The Halo Effect feat. Former In Flames Members: Debut Single ‘Shadowminds’ Now Available

THE HALO EFFECT Fet.  Former IN FLAMES Members: Debut Single 'Shadowminds' Now Available

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project with five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMESJesper Stromblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Nicolas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — released his debut single, “Shadow Ghosts”. The track, whose official music video can be seen below, will be released on THE HALO EFFECT‘s first album, expected in 2022 via nuclear explosion.

THE HALO EFFECT commented: “We are incredibly excited to reveal this new band with one of the first songs we wrote together. We felt strongly that this was the right direction for the band. Finding identity, finding a drive and passion is what the song is about and also what this band is about.What drove us to do this in the first place, what obstacles did we overcome to fully commit to this lifestyle?It’s about how easy it is to get lost when you lose focus and passion for what you do.

“With the video we wanted to convey the emptiness of the city in the early stages of the pandemic and what we saw outside the studio as we were writing, but we also like the cool dystopian visuals so we still have the city there.” look balder and balder. destroyed. Enjoy!”

Jens Pruter, head of A&R at nuclear explosion Europe, adds: “In 2009 I went to Gothenburg to ‘Where death lives most’ documentary for a DARK REST DVD. Diving deeper into the Gothenburg scene, digging through hours of archival footage and listening to all the interviews, I thought it was a jungle of incest. In the early 1990s, a number of boys moved between IN FLAMES, DARK REST, ceremonial eiden, HAMMERVAL and much more. We mustn’t forget that most of the protagonists were still teenagers when they released their first ‘desecret’ or ‘Septic Broilers’ demo tapes. What looked like incest was just a group of friends who shared a deep passion for metal. You could call it an all-star band, but it’s really just an all-family band. Listen to THE HALO EFFECT is like going to a New Year’s Eve dinner and enjoying the best food and drink of the year. And it is a pleasure to be invited and to share the joy with the rest of the world. Cheers!”

The first thought behind THE HALO EFFECT was to go back to the roots and explore the classic Gothenburg Sound. The band delivers the goods in a brutally efficient rendition of heart-pounding beats, melodic mayhem and furious growls at its finest and the result is an exceptional sound for fans of melodeath, where the echoes of the Gothenburg Sound are evident.

To celebrate the signing, THE HALO EFFECT has also announced his very first tour, joining the Swedish death metal giants AMON AMARTH and American metallers MACHINE HEAD on 31 dates across Europe.

The band comments: “We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Cobra Agency for our first tour of Europe with metal giants AMON AMARTH and MACHINE HEAD. Working together with people who are passionate about the road, the crews, the bands and the fans means a lot to us and doing this together is something we are really looking forward to. See you September/October!”

One of the founders of IN FLAMES, Stromblad left the band in February 2010 to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction.

Five years ago, jesper slammed his former bandmates, calling the group a “sinking ship” and saying: IN FLAMES singer Anders Friden has “never been a songwriter.”

Svensson, who participated IN FLAMES in 1998, announced in 2015 that he was leaving the group to focus on his family life.

A member of IN FLAMES since 1997, Iwers released a statement in November 2016 stating that he would be leaving the band “to pursue other endeavours”.

your obstacle sat outside IN FLAMES‘ tour dates back to the past two and a half years, but has never officially confirmed his departure from the band. your obstacle‘s replacement for IN FLAMES‘ live shows for most of 2019 and early 2020 used to be MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick.

When your obstacle was asked in an August 2020 interview with the “Metal Break” podcast what are “future” with IN FLAMES he replied: “I choose to pass that on” [question],” before quickly adding, “I’m still in the band.”

Since last year your obstacle was not listed as a member of IN FLAMES on the tape facebook page (Broderick was), and he does not appear in any of IN FLAMES‘ current promotional photos from the group’s record label, nuclear explosion.

Shortly after departure IN FLAMES, Iwers joined CYHRA, the band with singer Jake E (ex-AMARANTH) and Stromblad. He announced his departure from that band in May 2018.

During a performance in January 2021 at the “Vox & Hops” podcast, Iwers was asked if he ever misses being on the road. The bassist replied, “Yeah, absolutely. Well, ‘miss’ is kind of the wrong word. I loved spending most of my years with [IN FLAMES], and I miss the good times. I don’t regret leaving, but of course sometimes I really miss just being free and playing shows every day and traveling to new places. But I have plans. Maybe this will happen again in the future – not with IN FLAMES, although, but, yes, we’ll see.”

He continued: “I don’t miss spending time thinking about that sort of thing. I live more where I am now, where I’m actually free to do what I can with my own time. I own my own Time , as I like to say, I can plan it the way I want, and I kind of focus on enjoying it instead of missing the past.

“It’s nice to reminisce, but at the same time it can also take you down a dangerous road”, Peter added.

In a 2017 interview with Ireland’s overdrive, IN FLAMES guitarist Bjorn Gelotte said he wasn’t surprised by Peterleave the band. “It wasn’t a ‘shock’, so to speak, because we kind of knew it was coming,” he said. “I think he was just done with it and wasn’t happy. No, ‘happy’ is the wrong word. He just wanted to pursue other things. Peter is a very, very busy man. He has his own brewery with Daniel called Odd Island Brewing and he also has four or five different musical projects going on, so he’s really got his hands full right now.”

A year ago, DARK REST singer Mikael Stanne, who sang on IN FLAMES‘ 1994’s debut album “Moon Tension”, dismissed comparisons between the two bands and told the “BREW language speaking podcast”: “We’re kind of connected forever, just because of our early connection. I sang on the first IN FLAMES album, and Different sang on the first DARK REST album, and this is still a cause of great confusion for some reason. But hey, we toured together, we’re friends and we grew up together in the same area outside the city [in Gothenburg, Sweden]. So of course it’s obvious. And I agree – that’s fine. It’s just getting a little old, because there’s not much more to say about it, because we’ve gone in very different directions. So it’s irrelevant, but of course you’re making comparisons – that’s how people work, how do you go, ‘I like this band better than that band.’ And if there’s a link somehow, and there’s a lot of them between the two of us, you use that as a kind of reference or “This is better than that” or “The guitarist is better in that band” – those kind of things. So I’m at peace with it. It doesn’t change anything. And sometimes questions about it are uninspired. It’s like, ‘Oh, what do you think of the other band’s albums?’ It’s like, ‘It doesn’t matter, but I’m a huge fan. I love it.’ And so it is with AT THE GATES also, even though we haven’t shared any members together, but we grew up together a bit anyway, so of course there’s a huge connection as well. And I don’t mind talking about my friends and the great bands that come out of this town – it’s fine – but sometimes the direct comparisons seem… Maybe they meant something in the 90s, but they really do not anymore.”

THE HALO EFFECT 2022 European tour support AMON AMARTH and MACHINE HEAD:

Sep 08 – UK – Nottingham – Arena

September 09 – UK – Cardiff – Arena

September 10 – UK – London – Wembley Arena

Sep 12. – UK – Manchester – Arena

Sep 13 – IE – Dublin – 3 Arena –

Sep 16 – CH – Zurich – Hallenstadion

17 Sep. – AT – Vienna – Stadthalle

Vulture. 18 – PL – Krakow – Tauron Arena

Sept. 20 – EST – Tallinn – Saku Arena

Sep 21. – FIN – Helsinki – Ice Hall

Sept. 23 – N – Oslo – Spektrum

Sept. 24 – S – Stockholm – Hoveto

Sep 26 – DK – Copenhagen – Forum Black Box

Sep 27 – DE – Hamburg – Barclays Arena

September 28 – DE – Frankfurt – Festhalle

September 30 – DE – Oberhausen – König Pilsener Arena

01 Oct – DE – Berlin – Velodrom

02 Oct – NL – Amsterdam – Afas Live

Oct 04 – IT – Milan – Lorenzini District

Oct. 06 – ES – Barcelona – Sant Jordi

Oct 07 – ES – Madrid – Vistalegre

Oct 08 – ES – La Coruna – Colosseum

09 Oct – P – Lisbon – Campo Pequeno

Oct. 12 – FR – Paris – Zenith

Oct. 14 – DE – Munich – Olympiahalle

Oct 15 – DE – Leipzig – Arena

Oct. 16 – CZ – Prague – Tipsport Arena

Oct 18 – HU – Budapest – Barba Negra

Oct. 20 – LUX – Esch zur Alzette – Rockhal

Oct 21 – BE – Brussels – Forest National

Oct. 22 – DE – Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle

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