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THE HALO EFFECT - releases new single!


After gathering over 1 million plays combined for their debut single “Shadowminds”, 2021’s biggest surprise in the metal scene, strikes back with another single & video.


Combining their forces as songwriting geniuses and having the “Rifflords of Sweden” united once more, they deliver with the new hit single “Feel What I Believe” what fans were craving for for the past decade!


Jesper Strömblad of IN FLAMES (1990-2010), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), Peter Iwers (IN FLAMES 1997-2016) , Daniel Svensson (IN FLAMES 1998-2015) and Niclas Engelin (IN FLAMES 1997-98/2011-) teamed up to shake up the Gothenburg scene!


The band comments on the song as follows: “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. Enjoy!"


The initial thought behind THE HALO EFFECT was to go back to the roots and explore the classic Gothenburg Sound, and the band manage just that. Their new take on the iconic sound is sure to appeal to fans of the classic melodeath sound.


The band have also announced their first ever tour, accompanying Swedish death metal berserkers AMON AMARTH and US thrashers MACHINE HEAD on 31 dates throughout Europe and the UK, as well as some first festivals.


The band comments: "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!"

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