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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.

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Avatar Announce European/UK Tour

Avatar announce the dates for their European/UK tour that will kick off in January 2019. That tour will take them to the below cities:

01/16 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
01/17 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute Birmingham
01/18 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester
01/19 Bristol, UK – Bristol SU Live
01/20 London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
01/22 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
01/23 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – La Coopérative de Mai
01/25 Nantes, FRA – Stereolux
01/26 Bochum, GER – Matrix Bochum
01/27 Strasbourg, GRA – La Laiterie Artefact
01/29 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo Zürich
01/31 Vienna, AUT – ((szene)) Wien
02/01 Zlin, CZE – Novesta – Sportovní hala Zlín
02/02 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
02/03 Graz, AUT – Jugend- und Kulturzentrum Explosiv
02/04 Budapest, HUN – A38 Hajó
02/05 Munich, GER – Backstage München
02/07 Grenoble, FRA – La Belle Electrique
02/08 Nancy, FRA – L’Autre Canal Nancy
02/09 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp Frankfurt
02/11 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
02/12 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg Amsterdam
02/22 Saint Petersburg, RUS – Club Zal
02/23 Moscow, RUS – Zil Arena
02/25 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
02/26 Tampere, FIN – Klubi / Tampere
02/28 Norrköping, SWE – Arbis Bar & Salonger
03/01 Malmö, SWE – Kb Malmö
03/02 Karlstad, SWE – Nöjesfabriken
03/03 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller / John DEE / Sentrum Scene
03/04 Arhus, DEN – VoxHall

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First Bands Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2019

The first batch of bands for next year's edition of Wacken Open Air, the thirtieth anniversary of the festivals, have been announced, including power metal supergroup Demons & Wizards, who have stated that it will be their only German festival show. Also announced for the event so far are Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Airbourne, Within Temptation, Rose Tattoo, Krokus, Powerwolf, Dark Funeral, Meshuggah and Avatar. The event is set to take place from August 1st - 3rd.

Demons & Wizards/Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer stated: "It's a good pressure for Hansi and I, it's a good kind. It's the kind we like. We're very excited about it. The thing is we wanted to continue the Demons & Wizards thing, but with Iced Earth and Blind Guardian, we're very busy people, and our schedules... it's just one of those times right now where the holes are lining up in the right way for us to be able to commit to shows next summer. So it's cool."

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Trivium Announce Tour w/ Avatar & Light The Torch

Trivium announce a fall headlining tour with Avatar and Light The Torch. The run will begin on October 03rd and will hit the following cities:

10/03 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
10/05 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/06 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/09 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10/11 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/12 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/13 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/14 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/17 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/20 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
10/21 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/22 St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
10/23 Fargo, ND – Sanctuary
10/25 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
10/26 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
10/28 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/30 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10/31 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
11/02 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/03 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre

Before that tour the Trivium will hit the road for the below U.S. headlining run with Fit For An Autopsy and Bad Omens around their summer festival performances: More...

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Avatar Premiere New Music Video

Avatar debut a new music video for their song “The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country“. It’s the third single to be launched from the group’s latest effort, “Avatar Country” and you can stream it below:

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Avatar Debut New Video "The King Wants You"

Avatar debut a new music video for their song “The King Wants You“. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, “Avatar Country“, which will meet a January 12th release date.

Initial touring in support of the release has also been announced with dates available below: More...

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"Monster Energy Fort Rock" Fest Lineup Announced

An official announcement has been made concerning the lineup for the 2018 edition of the ‘Monster Energy Fort Rock‘ festival. The Festival will be held at its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise, FL and features the following lineups: More...

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Avatar Releases New Single "A Statue Of The King"

People of Earth! "Avatar Country" is blessing you by opening its borders to the world! Glory to our King!

It is with great pride and joy that we here at Avatar Country’s Department of Good News, in coalition with Entertainment One and Century Media, get to announce the immediate release of the newest, greatest single by Avatar - "A Statue Of The King." The single is being released alongside footage from the celebration of the unveiling of said statue on Avatar Country’s capital square. The so called "music video" is directed by Johan Carlén, overseen by the Department of Accurate Depiction of the King.

The aforementioned department has given the following statement: "As art is eternal, so is Avatar Country, and so is our King. These laws of the universe results in an audiovisual masterpiece which is eternal squared. In agreement with the Royal Television (Kungliga Televisionen, KTV), we have chosen to let this be accessible to non citizens through the 'Youtube.' Glory to our King!" More...

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In This Moment Announces Fall Tour

In This Moment will remain incredibly busy upon releasing new album "Ritual" this coming July 21st. The band is currently in the middle of a headline tour in support of the album and will stay on the road through the rest of 2017.

The "Half God, Half Devil" headline tour continues this fall, which will also see the band making appearances at major fall festivals. Joining In This Moment on this leg will be Of Mice & Men, who will serve as direct support. Avatar will open the shows. The tour kicks of on September 22nd in Salt Lake City and runs through November.

9/22 — The Complex — Salt Lake City, UT
9/23 — High Elevation Rock Festival — Greenwood Village, CO
9/25 — House of Blues — Chicago, IL
9/26 — House of Blues — Chicago, IL
9/27 — Wings Stadium — Kalamazoo, MI
9/29 — Shrine Mosque — Springfield, MO
9/30 — Tulsa State Fair — Tulsa, OK More...

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Avatar Posts "Night Never Ending" Video

Avatar just unleashed another visually stunning music video with longtime director Johan Carlén at the helm. Check out the new clip for "Night Never Ending" below.

"It's is a special song, being probably the most upbeat and, dare I say, happy piece we've ever released," says frontman Johannes Eckerström. "But under the surface of the fragile message of hope and fighting spirit it is little more than a prelude to a tragedy and that is what we set out to capture when we decided to make a video for it.

"It is very close to my heart for being the one video where there is no 'rocking out' going on and we get to capture a side of Avatar that is just as integral as the good, headbanging times we love sharing with our supporters all around the world. There are few things in this world as beautiful and fascinating as contrasts and this is what all of 'Feathers & Flesh' is all about. Hope and tragedy." More...

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Avatar Releases New Music Video

Avatar has debuted a new music video for the track "The Eagle Has Landed." Directed by longtime collaborator Johan Carlén, this official music video comes from forthcoming LP "Feathers & Flesh."

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström explains: "During the past few months I've ended up saying 'this is our most ambitious work to date' quite a bit, but this one takes the cake. While still keeping it in the family we've created yet a new universe for everyone to get immersed in. A fable is a metaphor to explore the human condition and we've taken it one step further, zooming in on one song and what it has to say in and out of itself beyond the frames of the concept of 'Feathers & Flesh.'

"This is the story of five conmen traveling around the land, selling their snake oil to the easily persuaded people of the soil. Often when we want karma to bite someone's ass the most, they always seem to get away. It was fun to play the bad guy for once. I think the visuals and our treatment of the classic one take-concept speaks for itself. This is one of those you'll want to watch over and over again. I know I'm already doing just that. Enjoy!" More...

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ShipRocked Band Lineup Announced

The initial band lineup has been announced for the eighth edition of ShipRocked, set for January 16th - 20th, 2017 onboard Carnival Victory.

Headliner Breaking Benjamin will join Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways and more on The Ultimate Rock ‘N’ Roll Cruise as it sails from Miami, FL to Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

ShipRocked 2017 presales are now sold out. Stateroom selection for those guests who made presale deposits will begin Wednesday, May 4 at noon EDT. All remaining staterooms for ShipRocked 2017 will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 10th at noon EDT at this location.

“We are super exited to be the headliner for ShipRocked this year,” says Breaking Benjamin’s Benjamin Burnley. “Thanks for rocking out with us!!!”

Echoes Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, "We’re super stoked to come floating on a big boat with all our friends. " More...

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Avatar Posts Live Wacken Video

Avatar will release first concept album "Feathers & Flesh" on Friday, May 13th, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada and Another Century overseas. The new release will be the band's follow-up to "Hail The Apocalypse" released in 2014, which cracked the Billboard Top 200 for the first time in the band's career.

The album contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so Avatar made a book; a fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hardcover book. The physical album pre-order is up now right here.

Taking a break from releasing clips from the new album, today Avatar drops a live video shot at last year's Wacken Open Air festival. Check out "Smells Like A Freakshow" below. More...

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Northern Invasion 2016 Lineup Revealed

The daily band lineup has been announced for the second annual Northern Invasion taking place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.

After quickly selling out its inaugural year with 25,000 fans in attendance, Northern Invasion expands to two full days in 2016. Single day tickets for Northern Invasion go on sale Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM Central Time for $99 (plus fees).

The daily band lineup for Northern Invasion is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, May 14

Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Chevelle, A Day To Remember, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Babymetal, P.O.D., Black Stone Cherry, Yelawolf, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Avatar, Aranda, Monster Truck, The Shrine, Hands Like Houses, Wild Throne, Second Pass More...

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Avatar Posts "Tooth, Beak & Claw"

Following streams of "The Eagle Has Landed" and "House Of The Eternal Hunt," Avatar has another new track online today.

"'Tooth, Beak & Claw' is epic, massive death metal designed to make you want to dance," says frontman Johannes Eckerström. "It's the Beach Boys reporting in from Valhalla. It's a gang of zombie surfers riding the waves of Hades."

Avatar will release the band's very first concept album titled "Feathers & Flesh" on Friday, May 13th, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada and Another Century overseas.

The newest track offers the latest stop on the biggest conceptual journey the band has penned to date. Johannes continues, "In the story we meet the Eyes. They are the mob and represent all of us at our most fierce and dangerous, ready to fight blindly and full of rage for a cause we may not even fully understand." More...

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Avatar Posts "The Eagle Has Landed"

Avatar has released the first official radio single off forthcoming LP "Feathers & Flesh." Check out "The Eagle Has Landed" below.

"You've heard Owl's hunting hymn. Now it's time for Eagle's mission statement," says lead vocalist Johannes Eckerström. "Just as he crashes into the world of his adversary, we will come crashing into your lives, screaming at the top of our lungs.

"We're still very early in the story and without giving away too much, I can say that things are about to change rapidly. The riff is a towel, the melody is water and y'all are about to get boarded. Have fun!"

Avatar will release the band's very first concept album "Feathers & Flesh" on Friday, May 13th, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and via Another Century overseas. More...

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Avatar Streaming New Tracks

Avatar has released the first two tracks off a forthcoming LP today. The songs "Regret" and "House of the Eternal Hunt" are being released in tandem and can be heard below.

"What you have is the beginning of the story and all the light and darkness of things to come!" says frontman Johannes Eckström. "We meet our protagonist, Owl as she lies dying, looking back on the night that would be her last. Regret is about, well regret! Staring into the cold eyes of Death, she wishes to change everything, to go back, to live again.

"This leads us to House of Eternal Hunt. It is how things used to be; how they were supposed to be. That is how the tale starts, with a predator ruling the sky on the night that would turn out to be her last! With this concept and these tracks, we want to give you the past, present and, more than anything else, the future of metal as we see it. It is the beginning of an epic journey and we're glad to have you along for the trip."

Avatar will release the band's very first concept album, titled "Feathers & Flesh," on Friday, May 13th, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Another Century overseas. More...

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Saint Diablo Joining "Hail The Apocalypse" Tour

Saint Diablo has been confirmed as support for Avatar and September Mourning on select dates of the upcoming "Hail The Apocalypse" tour. The band will jump on the tour starting January 26th in Birmingham, AL. Confirmed dates and venues are listed below, for tickets visit this location.

Saint Diablo’s latest album “Devil Horns and Halos” was released on November 13th and was produced by Tim Gilles (Anthrax, The Misfits, ill Nino) at Big Blue Meenie studios in Jersey City, NJ. More...

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Avatar Announces U.S. Tour With Huntress

The Swedish visual masterminds from Avatar have announced a new batch of U.S. tour dates starting this fall.

The dates will serve as the last time the band sees American soil while supporting the "Hail The Apocalypse" record. "We are heading towards the final curtain call of the apocalypse," says frontman Johannes Eckerström.

The band plans to begin work on a new album at the end of the year, with a release planned for 2016. Eckerström continues, "The hymns will be played one more time before we close this chapter and you need to be there. Destruction and decay is best viewed from a front row seat and as always, we intend to mix things up bring the freaky in ways we haven't before."

Support will come from Huntress, Gemini Syndrome, and First Decree. The new Huntress album "Static" will be released on September 25th, 2015 on Napalm Records. More...

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Avatar Posts New Video Clip

The Swedish imports from Avatar have debuted an all-new music video for their track "Vultures Fly." Check it out below.

The track comes off latest album "Hail The Apocalypse," and the full track listing is:

1. Hail The Apocalypse
2. What I Don't Know
3. Death Of Sound
4. Vultures Fly
5. Bloody Angel (watch the video here)
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 Releases "Bloody Angel" Video

Avatar has debuted a music video for latest single "Bloody Angel" via BloodyDisgusting.com (check it out below). Once again working with director Johan Carlén, the video reaches into metaphorical territories the band has not yet been.

The band released a video for the title track "Hail the Apocalypse" last month that now serves as a one-two punch coupled with "Bloody Angel."

"Hail the Apocalypse" will be released tomorrow, May 13th and the band is currently on the road with Pop Evil and Escape The Fate along side Glamour Of The Kill on a full U.S. run. Dates are available after the jump, and the new album's 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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