More

    THE HALO EFFECT | Sign With Nuclear Blast, Announce Debut Single Plus European Tour With AMON AMARTH And MACHINE HEAD.

    The year of the corona-pandemic, when the music world was forced into a standstill, five old friends put in motion an old idea that had been lingering and what eventually was to become a new band and powerhouse: THE HALO EFFECT, who recently inked a contract with Nuclear Blast.

    The members of THE HALO EFFECT are not only masters of their domain, but also pioneers of the Gothenburg melodeath scene, who, at some point, have all been members of fellow Gothenburg icons IN FLAMES: Lead guitarists Niclas Engelin (ENGEL) and Jesper Strömblad (CYHRA), lead singer and lyricist Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), the foundation of power, bassist Peter Iwers, and his partner in crime since twenty plus years, hard-hitting drummer Daniel Svensson.

    “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 prestigous 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 to releasing this labour of love for metal together!”, states the band.

    Jens Prueter, Head of A&R Nuclear Blast Europe adds:  “In 2009 I was going to Gothenburg to produce the ‘Where Death Is Most Alive’ documentary for a DARK TRANQUILLITY DVD. Getting deeper into the Gothenburg scene, going through hours of archive footage and listening to all the interviews, I though it was a jungle of incest. In the early 90s a bunch of guys moved between IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, CEREMONIAL OATH, HAMMERFALL and many more. We shouldn’t forget that most of the protagonists were still teenagers when they released their first ‘Desecrator’ or ‘Septic Broiler’ 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 basically just an all-family band. Listening to THE HALO EFFECT is like going to a New Year’s dinner enjoying the best food and drinks of the year. And it’s a pleasure to be invited and share the joy with the rest of the world. Cheers!”

    The initial 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 display of heart pounding beats, melodic mayhem and furious growling at its best and the result is an exceptional sound to fans of melodeath, where the echoes of the Gothenburg Sound are evident. The first single, ‘Shadowminds’ will be unveiled soon, on 9th November 2021.

    To celebrate the signing, the band also announce their first ever tour, accompanying the Swedish death metal giants AMON AMARTH and US thrashers MACHINE HEAD on 31 dates throughout the UK and Europe.

    “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!”

    European Tour 2022
    AMON AMARTH, MACHINE HEAD /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
    16.09.   CH        Zurich – Hallenstadion
    17.09.   AT         Vienna – Stadthalle
    18.09.   PL         Krakow – Tauron Arena
    20.09.   EST       Tallinn – Saku Arena
    21.09.   FIN        Helsinki – Ice Hall
    23.09.   N           Oslo – Spektrum
    24.09.   S           Stockholm – Hovet
    26.09.   DK         Copenhagen – Forum                                Black Box

    27.09.   DE   Hamburg – Barclays Arena
    28.09.   DE         Frankfurt – Festhalle
    30.09.   DE         Oberhausen – König Pilsener Arena
    01.10.   DE         Berlin – Velodrom
    02.10.   NL         Amsterdam – Afas Live
    04.10.   IT          Milano – Lorenzini District
    06.10.   ES         Barcelona – Sant Jordi
    07.10.   ES         Madrid – Vistalegre
    08.10.   ES         La Coruna – Coliseum
    09.10.   P     Lisbon – Campo  Pequeno
    12.10.   FR         Paris – Zenith
    14.10.   DE         Munich – Olympiahalle
    15.10.   DE         Leipzig – Arena
    16.10.   CZ         Prague – Tipsport Arena
    18.10.   HU        Budapest – Barba Negra
    20.10.   LUX       Esch zur Alzette – Rockhal
    21.10.   BE         Brussels – Forest National
    22.10.   DE         Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle

    Tickets can be pre-ordered from 3rd November, released for general sale 5th November HERE

    Pre-Save ‘Shadowminds’ HERE

    THE HALO EFFECT are:
    Niclas Engelin | guitar
    Jesper Strömblad | guitar
    Mikael Stanne | vocals
    Peter Iwers | bass
    Daniel Svensson | drums

    THE HALO EFFECT Online:

    FACEBOOK  |  INSTAGRAM  |  TWITTER

     

    Latest articles

    DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS | ‘Slay The Bellz’ Livestream Charity Event 10th Dec. On Twitch With All That Remains, Dan Sugarman (Ice Nine Kills), Paolo...

    America’s largest independent festival producer, Danny Wimmer Presents, is hosting Slay The Bellz Relay Raid, a 10th December livestream charity event exclusively on Twitch,...

    ODDKO | Launches War On Consumerism With New Single ‘Siren Song.’

    ODDKO is an LA-based independent alternative/industrial metal band spawned from the mind of Giovanni Bucci, who started the band as a way to fully express himself...

    BLOODSTOCK | Announce 9 More Bands & Ticket Deposit Scheme.

    BLOODSTOCK is ready to announce yet another clutch of bands who’ll grace the stages at Catton Park for August, 2022. The legendary KILLING JOKE are...

    BELPHEGOR – Black Rituals Tour 2021 – Castle & Falcon, Birmingham UK

    On arriving at the venue, it was obvious from the fans entering that this was going to be a night of brutal music. I...

    Related articles