Heavy Hops Ep. 070: Rekindling (Mikael Stanne/The Halo Effect, Dark Tranquillity, Grand Cadaver)

This week I am in Studio Berserk in Gothenburg Sweden with Mikael Stanne, vocalist and lyricist of the melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity and Grand Cadaver

Our conversation revolves around his newest project, The Halo Effect, whose lineup is rounded out by guitarists Niclas Engelin and Jesper Strömblad, bassist Peter Iwers, and drummer Daniel Svensson – former members of another legendary Gothenburg metal band: In Flames. We discuss the The Halo Effect‘s premier output, a single, titled, Shadowminds; how the project came together, what it captures, and what it’s been like working with longtime friends. 

Since the interview was recorded, Shadowminds was released on Nuclear Blast (November 9th) and The Halo Effect announced it will participate in a European tour with Amon Amarth and Machine Head in Autumn 2022. Check out the music video for “Shadowminds” here.

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Episode Art and HH Logo By: Bryn Gleason

Audio editing, mix and mastering: Esben Willems / Studio Berserk

Music by: Sam Cangelosi

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