My Headbangers welcome from Gothenburg, Sweden, and new band with seasoned members:


“Days Of The Lost”

“Feel What I Believe”

Well my HeadBangers do they look and sound familiar?  Just listening to their sound, and you can’t miss the vocalist can you????  I hope the hell not.  Well let’s look at some info on this band and maybe you’ll remember…..

The Halo Effect is a Swedish heavy metal band formed by former members of IN FLAMES. They are signed to the Nuclear Blast label, and released their debut single, “Shadowminds” on November 9, 2021, ahead of a planned debut album in 2022. The band’s name comes from the song off Rush’s album Clockwork Angels.  

Do your recognize them now??

The Halo Effect was founded by five friends whose careers had intersected at different times in the band In Flames. Jesper Strömblad was a founding member of In Flames in 1990, and in 1993 Mikael Stanne (who founded the band Dark Tranquility and remains its sole founding member today) worked as a session vocalist on In Flames’ demo tape and debut album. Niclas Engelin and Peter Iwers joined In Flames in 1997, and Daniel Svensson joined In Flames in 1998 after Niclas Engelin quit. Subsequently, Strömblad, Iwers, and Svensson played together in In Flames for over 20 years by the time Strömblad quit that band in 2010.

The Halo Effect coalesced in 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and according to press releases, the motivating idea behind the band was to return to the roots of the 1990s “Gothenburg sound” that pioneered the melodic death metal genre.

Their debut album is due to be released August 12, 2022, after which the band will be touring Europe and the UK throughout September and October.


Let’s meet the band just for those who don’t know…

Niclas Engelin – Lead Guitar (2021-present)

Peter Iwers – Bass Guitar (2021-present)

Mikael Stanne – Lead Vocals (2021-present)

Jesper Strömblad – Rhythm Guitar (2021-present)

Daniel Svensson – Drums (2021-present)

My Thoughts:

I’m still trying to figure out why Gothenburg has been on my mind a lot lately.  Well with me I’ll keep searching till it comes to me.  I love these guys, you know I’m a sucker for a good growl vocalist, and Mikael is one of the best.  It’s like his voice is harsh and rough and it comes out right into your face, I love it.  Check out Dark Tranquillity, Week 113, they were on the blog then.  I think this bunch getting together was fate.  They just meld together, but then they are seasoned musicians.  The music is great what else can anyone say about them.  Oh yeah the hair, do I need to mention it lmao.  Check them out on FB and all your social medias they are there.  Sorry for the shortness, I’ve been working almost 10 hours a day,  but just for this week.

That’s it for this week, join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

12 thoughts on “WEEK 170 – THE HALO EFFECT

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  1. I checked and I see it said follows you since today lol. I know its been way longer than that, everything looks good on my end. I’m going to text them and see what the happiness engineers say lmao thxs for telling me

  2. Awesome. I always liked In Flames. Also, did somebody shadow ban you or something? For whatever reason WP keeps dropping my sub.

    1. I don’t even know what shadow ban means lmao. I will send WP a text. I know they messed up one of my HumpDay posts. And tell me what shadow means. Thxs lol🤘🏻🖤🤘🏻

      1. Sorry, I forget my dissident lingo doesn’t always translate. It’s when “they” dick with your thing so ot doesn’t come up on an automatic feed. There’s a few blogs I’ve followed that got it. Then you got the YouTube sneaky-sneaky unsubbing people from “inconvenient” content creators.

      2. Lmao I think it’s ok now. They said I had my notifications disabled. I don’t know how that happened. But I don’t know if that wld be dropping u off. We will see. If it happens again I’ll get ahold of them again. My email is metalheadbanger1979@gmail.com. Let me know ok 🤘🏻🖤🤘🏻

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