The Halo Effect (Ex-In Flames) Premiere “Feel What I Believe” Music Video

The Halo Effect, the new band featuring former In Flames members Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Niclas Engelin, Peter Iwers, and Daniel Svensson, have premiered a new video for their new song “Feel What I Believe.” You can check that out below:

Stanne commented:

“‘Feel What I Believe’ is basically about how it felt growing up and discovering extreme metal in our late teens. Delving into something that was both frightening and alluring at the same time. And having that as the sole focus as you started playing in a band and in essence decided who you wanted to be. That confidence and laser focus is what still fascinates me. I love that this somehow endured over the years. This is basically us at 19 screaming, ‘How don’t you understand this?’ And even if people around us didn’t get it at the time, at least they could see our passion for it and that’s what this song is about.

The video is also reminiscent of the videos we saw growing up. A bunch of long-haired people in an abandoned warehouse playing loud music while trying to look cool, basically. What we did here though is bring it to another level thanks to Theo Gabay and his amazing team. I love that it captures the vibe of us playing and really enjoying what we do. Also it looks spectacular.”

The Halo Effect (Ex-In Flames) Premiere “Shadowminds” Music Video

The Halo Effect, the new band featuring former In Flames members Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Niclas Engelin, Peter Iwers, and Daniel Svensson, have premiered a new video for their new song “Shadowminds.” The group had the following to say about that:

“We are incredibly excited to unveil this new band with one of the first songs that 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 have we overcome in order to fully commit to this lifestyle? It’s about how easy it is to get lost if 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 of the studio as we were writing but we also love the cool dystopic imagery so we made the city look even more barren and destroyed. Enjoy!”

The Halo Effect (Ex-In Flames) Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

The Halo Effect, the new band featuring former In Flames members Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Niclas Engelin, Peter Iwers, and Daniel Svensson, have officially signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The group’s first single “Shadowminds” will be released on November 9.

The band commented:

“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!”

Nuclear Blast Europe‘s head of A&R Jens Prueter added:

“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!”

As previously reported, The Halo Effect will be opening for Amon Amarth and Machine Head on their co-headlining European/UK tour next year.

Amon Amarth & Machine Head Announce Co-Headlining European/UK Tour

Amon Amarth and Machine Head have booked a co-headlining European/UK tour for next year. The Halo Effect (ex-In Flames) will open.

Tour Dates:

09/08 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
09/09 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
09/10 London, UK – The SSE Arena
09/12 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
09/13 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
09/16 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
09/17 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
09/18 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
09/20 Tallinn, EST – Saku Arena
09/21 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall
09/23 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
09/24 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
09/26 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum Black Box
09/27 Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena
09/28 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
09/30 Oberhausen, GER – Konig Pilsener Arena
10/01 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
10/02 Amsterdam, NET – Afas Live
10/04 Milan, ITA – Lorenzini District
10/06 Barcelona, SPA – Sant Jordi
10/07 Madrid, SPA – Vistalegre
10/08 La Coruna, SPA – Coliseum
10/09 Lisbon, POR – Campo Pequeno
10/12 Paris, FRA – Zenith
10/14 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
10/15 Leipzig, GER – Arena
10/16 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
10/18 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/20 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
10/21 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
10/22 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle

Amon Amarth’s Johgan Hegg commented:

“Vikings, we are called to raid again! They said it couldn’t be done, but epic measures must be taken in these turbulent times. Amon Amarth is joining forces with our long-time lion-hearted friends in the almighty Machine Head to carve a path of destruction across Europe next Autumn. Your heathen souls must witness the full display of production by both bands for what will be the most monumental metal event of the year. Joining the plunder will be Sweden’s The Halo Effect who absolutely embody the spirit of the legendary Gothenburg sound. Keep an eye out for more news from us, as it’s almost time to grab your oars and row to victory. Stay safe, stay strong and raise your horns!”

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn added:

“Head Cases and Lionhearts rejoice! It is with great pleasure we announce our triumphant return to your land to crush skulls, pummel circle pits, and deplete your beer supply!! Only this time we will not be alone. That’s right. For the first time in nearly a decade Machine Head will be forgoing our usual “evenings with…” to join forces with our battle-hardened brothers in the all-powerful Amon Amarth, plus their fellow countrymen, The Halo Effect. This absolute monster of a tour will kick off Autumn 2022 and will be the most devastating night of your metal lives. So get ready to raise your fists, raise your glasses, and bang your heads with us at the heaviest tour of the year! No one can resist the pure power of this epic alliance. We are coming for you!”

The Halo Effect (Ex-In Flames) Tease New Song “Shadowminds”

The Halo Effect, the new band featuring former In Flames members Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Niclas Engelin, Peter Iwers, and Daniel Svensson, have shared a teaser for their new song “Shadowminds.” The full track is expected to be released on November 9.

Former In Flames Members Announce New Band The Halo Effect

Ex-In Flames members Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Niclas Engelin, Peter Iwers, and Daniel Svensson are planning to launch a new project called The Halo Effect. More details regarding the band’s plans are expected to be revealed soon.