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THE HALO EFFECT Didn’t Intentionally Try To Sound Like Early IN FLAMES

THE HALO EFFECT, the brand new undertaking that includes 5 former members of the Swedish metallic band IN FLAMESJesper Strömblad (guitar),Daniel Svensson (drums),Peter Iwers (bass),Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — will launch its debut album, “Days Of The Misplaced”, on August 12 through Nuclear Blast. Requested in a brand new interview with Australia’s “Scars And Guitars” podcast if he would agree that “Days Of The Misplaced” is, in some methods, a “religious successor” to “Reroute To Stay”, IN FLAMES‘ sixth album, which got here out in 2022, Peter mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi): “Ooh, attention-grabbing. I have not actually considered it. Once you make music, like we do, you have a tendency to not overthink stuff — you simply go in and also you write music and form of know that what comes out will sound a sure manner due to the model that we’re enjoying and the way we’re enjoying and performing our music. So I have not actually considered it, however perhaps — perhaps. It was undoubtedly nothing intentional. We simply went in. We had a bunch of concepts and we got here out with a bunch of songs that occur to sound a sure manner. However none of us actually overthought it and it was by no means meant to ‘it is gonna sound like this’ or ‘it is gonna sound like that.’ We simply [went], ‘Let’s write this music and see what occurs.’ And due to, like I mentioned, how we’re enjoying, it will sound a sure manner.”

Added Daniel: “Lots of people like to investigate music, and, after all, it sounds Gothenburg metal-ish as a result of all of us are from that style and we’re a number of the folks that form of created it. So, after all, it’s going to sound Gothenburg metal-ish, IN FLAMES-ish. After which which period, I do not know. And as Peter mentioned, we do not actually take into consideration the way it ought to sound. That is how we sound immediately, and with our legacy that is inevitable, that we sound as we do.”

Continued Peter: “Clearly, folks love to do numerous evaluating between us… It is a troublesome subject to debate as a result of none of us have — although we have all been in IN FLAMES sooner or later, none of us have actually considered this as what you are saying. However then lots of people that we communicate to say it. So it is a bit of exhausting to absorb, as we have been very thorough in simply writing music. However I might say it is a bit of flattering to listen to it.”

Svensson, who joined IN FLAMES in 1998, introduced in 2015 that he was leaving the group to concentrate on his household life.

A member of IN FLAMES since 1997, Iwers issued a press release in November 2016 saying that he was exiting the band “to pursue different endeavors.”

A founding member of IN FLAMES, Strömblad give up the band in February 2010 so as to proceed receiving remedy for his alcohol habit.

Engelin has been sitting out IN FLAMES‘ tour dates for the previous three years however has by no means formally confirmed his departure from the band. Engelin‘s substitute for IN FLAMES‘ reside reveals since then has been former MEGADETH and present ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick.

Stanne lately informed the “Heavy Hops” podcast about THE HALO EFFECT‘s musical route: “Niclas began writing a couple of songs, simply based mostly on what he has and what he form of digs. And I instantly felt, like, ‘Oh, that is tremendous cool. We’re on to one thing right here.’ It is tremendous heavy, it is melodic — it is all these issues that we form of grew up attempting to do. Then Jesper bought concerned and he began altering a bit of little bit of that or including stuff to it. And we have been, like, ‘Okay, that is superior.’ It would not really feel new in any respect, it would not really feel tremendous totally different, however on the identical time, why ought to we? Let’s concentrate on the issues that we all know finest and attempt to form of recapture that feeling that we had once we have been youngsters, once we wished to play collectively and that form of playful environment. As a result of the longer you play collectively together with your major band or what have you ever, you attempt to continually reinvent your self, and a lot vitality goes into attempting to be totally different from what you’ve got accomplished earlier than. Whereas beginning one thing new like this with a really acquainted style of music meant that you would be very free about it. It would not should be something specifically, it would not have to adapt to any guidelines — it simply must fucking kick ass and really feel good.”

Shortly after leaving IN FLAMES, Iwers joined CYHRA, the band that includes vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) and Strömblad. He introduced his departure from that band in Might 2018.

THE HALO EFFECT‘s first-ever tour will probably be because the help act for Swedish demise metallic giants AMON AMARTH and U.S. metallers MACHINE HEAD on 31 dates all through Europe in the summertime and fall of 2022.

Picture credit score: Markus Esselmark

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