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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.
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
7. Let It Burn
8. One Touch
9. Paint Me Red
10. Smells Like a Freakshow
11. Use Your Tongue
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!"
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
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.
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.