The Halo Effect announce debut album “Days Of The Lost” and reveal video for title track

After making a big impression with their debut single “Shadowminds” and the follow up single “Feel What I Believe”The Halo Effect have announced their debut album, set for release on August 12th, and have released a third single and video for the album’s title track “Days Of The Lost”.

The band featuring guitar heroes & songwriting wizards Jesper Strömblad and Niclas Engelin (ex- IN FLAMES), singer Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILITY), as well as former IN FLAMES members Peter Iwers and Daniel Svensson, present another masterclass in Swedish melodic death metal.

Frontman Mikael Stanne explainsabout the song: “Days Of The Lost” is about finding your place in life, about making that outcast experience into something that propels you forward. We all met in our mid teens and we were all trying to find direction, motivation and meaning. Thankfully we found it in creativity and music and we shared this passion and made something from it that remains an essential part of who we are as individuals and as parts of a whole. So this is us reflecting on our past, while watching a new generation slowly but surely find their path. It’s about standing up, being your true self and about not letting anything stand in your way. Our choices and our paths have led to all kinds of things but we wouldn’t change a thing.”

The video was shot on a cold day in January on a rooftop at a location in Gothenburg called ‘Ringön’. Previously an industrial wasteland, the area is now a bustling hotspot. It was directed by Theo Gabay along with his sidekick Morgan Jensen, who are more known in Sweden for their movie and TV work.

Watch the video here:

Stream the song here:

Pre-save and pre-order the album here:

The album is available on a number of different formats, which you can find below:

– CD Jewelcase 24pages Booklet (Retail)

– BOX 1LP Gatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Yolk Crystal Clear/Light Green Transparent + CD&BD Earbook 48pages (NB Mailorder)

– 1LP Gatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Splatter Light Green Transparent/Black (NB Mailorder)

– 1LP Gatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Marbled Crystal Clear/Dark Green (NB Mailorder + Wholesale)

– 1LP Gatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Crystal Clear (Retail)

– 1LP Gatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Transparent Red (EMP)

– 1LP Gatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Transparent Sun Yellow (Nordics)

– 1LP Gatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Transparent Light Green (UK)

– 1LP Gatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Glow In The Dark (Band Shop)

– 1LP Gatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Marbled Light Green Transparent/Black (Band Shop)

Catch the band live at the below dates:

11.06.   SE          SWEDEN ROCK
05.08.   DE          WACKEN OPEN AIR

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

Niclas Engelin | guitar
Jesper Strömblad | guitar
Mikael Stanne | vocals
Peter Iwers | bass
Daniel Svensson | drums

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