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Madison, Wisconsin, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Hard Rock




"Get Ready To Rock UK Review"

Haliwel are a fivesome from Madison, Wisconsin and From The Inside is their first, self-produced album. The band created everything themselves, art work, website, videos, etc.

Haliwel play hard rock with great rhythms, melodies and plenty of bass. On their facebook page they liken some of their sound to Black Stone Cherry, don’t sell yourselves cheap guys, Haliwel’s sound is much preferable to BSC’s, much more variety in the drumming style to start with and far more variety in the music altogether.

Reading Haliwel describe themselves as mainstream I was not expecting such a great sound, really heavy rock in some tracks with a sound occasionally veering towards Killswitch Engage, without the shouts. The vocal style of Justin Schmitz suits the music well, especially in track seven, ‘In The End’, where the sound is enhanced with slightly off key harmonies.

‘This Far’ and ‘Once Had It All’ are slower tracks with ‘Once Had It All’ clocking up over six and a half minutes. ‘Original Sin’ features a great guitar led mid-section expertly played, very enjoyable. Best tracks on the album for me were ‘In The End’ and ‘Hollow Son’ which has an slower acoustic start leading to powerful riffs and great melodic passages.

This album took me by surprise, I really shouldn’t read the bumph before listening, a great debut from a band we will hopefully hear more from in the future. - getreadytorock.me.uk


Still working on that hot first release.



Haliwel has set out to combine the high energy of hard rock with the radio friendliness of mainstream rock, their debut EP "From the Inside" has succeeded in finding that perfect blend. Like similar artists, such as Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry, Haliwel not only supplies first time listeners with catchy hooks and infectious melodies, but also draws concert goers to a live show with tight musicianship and exciting showmanship. Since the release of "From the Inside", in May of 2014, Haliwel has received regular rotation and requests on internet radio and has been featured as "Breakout Artist' on Rock Rage Radio. Interviews in Publications such as Max Ink, Fireworks, Stencil, and Classic Rock magazines have showed much interest from readers. The article from Max Ink Magazine has been one of the most read and recommended articles of the year, the article has doubled online viewership of national bands Sevendust, Nonpoint, and Soil. Being a self-reliant band is important to the members. Having created everything in-house, from artwork and merchandise to websites and videos, Haliwel strives to be as hard working as the people who see and hear their music. When hard work combine with talent and energy great music can be created, such is the music on Haliwel's self-produced "From the Inside".

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