Birthed by the time afforded by the pandemic, for fans of the Gothenberg melodeath scene, new band The Halo Effect are a true supergroup. Their credibility in this area is second to none with each member being a part of In Flames at one point. Made up of Mikael Stanne (vocals/dark tranquility), guitarists Niclas Engelin (Engel) and Jesper Strombland (Cyhra), bassist Peter Iwers and drummer Daniel Svensson, they have released their first single called Shadowminds.
With a modern take on the sound that these musicians helped to pioneer, The Halo Effect have arrived with an immediate impact. Before the single was released, it was announced that the band had signed with Nuclear Blast and would be embarking on a european tour, supporting Machine Head and Amon Amarth.
“Having grown up alongside Nuclear Blast in the early days of extreme metal, it just makes perfect sense for The Halo Effect to partner with this prestigious label. Our music holds true to our roots and what made us who we are today while trusting our shared experiences to move forward. Joining our old and new friends at Nuclear Blast Records is an honour and a privilege and we look forward to releasing this labour of love for metal together!”, states the band.
“We could not be more excited to partner with Cobra Agency for our first tour of Europe together 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 very much look forward to. See you in Sept/Oct!”
2022 European tour dates for Machine Head with Amon Amarh and The Halo Effect:
08.09. UK Nottingham – Arena
09.09. UK Cardiff – Arena
10.09. UK London – Wembley Arena
12.09. UK Manchester – Arena
13.09. IE Dublin – 3 Arena