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Below is our complete Avatar news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Glamour Of The Kill Returning To The U.S.

England's Glamour Of The Kill will return to the U.S. supporting the release of "Savages," due out May 13th, 2014. The band will head out on the road with Escape The Fate and label-mates Pop Evil and Avatar. Dates can be found at this location.

"We are more than excited that our second full length Savages will be released to the GOTK family in America!" says vocalist Davey Richmond. The last time the band performed on American soil was in 2012. Richmond continues, "We are so proud of this record and can't wait for everyone to hear it and learn the words!"

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Break
2. Second Chance
3. The Only One
4. Live For The Weekend
5. A Freak Like Me
6. Heartbreaker
7. Rescue Me
8. Leave It All Behind
9. A Beautiful Day To Die
10. Tears Of The Sun
11. Welcome To Hell More...

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Avatar Posts "Bloody Angel" Online

Sweden's Avatar has debuted a track titled "Bloody Angel" off forthcoming LP "Hail the Apocalypse," which is due out on May 13th. Check out the song below.

"Bloody Angel is about shame and guilt," says front man Johannes Eckerström. "You look around and watch all the suffering and while you search for someone or something to blame, you end up in front of a mirror. Everything you touch, you break. Everyone you try to save you hurt and push further away."

The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Hail The Apocalypse
2. What I Don't Know
3. Death Of Sound
4. Vultures Fly
5. Bloody Angel
6. Murderer
7. Tsar Bomba
8. Puppet Show
9. Get In Line
10. Something In the Way
11. Tower More...

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Avatar Announces New Album

The Swedish natives in Avatar have released a short teaser video surrounding the announcement of their all new LP "Hail The Apocalypse," which is due out May 13th, 2014. Frontman Johannes Eckerström comments:

“This batch has been brewing for quite some time now, and were really excited about finally unleashing the apocalypse upon you all. We are opening the flood gates and damage will be done."

The band recently wrapped production on "Hail The Apocalypse" with producer Tobias Lindell at his studio in Thailand. Lindell was also the producer on the band's debut "Black Waltz," released in 2012. More...

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Avatar To Support Five Finger Death Punch

Avatar will support Avenged Sevenfold and Five Finger Death Punch on an upcoming European tour. The arena trek will hit nineteen cities in thirteen countries with an all ready sold out Wembley Arena.

Avatar is currently working on a new album in Thailand together with producer Tobias Lindell (Europe, Hardcore Superstar), which will follow previous album “Black Waltz." Catch the band live:

6/11 - Hartwall Arena, Helsinki (Finland)
8/11 - Hovet, Stockholm (Sweden)
9/11 - Oslo Spektrum (Norway)
11/11 - Falconer Salen, Frederiksberg (Denmark)
12/11 - Sporthalle, Hamburg (Germany)
14/11 - Zenith, Munich (Germany)
15/11 - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt (Germany)
17/11 - Ruhrkongress, Bochum (Germany)
19/11 - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
20/11 - Zenith, Paris (France)
22/11 - Stadthalle, Vienna (Austria)
23/11 - Forum, Milan (Italy)
25/11 - Pavelo Olimpic, Barcelona (Spain)
26/11 - Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid (Spain)
27/11 - Campo Pequeno, Lisboa (Portugal)
30/11 - Manchester Arena, Manchester (UK)
1/12 - Wembley Arena, London (UK)
3/12 - The O2, Dublin (Ireland)
5/12 - LG Arena, Birmingham (UK) More...

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Sevendust, Lacuna Coil, and Avatar Melt Nashville

"So, I heard that Nashville is supposed to be some sort of country music capital of the world," says Avatar vocalist Johannes Eckerström in the middle of the band's set. Looking around the scene at Marathon Music Works on February 10th, you wouldn't have guessed it. The night before, Hatebreed brought Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, and The Contortionist with them to play the same venue, but the metal mob was out again in full force to greet the Swedes for their first stop in town on their first tour of the US.

Although Marathon Music Works is not some gigantic stadium, it is anything but a small venue. Stretching about three blocks around the side of the building, waiting in the line of fans to get into the venue was no small test of endurance. Thankfully, two bars and a sound system that blares Megadeth, Van Halen, and Killswitch Engage await indoors to kickstart the weary. Nashville was about to get a multi-national blast of warm loudness to counter the falling temperature. More...

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Avatar Posts "Smells Like A Freakshow" Video

Swedish visual masterminds Avatar have unveiled their latest video for "Smells Like A Freakshow" today through Loudwire.com. Check out the video right here or in the player below. Frontman Johannes Eckerström adds his own words about the new video:

"The video illustrates inner conflict in an explicit manner, using abuse of unjust power in different contexts. The lyrical themes of downfall, embracing of decadence and failed attempts to escape are pointed out by the fact that ultimately the bad guys win."

The band kicks off a U.S. tour supporting Lacuna Coil and Sevendust with an intimate performance at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on Wednesday, January 30th. More...

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Avatar To Support Sevendust And Lacuna Coil

Avatar, the band that brought you the side show video for "Black Waltz" and the visually dazzling video for "Torn Apart" will support Sevendust and Lacuna Coil this winter. This is the very first time the band will play the U.S. and dates will stretch up and down the east coast.

Drummer John Alfredsson adds his own words: "It feels truly amazing to get the opportunity to make our first strike in the US with Sevendust and Lacuna Coil. 2013 will be the year of Avatar in the states and we are excited to bring the madness to you!" More...

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Avatar Posts "Torn Apart" Video

Avatar, the band that brought you the gut wrenching side show video for "Black Waltz" has premiered another clip for the new single "Torn Apart" today via Fearnet.com. Check out the video here or in the player below.

Lead singer Johannes Eckerström commented: "If all violence was as in professional wrestling, I would get involved in way more fights. Hulk Hogan was one of my first heroes and made me want to spend my life doing insane things and be applauded for it. Backyard wrestling is not exactly a household expression here in Sweden, but on my street we went insane. I could pull off an awesome suplex by the age of nine.

"Standing on that tiny stage while our audience threw each other through tables was a rush and pretty much the best form of mosh pit I've ever experienced. They made it look awesome and the context we put it in made it truly epic. We're not really supposed to afford making a music video this cool, but once again we've proven what's possible when you realize your potential and make the most you possibly can of it. When life gives you lemonade, punch life in the face." More...

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Avatar Releases "Let It Burn" Video

Swedish metal act Avatar has debuted a brand new live music video for the single "Let It Burn" via Loudwire. View the video in the player below.

The band released "Black Waltz" last month and has been making waves in Europe with multiple appearances on festivals like Sweden Rock Festival, Metalcamp (Slovenia) and Metaltown (Sweden). You can also check out the band's previously posted video for "Black Waltz" at this location. More...

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Avatar Streaming Entire New Album

Avatar has made the new record "Black Waltz" available for full album streaming at AOL Music today. Click here to listen. The band released "Black Waltz" on February 14th, 2012 via eOne Music.

Avatar also shot a video for the title track "Black Waltz" which can be seen here Directed by Johan Carlén and shot in Sweden's largest amusement park along side the notorious American circus side-show act, Hellzapoppin the video undoubtedly speaks for itself.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Let Us Die
2. Torn Apart
3. Ready for the Ride
4. In Napalm
5. Black Waltz
6. Blod
7. Let It Burn
8. One Touch
9. Paint Me Red
10. Smells Like a Freakshow
11. Use Your Tongue

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Avatar Streaming New Single

Avatar has released the first single from the band's upcoming new release, "Black Waltz" through Noisecreep.com. Check out the song "Let It Burn" at this location.

The band recently signed a record deal with eOne Music for North America, and the latest full length "Black Waltz" will reach U.S. shores on February 14th, 2012.

The band has been making waves in Europe with multiple appearances on festivals like Sweden Rock Festival, Metalcamp (Slovenia) and Metaltown (Sweden). Avatar has supported acts such as Helloween, In Flames and Megadeth over the years as well.

Avatar shot a video for the title track "Black Waltz" which can be seen at this location. Directed by Johan Carlén and shot in Sweden's largest amusement park along side the notorious American circus side-show act, Hellzapoppin the video no doubtably speaks for itself. Or, as FEARnet states, "It's the most fun you'll ever have with a condom and a power drill!"

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Avatar Posts "Black Waltz" Video

Sweden's Avatar has posted a music video online for the title track off the band's latest EP "Black Waltz." You can check out the music video through the player below. For more details on Avatar and to hear more music available for streaming, navigate over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

The "Black Waltz" track listing is as follows:

1. Torn Apart
2. One Touch
3. Black Waltz

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Avatar Posts "Black Waltz" Trailer

Sweden's Avatar has posted another teaser clip online for the band's upcoming "Black Waltz" EP, which is set for digital release on October 24th, 2011. Check out the teaser clip in the player below, or head over to the Avatar Facebook profile at this location for more information on the band.

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Avatar Posts New Album Teaser

Swedish metal band Avatar has posted a brief teaser clip online for the band's upcoming new album, which can be viewed below. The new album was produced by Tobias Lindell (Europe, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar). For further details on Avatar head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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