The Halo Effect – the band featuring Dark Tranquility vocalist Mikael Stanne alongside former In Flames members Jesper Strömblad, Peter Iwers, Daniel Svensson, and Niclas Engelin – is in the studio knocking out some new material! The band began playing two new songs live this February, so it's not too surprising that new Halo Effect is in our immediate futures.
5/20 Hardford, CT The Webster
5/21 Brooklyn, NY Monarch
5/22 Philadelphia, PA Brooklyn Bowl
5/23 Worcester, MA The Palladium Upstairs
5/24 Quebec City, QC Imperial Bell
5/25 Montreal, QC Fairmount Theatre
5/26 Toronto, ON Horseshoe
5/27 Detroid, MI Crofoot
5/28 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Metal Fest
"I really see this as being an enduring project. We wrote way more songs for the album than what ended up [using], so we're already halfway through the next album in terms of songwriting. So we've got that covered. I mean, it's great.
"It's been difficult, of course, to kind of launch a new band, figuring out how things got to look, what an album's going to look like, logos, pictures, all that kind of stuff. But that's been fascinating to kind of start from nothing, but of course using all of our experience and contacts. So once we kind of get this going we're going to keep doing it, and everybody's super busy, obviously, with everything. So maybe it's going to be like whenever we play it's going to be more exclusive, I like to think.
"But no, we're going to keep doing it. We had a blast recording the album. We started rehearsing just before I went on this tour and it felt fantastic just to be in a room together and just going to play these songs. And so yeah, I think we have a good shot at continuing this. The reception so far has been fantastic. It's a fun thing but yeah, of course during the pandemic it's very easy to say yes to everything. And it's not that I regret it, but I realize that I'm in over my head here because I'm never going to be home again [laughs]. But it's all good."