Watch THE HALO EFFECT – Featuring Former IN FLAMES Members – Video for Second Single ‘Feel What I Believe’

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THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMESJesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — has released its second single, “Feel What I Believe”. The track, the official music video for which can be seen below, will appear on THE HALO EFFECT‘s first album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast.

Stanne comments: “‘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.”

He adds: “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 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 melo-death, where the echoes of the Gothenburg Sound are evident.

To celebrate the signing, THE HALO EFFECT has also announced its first-ever tour, accompanying the Swedish death metal giants AMON AMARTH and U.S. metallers MACHINE HEAD on 31 dates throughout Europe.

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 September/October!”

THE HALO EFFECT 2022 European tour supporting AMON AMARTH and MACHINE HEAD:

Sep. 08 – UK – Nottingham – Arena
Sep. 09 – UK – Cardiff – Arena
Sep. 10 – UK – London – Wembley Arena
Sep. 12 – UK – Manchester – Arena
Sep. 13 – IE – Dublin – 3 Arena –
Sep. 16 – CH – Zurich – Hallenstadion
Sep. 17 – AT – Vienna – Stadthalle
Sep. 18 – PL – Krakow – Tauron Arena
Sep. 20 – EST – Tallinn – Saku Arena
Sep. 21 – FIN – Helsinki – Ice Hall
Sep. 23 – N – Oslo – Spektrum
Sep. 24 – S – Stockholm – Hovet
Sep. 26 – DK – Copenhagen – Forum Black Box
Sep. 27 – DE – Hamburg – Barclays Arena
Sep. 28 – DE – Frankfurt – Festhalle
Sep. 30 – DE – Oberhausen – König Pilsener Arena
Oct. 01 – DE – Berlin – Velodrom
Oct. 02 – NL – Amsterdam – Afas Live
Oct. 04 – IT – Milano – Lorenzini District
Oct. 06 – ES – Barcelona – Sant Jordi
Oct. 07 – ES – Madrid – Vistalegre
Oct. 08 – ES – La Coruna – Coliseum
Oct. 09 – P – Lisbon – Campo Pequeno
Oct. 12 – FR – Paris – Zenith
Oct. 14 – DE – Munich – Olympiahalle
Oct. 15 – DE – Leipzig – Arena
Oct. 16 – CZ – Prague – Tipsport Arena
Oct. 18 – HU – Budapest – Barba Negra
Oct. 20 – LUX – Esch zur Alzette – Rockhal
Oct. 21 – BE – Brussels – Forest National
Oct. 22 – DE – Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle

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