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Bassist PETER IWERS: ‘There’s No Rivalry’ Between THE HALO EFFECT And IN FLAMES

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THE HALO EFFECT is set to drop its debut album, “Days Of The Lost“, on August 12 via Nuclear Blast.

The band is made up of a group of former members of the band IN FLAMES, featuring Jesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals).

When asked in a new interview with “The Back Lounge” podcast about the perception that THE HALO EFFECT was formed to “stick it” to IN FLAMES, Peter said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “No, no, no. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Somebody said it to me perfectly… When you get that question, well, it’s like talking about your ex-wife. You had it, it was great at the time, but then you moved on. So THE HALO EFFECT started out of love for music — not at all to spite anybody or to create some rivalry; nothing like that at all. And it needs to be said, and it probably will be said a bunch of times. The love for music and the love for each other is a hundred percent what it’s all about.”

Peter also commented that forming a band with the sole intention of competing with someone else “would be totally the wrong reason” to do it. “Everything I do I base upon how I feel,” he explained. “I try to do everything with a good vibe and everything that makes me feel good, feel great. And that’s what it’s all about with everything that I do. So if I would ever start something to piss somebody else off, then it wouldn’t make me feel good, and I couldn’t keep on doing it. It’s real simple in my world, but I understand how people think that and how some people would like to think that. But there’s no rivalry. IN FLAMES, I was a member for 20 years. And it is what it is. It’s a great band and they always will be.”

THE HALO EFFECT made its live debut on June 11 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden.

THE HALO EFFECT‘s first-ever tour will be as the support act for Swedish death metal giants AMON AMARTH and MACHINE HEAD on 31 dates throughout Europe in the summer and fall of 2022.

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