The year of the corona-pandemic, when the music world was forced into a standstill, five old friends put in motion an old idea that had been lingering – and what eventually was to become a new band and powerhouse: The Halo Effect, who recently inked a contract with Nuclear Blast.

A new Metal Supergroup The Halo Effect, featuring former members of In Flames, have released their first new music! The band is streaming the single “Shadowminds” right now at all DSPs. The band unites one-time In Flames members Jesper Strömblad, Daniel Svensson, Peter Iwers, Niclas Engelin and Mikael Stanne  – a crazy amount of talent. The band will release their debut album via Nuclear Blast in 2022 and will open for new labelmates Machine Head and Amon Amarth next fall in Europe. Check out “Shadowminds” now!

The Halo Effect comments: “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 2022 European tour supporting Amon Amarth and Machine Head:

Thu 8th Sept – Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
Fri 9th Sept – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Sat 10th Sept – London – The SSE Wembley Arena
Mon 12th Sept – Manchester – Arena
Tue 13th Sept – Dublin – 3Arena
Fri 16th Sept – Zurich – Hallenstadion
Sat 17th Sept – Vienna – Stadthalle
Sun 18th Sept – Krakow – Tauron Arena
Tue 20th Sept – Tallin – Saku Arena
Wed 21st Sept – Helsinki – Ice Hall
Fri 23rd Sept – Oslo – Spektrum
Sat 24th Sept – Stockholm – Hovet
Mon 26th Sept – Copenhagen – Forum Black Box
Tue 27th Sept – Hamburg – Barclays Arena
Wed 28th Sept – Frankfurt – Festhalle
Fri 30th Sept – Oberhausen – König Pilsener Arena
Sat 1st Oct – Berlin – Velodrome
Sun 2nd Oct – Amsterdam – Afas Live
Tue 4th Oct – Milan – Lorenzini District
Thu 6th Oct – Barcelona – Sant Jordi
Fri 7th Oct – Madrid – Vistalegre
Sat 8th Oct – La Coruna – Coliseum
Sun 9th Oct – Lisbon – Campo Pequeno
Wed 12th Oct – Paris – Zenith
Fri 14th Oct – Munich – Olympiahalle
Sat 15th Oct – Leipzig – Arena
Sun 16th Oct – Prague – Tipsport Arena
Tue 18th Oct – Budapest – Barba Negra
Thu 20th Oct – Esch-Sur-Alzette – Rockhal
Fri 21st Oct – Brussels – Forest National
Sat 22nd Oct – Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle


The Halo Effect is:
Niclas Engelin – guitar
Jesper Strömblad – guitar
Mikael Stanne – vocals
Peter Iwers – bass
Daniel Svensson – drums