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One of modern hard rock’s most exciting breakouts in recent years, KRIS BARRAS BAND are bringing all-new, arena-sized grit to 2024 with their new album Halo Effect

NEW ALBUM HALO EFFECT OUT APRIL 12, 2024 VIA EARACHE RECORDS

One of modern hard rock’s most exciting breakouts in recent years, KRIS BARRAS BAND are bringing all-new, arena-sized grit to 2024 with their new album Halo Effectset for release on April 12, 2024, via independent label Earache Records.

KRIS BARRAS BAND harness the twilit melodies and stampeding force beloved by fans of Architects, Shinedown, and Alter Bridge. The album’s title explores the “halo effect,” suggesting that individuals, adorned with halos from superficial traits like attractiveness or public decency, dazzle so brightly that their involvement in corruption and deceit often go unnoticed.

KRIS BARRA'S BAND
KRIS BARRA’S BAND

Fans got their first taste of what Halo Effect has in store with first single, “Unbreakable.” The band comes out swinging in 2024 with album-opening new single, “Hourglass.”

Frontman Kris Barras enthuses, “‘I’d say this is probably my favourite track on the album. Musically, it’s one of the most progressive tracks on the album with the time signature changes and different sections. The mid section build up is a special part of the album for me. The way it starts off a little creepy then builds into the big hook section, which acts almost like a second chorus. It feels almost euphoric. 

Lyrically, the song is about feeling like you’re running out of time. Getting stuck and feeling like time is passing you by. It’s a fairly personal song for me, as one of my only regrets in life was living my twenties like life ended at 30. I put a lot of pressure on myself to hit life goals in a certain time frame rather than just enjoying the ride. Now, with my career change, from pro-fighter to musician, I have a new lease of life and a completely different outlook on things.”

Amplifying the heavier sound from their last album Death Valley Paradise (which landed a Top 30 spot in the UK Album Chart and saw four tracks added to Planet Rock Radio’s A-list playlist), upcoming LP Halo Effect delivers hard-hitting riffs, captivating choruses that soar, and fuse-lighting technical solos.

KRIS BARRA'S BAND - HALO EFFECT
KRIS BARRA’S BAND – HALO EFFECT

Kris elaborates, “There is a strong rock & metal influence throughout the album and there’s also some progressive elements with some odd time riffs and experimental midsections. There are even some melodies and production ideas not dissimilar to what a lot of the modern metalcore bands are doing. Musically, this album is a lot more riff- and groove-based. ‘Halo Effect’ still keeps the essence of what Kris Barras Band is: big riffs and even bigger choruses. It’s just that, this time, we’ve turned everything up to 11 and beefed it up!

Halo Effect was recorded at Vada Recording Studios in Worcestershire and co-produced by Kris Barras with long-term collaborator Josiah J. Manning. The album also features co-writes with Zac Maloy and Blair Daly (Shinedown, Halestorm, Lynyrd Skynyrd).

Halo Effect is available to pre-order now at earache.com/krisbarrasband on colour vinyl (including a signed white & black splatter edition), signed CD, digital platforms, and more. 

Halo Effect tracklist

Hourglass

Unbreakable

With You

Savages

Fall To Fly

Waste Away

Reflections

Secrets

Landslide

Fear Of Letting Go

Apocalypse

KRIS BARRA’S BAND – UK TOUR 2024

KRIS BARRAS BAND coincide the release of Halo Effect with their upcoming UK headline tour in April 2024. Native sons of Devon, the band kick off the tour with a launch party at The Foundry in Barras’ hometown of Torquay. Special guests will be announced in due course.

Tickets are on sale here for the following dates:

Sat 6th Apr – TORQUAY The Foundry 

Fri 12th Apr – SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms 

Sat 13th Apr – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’S Steel Mill

Sun14th Apr – MANCHESTER Academy 

Wed 17th Apr – GLASGOW The Garage 

Thu 18th Apr – NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop 

Fri 19th Apr – NOTTINGHAM Rock City 

Sat 20th Apr – LONDON Islington Assembly Hall

The band also headline the historic Chepstow Castle on August 15, 2024, with support from Stone Broken, The Hot Damn!, and Dan Byrne. Get tickets here.

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