Tag Archives: THE HALO EFFECT

THE HALO EFFECT release remix of ‘Shadowminds’ by Ihsahn


Gothenburg sensation THE HALO EFFECT is currently touring through Europe with their fellow countrymen AMON AMARTH and label mates MACHINE HEAD, leaving masses of adoring fans in their wake.

Their debut album Days Of The Lost, released in August, dominated the charts worldwide. Reaching #1 in Sweden, #6 in Germany, Austria and Finland and #8 in Switzerland.
The album’s lead single ´Shadowminds´ achieved huge success in 2022,  reaching over 5 million plays across Spotify & YouTube.

Continue reading THE HALO EFFECT release remix of ‘Shadowminds’ by Ihsahn

THE HALO EFFECT release footage of Gothenburg rooftop show


Swedish melodic death metal juggernauts THE HALO EFFECT featuring iconic musicians Mikael StanneJesper StrömbladNiclas Engelin,Peter Iwers and Daniel Svensson have released the footage of their highly acclaimed rooftop gig to the public. The show that originally aired in May was shot on a roof top near the harbour with a phenomenal view over the band’s hometown, Gothenburg, Sweden, and features 4 songs off the band’s chart smashing debut, Days Of The Lost (#1 in their home country, #6 in Germany, Austria and Finnland among others).

Continue reading THE HALO EFFECT release footage of Gothenburg rooftop show

THE HALO EFFECT unleash new single “The Needless End”


Just ahead of their set at the legendary Sweden Rock festival, The Halo Effect have revealed yet another melodic death metal gem. Leading up to the release of their highly anticipated debut album “Days Of The Lost”, to be released on August 12th via Nuclear Blast.

Frontman Mikael Stanne tells about the track: The Needless End deals with the crippling inability to deal with abstract problems. Issues that just seem too huge or incomprehensible falls by the wayside in order to deal with more immediate but less important issues. We end up somewhere not because we want to but because we were unable to understand what we needed to do. There is an intensity to this song and a uplifting melody that I think suits this idea. Among all the anger and resentment it’s also hopeful and has an infectious groove and drive.”

Continue reading THE HALO EFFECT unleash new single “The Needless End”

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.

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

THE HALO EFFECT band feat. In Flames and Dark Tranquillity legends release first ever single & music video ‘Shadowminds’


The year of the corona-pandemic, when the world was forced into a standstill, five old friends finally put an old idea in motion. The result is a brand new band, 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), bassist Peter Iwers, and drummer Daniel Svensson.
Today, the band are giving metal fans all over the world a taste of their sound with debut single ‘Shadowminds’, that comes together with a music video. Its brooding atmosphere, melodic riffs and harsh vocals provide a perfect example of what THE HALO EFFECT is about.

Continue reading THE HALO EFFECT band feat. In Flames and Dark Tranquillity legends release first ever single & music video ‘Shadowminds’