Halo effect is the tendency for positive impressions of a person, company, brand or product in one area to positively influence one's opinion or feelings in other areas, according to Wikipedia. However, The Halo Effect is the name of the new group, launcehd by former In Flames members!

Jesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) have launched a new project. So far, only a promotional photo of the new outfit has been released, with the promise of more information to follow soon. 

Jesper Strömblad quit In Flames in February 2010 in order to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction. Daniel Svensson, who joined In Flames in 1998, announced in 2015 that he was leaving the group to focus on his family life. A member of In Flames since 1997, Peter Iwers issued a statement in November 2016 saying that he was exiting the band "to pursue other endeavors". Niclas Engelin has been sitting out In Flames' tour dates for the past two and a half years but has never officially confirmed his departure from the band. Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) sang on In Flames' debut album, 1994's "Lunar Strain".

The Halo Effect will release its debut single, "Shadowminds", on November 9th, 2021.

 

Orphaned Land proudly announce the release of their special Ltd. CD box set, "30 Years Of Oriental Metal"

The famous band from Israel celebrate its 30th anniversary. Three decades of creating music, performing live shows around the globe and spreading the message of peace. For this very special occasion the band releases a Ltd. CD box set including 8 CDs featuring 6 full-length albums and a bonus song collection from the past 30 years on two extra CDs. The box also contains an extended 112-page booklet with special liner notes for each album from Kobi Farhi. "30 Years Of Oriental Metal" will be out on December 10th via Century Media Records.

Happy about this special anniversary frontman Kobi Farhi states: "Wow....it's unbelievable 30 years have gone already! Looking back, we feel so proud we succeeded to extend the metal scene from the well-known American, South American, European & Scandinavian scenes, we made it wider when we started the 'Oriental Metal’ genre and introduced metal from the Middle East to the world, since 1991. Cheers for the next 30 years!“

Kreator, the legendary German thrash machine, will re-release their 2001 masterpiece "Violent Revolution" for its 20th anniversary. Due on January 21, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records, it will include a huge selection of assorted live bootleg recordings, grouped together under the name "Bootleg Revolution". The 20th-anniversary edition of "Violent Revolution" will be available on various formats, including digital album, CD jewelcase, CD digipak, double LP, cassette and a limited-edition 4LP+2CD boxset, which will also include an exclusive Kreator comic book called "Graphic Violence - Chapter 1". To give you a taste of the "Bootleg Revolution" material, which has been recorded in countries like Brazil, Korea and Istanbul and at German Festivals like Wacken Open Air and Waldrock, check out a visualizer video for "Servant In Heaven - King In Hell (Live In Brazil)" below.

"Violent Revolution" track listing:

01. Reconquering The Throne
02. The Patriarch
03. Violent Revolution
04. All Of The Same Blood

05. Servant In Heaven - King In Hell
06. Second Awakening
07. Ghetto War
08. Replicas Of Life
09. Slave Machinery
10. Bitter Sweet Revenge
11. Mind Of Fire
12. System Decay

"Live Bonus" track listing:

01. Violent Revolution (Live in Brazil)
02. Reconquering The Throne (Live in Brazil)
03. Extreme Aggression (Live in Korea)
04. People Of The Lie (Live in Korea)
05. All Of The Same Blood (Live in Korea)
06. Phobia (Live In Korea)
07. Pleasure To Kill (Live in Korea)
08. Renewal (Live in Korea)
09. Servant In Heaven - King In Hell (Live Brazil)
10. Terrible Certainty (Live in Korea)
11. Riot Of Violence (Live in Korea)
12. Terrorzone (Live in Brazil)
13. Betrayer (Live in Brazil)
14. Lost (Live in Brazil)
15. Coma Of Souls (Live in Brazil)
16. Flag Of Hate (Live at Wacken)
17. Tormentor (Live at Wacken)

"Bootleg Revolution" track listing:

01. Violent Revolution (Live in Brazil)
02. Reconquering The Throne (Live in Brazil)
03. Extreme Aggression (Live in Korea)
04. People Of The Lie (Live in Korea)
05. All Of The Same Blood (Live in Korea)
06. Phobia (Live In Korea)
07. Pleasure To Kill (Live in Korea)
08. Renewal (Live in Korea)
09. Servant In Heaven - King In Hell (Live Brazil)
10. Terrible Certainty (Live in Korea)
11. Riot Of Violence (Live in Korea)
12. Terrorzone (Live in Brazil)
13. Betrayer (Live in Brazil)
14. Lost (Live in Brazil)
15. Coma Of Souls (Live in Brazil)
16. Flag Of Hate (Live at Wacken)
17. Tormentor (Live at Wacken)
18. Violent Revolution (Live in Istanbul)
19. Reconquering The Throne (Live in Istanbul)
20. Extreme Aggression (Live in Istanbul)
21. People Of The Lie (Live in Istanbul)
22. All Of The Same Blood (Live in Istanbul)
23. Phobia (Live in Istanbul)
24. Servant In Heaven - King In Hell (Live in Istanbul)
25. Terrible Certainty (Live in Istanbul)
26. Riot Of Violence (Live in Istanbul)
27. Betrayer (Live in Istanbul)
28. Flag Of Hate (Live in Istanbul)
29. Tormentor (Live in Istanbul)
30. The Patriarch (Live at Waldrock)
31. Violent Revolution (Live at Waldrock)
32. Reconquering The Throne (Live at Waldrock)
33. Extreme Aggression (Live at Waldrock)
34. People Of The Lie (Live at Waldrock)
35. All Of The Same Blood (Live at Waldrock)
36. Phobia (Live at Waldrock)
37. Pleasure To Kill (Live at Waldrock)
38. Renewal (Live at Waldrock)
39. Servant In Heaven - King In Hell (Live at Waldrock)
40. Flag Of Hate (Live at Waldrock)
41. Tormentor (Live at Waldrock)

The "Violent Revolution" reissue will be available in the following formats:

- Digital album "Bootleg Revolution" (Live In Brazil, Korea, Wacken / Live In Istanbul / Live At Waldrock)
- 2CD digibook incl. Live Bonus CD (Brazil, Korea, Wacken)
- 1CD Jewelcase
- 2LP gatefold solid black
- 2LP gatefold solid red
- 2LP gatefold marbled clear/red (EMP exclusive)
- 2LP gatefold splatter red/black
- Box set including 2CD digibook (album & Live Bonus), 2LP (album), 2LP (Live Bonus; Brazil, Korea, Wacken), 1CD Slipcase (Live In Istanbul), 1CD Slipcase (Live At Waldrock), 20 page Comic Book "Graphic Violence - Chapter 1"

 

 

More than ten years since the previous release, Arjen Lucassen has decided to come back with a new Star One album! Entitled "Revel in Time", this new studio album is due out on February 18 via InsideOutMusic. Lucassen is now releasing the first single/video off this new album - it is the closing track, called “Lost Children Of The Universe".

Lucassen says about this song: “This 10-minute epic is the first video clip/single of the new Star One album Revel in Time. The lyrics are inspired by the movie Interstellar. This is a slightly different version than on the CD. On CD1, Roy Khan sings the lead vocals and on CD2, Tony Martin sings the lead vocals. For this YouTube version I combined their voices. Both such great singers, I just couldn’t choose! Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your attention!”.

Revel In Time will be available for pre-order on December 17th and it will come as Ltd. 2CD Digipak, Ltd. Deluxe 3CD+Blu-Ray Artbook (incl. a poster of the cover artwork), and as 180g Gatefold 2LP (incl. the album on CD & an LP-Booklet).

CD 2 features alternate versions of the same songs as CD 1, but with different vocalists. Also available will be a 5.1 mix, a high-res audio version, and an exclusive, hour-long Behind the Scenes video, on the Blu-ray included in the Artbook.

Tracklisting

CD1:

"Fate Of Man"
"28 Days (Till The End Of Time)"
"Prescient"
"Back From The Past"
"Revel In Time"
"The Year Of ’41"
"Bridge Of Life"
"Today Is Yesterday"
"A Hand On The Clock"
"Beyond The Edge Of It All"
"Lost Children Of The Universe"

CD 2 features the same songs as CD 1, but with different vocalists.

 

 

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