June 6, 2022
Photo: Markus Esselmark

Just ahead of their set at the legendary Sweden Rock festival, The Halo Effect have revealed yet another melodic death metal gem. Leading up to the release of their highly anticipated debut album Days Of The Lost, to be released on August 12th via Nuclear Blast.

Frontman Mikael Stanne tells about the track: “The Needless End deals with the crippling inability to deal with abstract problems. Issues that just seem too huge or incomprehensible falls by the wayside in order to deal with more immediate but less important issues. We end up somewhere not because we want to but because we were unable to understand what we needed to do. There is an intensity to this song and a uplifting melody that I think suits this idea. Among all the anger and resentment it’s also hopeful and has an infectious groove and drive.”

Check out the video below.

Days Of The Lost is available in the following formats

CDJewelcase 24pages Booklet (Retail)
Box LPGatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Yolk Crystal Clear/Light Green Transparent + CD&BD Earbook 48pages (NB Mailorder)
1 LPGatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Splatter Light Green Transparent/Black (NB Mailorder)
1 LPGatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Marbled Crystal Clear/Dark Green (NB Mailorder + Wholesale)
1LPGatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Crystal Clear (Retail)
1LPGatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Transparent Red (EMP)
1 LPGatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Transparent Sun Yellow (Nordics)
1LPGatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Transparent Light Green (UK)
1LPGatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Glow In The Dark (Band Shop)
1 LPGatefold 24 Pages Booklet + Documentary Blu Ray Marbled Light Green Transparent/Black (Band Shop)

Catch the band live:

11.06.   SE          SWEDEN ROCK
27.07.   SLO        METALDAYS SLOVENIA
30.07.   TUR        ROCK OFF TURKEY
05.08.   DE          WACKEN OPEN AIR
14.08.   JP           DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

Machine Head/Amon Amarth

with The Halo Effect

08.09.   UK         Nottingham – Arena
09.09.   UK         Cardiff – Arena
10.09.   UK         London – Wembley Arena
12.09.   UK         Manchester – Arena
13.09.   IE          Dublin – 3 Arena              
16.09.   CH        Zurich – Hallenstadion
17.09.   AT         Vienna – Stadthalle
18.09.   PL         Krakow – Tauron Arena 
20.09.   EST       Tallinn – Saku Arena
21.09.   FIN        Helsinki – Ice Hall            
23.09.   N           Oslo – Spektrum
24.09.   S           Stockholm – Hovet                         
26.09.   DK         Copenhagen – Forum Black Box
27.09.   DE         Hamburg – Barclays Arena
28.09.   DE         Frankfurt – Festhalle      
30.09.   DE         Oberhausen – König Pilsener Arena
01.10.   DE         Berlin – Velodrom
02.10.   NL         Amsterdam – Afas Live  
04.10.   IT          Milano – Lorenzini District
06.10.   ES         Barcelona – Sant Jordi
07.10.   ES         Madrid – Vistalegre
08.10.   ES         La Coruna – Coliseum
09.10.   P           Lisbon – Campo Pequeno            
12.10.   FR         Paris – Zenith   
14.10.   DE         Munich – Olympiahalle
15.10.   DE         Leipzig – Arena
16.10.   CZ         Prague – Tipsport Arena 
18.10.   HU        Budapest – Barba Negra
20.10.   LUX       Esch zur Alzette – Rockhal
21.10.   BE         Brussels – Forest National
22.10.   DE         Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle

THE HALO EFFECT is:

Niclas Engelin | guitar
Jesper Strömblad | guitar
Mikael Stanne | vocals
Peter Iwers | bass
Daniel Svensson | drums


THE HALO EFFECT online: