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The Strange Case Of... is the second full-length studio album by the rock band Halestorm, released on April 10, 2012. The album was produced by Howard Benson, who also produced the band's self-titled debut album. The first single and video from the album "Love Bites (So Do I)" won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.[9] The song "Here's to Us" was performed on the US television show, Glee, with clean lyrics. Four of the album's songs were previously released on the sneak-preview EP Hello, It's Mz. Hyde. A deluxe edition of the album was also released containing three bonus tracks. A different version of the song "Here's to Us" featuring multiple guests including Slash was included on the reissue version of the standard and deluxe version of the album in 2013. In interviews about the album, Hale noted that the album was heavier than their previous album, but was significantly closer to the sound of them live.

The album debuted at No. 7 on Top Rock Albums and No. 15 on the Billboard 200, selling 24,000 copies in its first week.[10] It has sold 387,000 copies in the US as of April 2015.[11] And was certified Gold (500,000 units) by the RIAA as of March 8, 2016.[12]

Track listing

1."Love Bites (So Do I)"Lzzy Hale, Dave Bassett3:11
2."Mz. Hyde"Hale, Scott Stevens3:22
3."I Miss the Misery"Hale, Christine Danielle Connolly, Scott Stevens3:03
4."Freak Like Me"Hale, Johnny Andrews, Rob Graves3:38
5."Beautiful with You"Hale, Nina Ossoff, Dana Calitri, Maria Sommer3:16
6."In Your Room"Hale, Zachary Maloy2:46
7."Break In"Hale, Aimée Proal, Graves, Mark L. Holman4:45
8."Rock Show"Hale, Julian Emery, Jim Irvin3:19
9."Daughters of Darkness"Hale, Blair Daly3:55
10."You Call Me a Bitch Like It's a Bad Thing"Hale, Ossoff, Calitri, Martin Briley3:11
11."American Boys"Hale, Robert Huff3:28
12."Here's to Us"Hale, Toby Gad, Danielle Brisebois2:57
Total length:40:56

Hello, It's Mz. Hyde EP

The band released an EP before the album release of 4 of the songs set to appear on The Strange Case of....

Track listing

1."Love Bites (So Do I)" 
2."Rock Show" 
3."Daughters of Darkness" 
4."Here's to Us" 

Band members

  • Lzzy Hale – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Arejay Hale – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Joe Hottinger – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Josh Smith – bass guitar, backing vocals

Additional Personnel


  • Art Direction – Alex Kirzhner
  • Design – Alex Kirzhner
  • Hair Stylist – Hikari Tezuka
  • Make-Up – Lucky Smyler
  • Photography – Alex Kirzhner, Chris Phelps
  • Stylist – Mody Al Khufash

  • A&R – Anne Declemente, Pete Ganbarg
  • Administration – Anne Declemente
  • Booking – John Bongiorno, Scott Sokol, Rebecca Wedlake
  • ComposerJohnny Andrews, Dave Bassett, Martin Briley, Danielle Brisebois, Dana Calitri, Christine Danielle Connolly, Blair Daly, Julian Emery, Toby Gad, Rob Graves, Lzzy Hale, Mark L. Holman, Robert Huff, Jim Irvin, Richard Madenfort, Zachary Maloy, James Michael, Ninna Ossoff, Jason Keith Perry, Aimee Proal, Maria Sommer, Scott Stevens
  • Digital Editing – Paul DeCarli
  • Drum Technician – Jon Nicholson
  • Engineer – Paul DeCarli, Jimmy Fahey, Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki, Richard Madenfort, James Michael, Mike Plotnikoff
  • Guitar Technician – Marc VanGool
  • Legal Advisor – Jess Rosen
  • Management – Diana de la Cerda, Vincent Hartong, Carla Karakesisoglu, Bill McGathy, Richard Madenfort, Beth Sabbagh, David Weise
  • Marketing – Anthony Delia
  • MasteringTed Jensen
  • MixingChris Lord-Alge
  • Music Business Affairs – Diana de la Cerda, Carla Karakesisoglu, Beth Sabbagh, David Weise
  • Packaging – Brian Ranney
  • ProducerHoward Benson
  • ProgrammingHoward Benson, Lenny Skolnik


Chart (2012) Peak
UK Albums Chart[13] 49
UK Rock Chart[14] 2
Japanese Albums Chart[15] 52
US Billboard 200[16] 15
US Top Rock Albums[17] 7
US Hard Rock Albums[17] 1
US Alternative Albums[17] 6
US Top Digital Albums[17] 15
US Top Tastemaker Albums[17] 21

Year-end charts

Chart (2012) Position
US Hard Rock Albums[18] 12
US Rock Albums[19] 59
US Alternative Albums[20] 44
Chart (2013) Position
US Hard Rock Albums[21] 12
US Rock Albums[22] 69


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[23] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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