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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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Stitched Up Heart

Stitched Up Heart is set to return to the road in 2017 after an eventful 2016 that saw the band release its debut album, Never Alone. The group is getting ready for a performance on the Shiprocked Cruise for the second year in a row and will follow that with a tour supporting ex-Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm. A full list of dates for the tour can be found below. (more…)

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September Mourning has signed with Sumerian Records, released a new video and is preparing to hit the road in the United States this April and May on the “Generation Doom” tour, along with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Through Fire and Doll Skin. Watch the video for “Eye of the Storm” and see tour dates below. The single also is available for purchase on iTunes. (more…)

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…)

Review by Greg Maki

One of the two subtitles of former Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm’s autobiography, The Reason, is Revelations of a Rock Princess, which is a bit ironic considering the book deals little with the band with which she sold millions of albums and toured the world. This is Sturm’s story, not the band’s, and music is only one part of it—and a fairly small one at that. (more…)

Flyleaf_New_Horizons_CoverReview by Greg Maki
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Eight days before its release, Flyleaf dropped the bomb that New Horizons, its third full-length effort, would be its last album with vocalist Lacey Sturm. (In a letter to fans, the singer cited the birth of her son and the recent death of the band’s longtime audio engineer.) This record then has taken on a much greater level of importance than it would have had otherwise, which feels a little odd considering Flyleaf always has come across as a working-class band that placed more emphasis on its music and message than the individual members. (more…)