the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart, but her work didn’t end there. Last year also saw the release of her second book, The Mystery, following 2014’s The Reason. Even with her career taking off again, her family remains a priority; husband Josh Sturm plays guitar in her band (and is her primary songwriting partner), and their two young sons are on the road with them. When her headlining tour recently came to the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Live Metal’s Greg Maki got the latest from Lacey. (more…)

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Lacey Sturm

Lacey Sturm

Three and a half years after stepping down as singer of the platinum-selling Flyleaf, Lacey Sturm has returned to music, releasing her first solo album, Life Screams, on Feb. 12, 2016 (read review). Led by the first single, “Impossible,” the record features the passion, conviction and inspiring message of love and individualism—as well the unmistakable voice—that have won her so many loyal fans over the past decade. Lacey recently checked in with Live Metal’s Greg Maki to discuss Life Screams, her spring touring plans and more. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
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It should come as no surprise that Life Screams, the debut solo release from Lacey Sturm, sounds a lot like Flyleaf, the band she fronted for a decade before leaving in 2012. That’s not a bad thing at all, especially since she leans more on the rougher, heavier side of that sound than the poppier tendencies that crept in over the years.

This is not a case of a former band member trying to cash in on previous success. Sturm isn’t chasing fame and fortune; if she were, she wouldn’t have left Flyleaf when it had been on a steady upward trajectory for several years and she wouldn’t have waited this long to make her return to the music scene. (more…)

Lacey Sturm

Lacey Sturm

Three years after amicably parting ways with the Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Flyleaf, Lacey Sturm is set to independently release her solo debut, Life Screams, in early 2016 on FOLLOWSPOT Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The first single from this self-produced album, “Impossible,” will debut exclusively on SiriusXM’s Octane (channel 37) at 1 p.m. EST Sunday, Nov. 1, and go immediately into rotation thereafter. On Nov. 6, the single will be available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, and it will go to rock radio for adds Nov. 9. (more…)

Adelitas Way

Adelitas Way

Last September, in one of the most honest and real interviews you could ever read, Adelitas Way frontman Rick DeJesus vented his frustration with how record labels treat rock bands in today’s music business. So the recent announcement that the band had seized control of its career and launched a PledgeMusic drive to fund its forthcoming album (due this summer) made perfect sense. Rewards for pledging range from signed CDs and T-shirts to a night out with the band in Las Vegas and an acoustic house concert (with plenty in between). When this year’s SnoCore Tour (also featuring Flyleaf, Framing Hanley and Fit for Rivals) came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down with Rick to discuss his band’s bold career move and more. (more…)

Fyleaf, from left: guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya, drummer James Culpepper, vocalist Kristen May, guitarist Jared Hartmann and bassist Pat Seals.

Fyleaf, from left: guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya, drummer James Culpepper, vocalist Kristen May, guitarist Jared Hartmann and bassist Pat Seals.

Nine years after many music fans’ introduction to Flyleaf on the 2006 SnoCore Tour (as part of a bill topped by Shinedown and Seether, and also featuring the then-unknown Halestorm), the band, which for the past two and a half years has featured vocalist Kristen May, who replaced original singer Lacey Sturm, has found itself headlining that very same tour. When SnoCore came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down backstage with bassist Pat Seals to discuss the tour, Flyleaf’s new, crowd-funded album (Between the Stars) and more. (more…)

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2015 SnoCore Tour. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Guitarist Robert Zakaryan, left, and vocalist Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way perform at the 2014 Carolina Rebellion.

Guitarist Robert Zakaryan, left, and vocalist Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way perform at the 2014 Carolina Rebellion.

Las Vegas hard rockers Adelitas Way is gearing up for the release of a new EP titled Deserve This on March 17. The EP was produced by Matt Dougherty (Airbourne, Aranda, Megadeth, Staind, Disturbed) and the band at Groovemaster Studios and executive produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Pop Evil). The band is currently on the road this winter as a part of the SnoCore tour along with Flyleaf, Framing Hanley and Fit for Rivals. (more…)