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Kris Barras Band Lands At #5 in the UK Album Charts

Published / Sat 20 Apr 2024

Kris Barras Band Lands At #5 in the UK Album Charts

Photo: Kris Barras Band Lands At #5 in the UK Album Charts  /  Credit: Kris Barras

The Kris Barras Band, known for their invigorating hard rock style, have landed themselves at No.5 in the Official UK Album Charts for their new album ‘Halo Effect’ out now via Earache Records.

Halo Effect Influences

Halo Effect was recorded at Vada Recording Studios in Worcestershire and co-produced by Kris Barras, speaking about the album, Kris states:

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!

Primordial General Mayhem

Primordial Radio is hugely excited to announce the return of the Primordial General Mayhem 2024 with dynamic and hard-hitting five-piece retro-rockers THE TREATMENT headlining the Friday night.

Fresh from their massively successful tour with Buckcherry, they are set to deliver an electrifying performance with one of their biggest-ever headline shows to date. Joining them are the Brighton-based punk-rock aficionados THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS, alongside energetic South Wales rockers JAMES & THE COLD GUN and hard rock sensations FURY, who made a remarkable impression last year by drawing an overwhelming crowd to the festival’s smaller stage.

Primordial General Mayhem 2024 - Friday Line-Up

Get Tickets

– The Primordial General Mayhem 2024
– Friday 26thth April
– KK’s Steel Mill: Wolverhampton, UK

Tickets on sale now.

Kris Barras Saves The PGM

If you attended the Primordial General Mayhem in 2022, you will remember just how close we were to having to cancel the festival. One week before the event, disaster struck as both of our headlining acts announced they had to pull out due to sickness and injury, leaving the PGM on the precipice of disintegrating.

Yet, as fortune would appear, we were saved by both Florence Black and Kris Barras who not only stepped up to the challenge; but exceeded all of our expectations.

The PGM went ahead as planned and had everyone bouncing throughout the entire weekend with both bands winning over a ton of new fans in the Primordial community and forever being a part of our shared history and story.

Riding High In The Charts

Halo Effect, builds on their previous work, offering a heavier sound compared to their last album Death Valley Paradise which achieved a Top 30 spot in the UK Album Chart. Halo Effect offers fans impactful riffs, compelling choruses, and technically impressive solos to boot.

Remarkably they battled it out against the likes of Beyonce, Linkin Park and James to remain in the top 5.

You can download the album starting at £4.99 from all major platforms here.

Kris Barras Halo Effect Album

Halo Effect tracklist

1. Hourglass
2. Unbreakable
3. With You
4. Savages
5. Fall To Fly
6. Waste Away
7. Reflections
8. Secrets
9. Landslide
10. Fear Of Letting Go
11. Apocalypse

The band is currently touring across the UK with the following dates left:

  • Sat 20th Apr – LONDON, Islington Assembly Hall

Tickets for the tour are available here.

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