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Latest Avatarium News

Below is our complete Avatarium 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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Avatarium Streams New Single "Medusa Child"

Swedish doom metal act Avatarium, featuring ex-Evergrey guitarist Marcus Jidell, is streaming the new single "Medusa Child." The song is taken from the band's latest release "Hurricanes and Halos," which is available through Nuclear Blast Records, reviewed over at this location.

Check out "Medusa Child" here:

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Avatarium Releases "The Starless Sleep" Video

One week before the storm of "Hurricanes And Halos" reaches the shore, Swedish doom sensation Avatarium today unveils a music video to the brand new single "The Starless Sleep."

The catchy track with it's howling guitars and Jennie-Ann's raw bluesy voice shows a melodic and surprisingly uplifting side of the new album that builds a bridge between soft moments of lights, beauty and darkness.

"I love all the songs on the new album and I'm very proud of what we accomplished," states guitar wizard Marcus Jidell. "But if I had to choose a favourite track with a gun to my head, I'd pick 'The Starless Sleep', because that song has so much 60's vibe in it, but still sounds like nothing I ever heard before. I think that song really has all the ingredients that makes a great Avatarium song. It's dark and poetic but with a warm, organic and heavy sound. Avatariumm never sounded better then this."

The video was shot in Stockholm and directed by Johan Bååth, who already produced "Pearls And Coffins" off the band's previous album. More...

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Avatarium Issues 4th Preview Clip For New Album

Sweden's doom darlings Avatarium will deliver the third studio album "Hurricanes And Halos" on May 26th. Today, the band posted the fourth and final studio trailer. Watch singer Jennie-Ann and guitarist Marcus discussing the timelessness of music, and hear some memorable riffs from the new album.

The track list for the album is:

1. Into The Fire / Into The Storm (song streaming here)
2. The Starless Sleep
3. Road To Jerusalem
4. Medusa Child
5. The Sky At The Bottom Of The Sea
6. When Breath Turns To Air
7. A Kiss (From The End Of The World)
8. Hurricanes And Halos

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Avatarium Posts Third "Hurricanes And Halos" Clip

Sweden's doom darlings Avatarium will deliver their third studio album "Hurricanes And Halos" on May 26th, 2017. Pre-orders are online here.

Today, the band reveals a third trailer for the album, this time discussing the recording process with new members and introducing keyboarder Rickard Nilsson and bassist Mats Rydström.

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Avatarium Posts New Album Teaser

The doomy vintage rock wizards from Avatarium will deliver third full-length album "Hurricanes And Halos" on May 26th and today the Swedes unveil a new studio trailer for this magically haunting release.

In this clip, you can take a look behind the scenes of the recording process at the Gröndahl Studios as the band members discuss a new approach to this more progressive sounding record with accessible sound dynamics and diverse moments from heavy doom riffs to soft melodies.

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Avatarium Posts "Hurricanes And Halos" Trailer

Sweden's doom wizards from Avatarium will deliver third studio album "Hurricanes And Halos" on May 26th and today the band reveals a first studio trailer for the release.

In this clip, you can witness recordings at the Gröndahl Studios, while singer Jennie-Ann Smith and guitarist Marcus Jidell discuss the songwriting process and the arrangements of these eight new tracks.

Pre-orders for "Hurricanes And Halos" can be found here. Once again, Avatarium relioes on beauty and darkness, heavy guitars and fragile sounds, unique female vocals and the mystic vintage blues sound from the 60s, while still staying on modern ground and trusting into the haunting soul of doom rock.

Six out of the eight new tracks were forged by Candlemass wizard Leif Edling, but guitar master Marcus Jidell and singer Jennie-Ann Smith also contributed to the songwriting and formed a worthy successor to "The Girl With The Raven Mask" that topped multiple soundchecks in 2015 and earned the "Up And Coming" award from German Metal Hammer. More...

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Avatarium Streaming New Single

Sweden's Avatarium is back to take the doom world by storm with new album "Hurricanes And Halos" due out on May 26th. Today the band delivers first single "Into The Fire / Into The Storm."

This new track comes along with a bitter taste reflecting the current state of the world, and guitar master Marcus Jidell states: "We wanted to get a raw and energetic recording to back up the powerful and dramatic lyrics of this song. Strange political winds are blowing at this moment and the question is: is the world heading into the fire?"

1. Into The Fire / Into The Storm (4:14)
2. The Starless Sleep (4:47)
3. Road To Jerusalem (5:48)
4. Medusa Child (9:00)
5. The Sky At The Bottom Of The Sea (5:25)
6. When Breath Turns To Air (4:46)
7. A Kiss (From The End Of The World) (7:14)
8. Hurricanes And Halos (3:32) More...

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Avatarium Unveils New Album Artwork

Sweden's doom darlings from Avatarium are back with their third studio album "Hurricanes And Halos," due to take the world by storm on May 26th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band unveils the album's cover, created by Erik Rovanpera (who previously designed the cover art for Avatarium's debut album) and showing a mystical creature inspired by the epic track "Medusa Child."

"To be asked to do the artwork for the new Avatarium album was an honor," states artist Erik Rovanpera. "And without knowing the lyrics to the title song 'Hurricanes and Halos' this is my interpretation of the title. Inspired by art nouveau, comic books and many other things in the current art movement this is my take on the good, the bad, the beauty and the beast. And using a broader color palette than usual and thereby pushing my own borders was great fun to do".

1. Into The Fire / Into The Storm (4:14)
2. The Starless Sleep (4:47)
3. Road To Jerusalem (5:48)
4. Medusa Child (9:00)
5. The Sky At The Bottom Of The Sea (5:25)
6. When Breath Turns To Air (4:46)
7. A Kiss (From The End Of The World) (7:14)
8. Hurricanes And Halos (3:32) More...

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Avatarium Unveils New Album

Sweden's doom group Avatarium is back with a third studio album where singer Jennie-Ann Smith and her gentlemen will cast a spell over you with a truly magical sound experience - "Hurricanes And Halos" will take the world by storm on May 26th and contains eight majestic new tracks. Nuclear Blast Records comments:

"Once again, Avatarium relies on beauty and darkness, heavy guitars and fragile sounds, unique female vocals and the mystic vintage blues sound from the 60s, while still staying on modern ground and trusting into the haunting soul of doom rock.

"Six out of the eight new tracks were forged by Candlemass wizard Leif Edling, but guitar master Marcus Jidell and singer Jennie-Ann Smith also contributed to the songwriting and formed a worthy successor to 'The Girl With The Raven Mask' - an album that topped multiple soundchecks in 2015 and brought them the 'Up And Coming'-award from German Metal Hammer. More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

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Avatarium To Play Stockholm Rocks

Doom metal outfit Avatarium has been added to the Stockholm Rocks Festival 2016 bill, set to take place May 7th, 2016 at Debaser Medis in Sweden.

This is the first live show ever in Stockholm for Avatarium, joining the previously announced Inglorious and Grand Magus, with more names to be announced soon.

The organizers of the Stockholm Rocks Festival have also made a playlist fan fans to check out at Spotify here. More...

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Avatarium Releases New Music Video

Sweden's new doom darlings from Avatarium released "The Girl With The Raven Mask" back in October via Nuclear Blast. Today the band reveals a music video for the song "Pearls And Coffins."

The video was filmed in Södra Teatern and Stora Vika, directed by Johan Bååth, and produced by Robert Lundmark and Magnus Johansson from Bobin Film. Lundmark was also responsible for the editing. Director Bååth comments:

"When I first heard 'Pearls & Coffins' the vulnerable beauty and violent darkness of the song really struck me. 'Machine guns and soulless fashion,' I pictured a cold war-like dystopian concrete dream world from another time in the past. When everything is lost, you let your deepest inner emotional feelings out, no matter how dark they appear.

"The fascination for and showing violence is always tricky and it will and should always affect you and make you think twice. I feel that the video and the lyrics are about our deeper, darker corners inside our human mind and in our hearts of momentary darkness, where violence might set seed and may grow. Showing the shoot-out was meant as a personal metaphor for just that and of course not to encourage violence in any way, shape or form. More...

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Avatarium Gets You "Hypnotized"

Swedish doom act Avatarium - featuring Candlemass founder Leif Edling and former Evergrey guitarist Marcus Jidell - released the the new track "Hypnotized." The song appears on the new full length album "The Girl With The Raven Mask," which is set to drop on October 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Girl With The Raven Mask see lyric video here)
2. The January Sea
3. Pearls And Coffins
4. Hypnotized
5. Ghostlight
6. Run Killer Run
7. Iron Mule
8. The Master Thief

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Avatarium Releases First Track-By-Track Video

Swedish doom act Avatarium - featuring Candlemass founder Leif Edling - released the first in a series of track-by-track videos for the upcoming sophomore full length album "The Girl With The Raven Mask." The album is set to drop on October 23rd via Nuclear Blase Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Girl With The Raven Mask
2. The January Sea
3. Pearls And Coffins
4. Hypnotized
5. Ghostlight
6. Run Killer Run
7. Iron Mule
8. The Master Thief

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Avatarium Posts New Album Rehearsal Footage

"The Girl With The Raven Mask," the new album from Avatarium, is coming next month on October 23, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band reveals another appetizer in the form of a video from the rehearsals for record, which can be seen below. For another look behind the scenes, also be sure to check out the recently posted studio footage here.

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Avatarium Posts Bass Recording Video

Swedish doom band Avatarium is gearing up for an October 23, 2015 release date for new album "The Girl With The Raven Mask."

Today the band reveals another appetizer in the form of the second making-of trailer, which covers Leif Edlings' bass recordings. Check it out below, or you can see the first clip in the series over here. The new album's track listing is:

01. Girl With The Raven Mask
02. The January Sea
03. Pearls And Coffins
04. Hypnotized
05. Ghostlight
06. Run Killer Run
07. Iron Mule
08. The Master Thief

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Avatarium Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

The Swedish doom metal gods from Avatarium will release their new album "The Girl With The Raven Mask" on October 23, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band reveals the first making-of trailer which covers the guitar and bass recordings for this upcoming record. Check it out below, and if you missed it, you can also hear the full title track at this location.

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Avatarium Posts New Album's Title Track

Swedish doom outfit Avatarium is set to release "The Girl With The Raven Mask" on October 23 via Nuclear Blast, and today a lyric video for the opening title track comes online.

This new album follows the band's debut self-titled album (reviewed here) as well as the "All I Want" EP from last year. The new album's track listing is:

01. Girl With The Raven Mask
02. The January Sea
03. Pearls And Coffins
04. Hypnotized
05. Ghostlight
06. Run Killer Run
07. Iron Mule
08. The Master Thief More...

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Avatarium Releasing New Album

The Swedish doom metal masters from Avatarium are set to release their upcoming album, "The Girl With The Raven Mask," on October 23 via Nuclear Blast. Bassist Leif Edling is really content with the result, commenting:

“I think we have created something unique this time with Avatarium! The songs are more written to be just songs and there are some really nice moments on the record that I personally love... the straight forward title track, the beautiful 'January Sea,' the riff in 'Ghostlight' and the groove in 'Run Killer Run.'

"The organ and the Rhodes piano are ridiculously loud in the mix at times, even Dr. Carl agrees hehe, but i think it gives even more edge to the songs! I hope people will dig 'The Girl With The Raven Mask' as much as I do myself, and if they don't, it's their problem. A band can't deliver more than we have done here, so it is an album close to perfection! When an album is perfect...shoot me!"

Guitarist Marcus Jidell comments: "Avatarium has been taking another big step with this album and I can't wait for people to hear the songs and to play them live on our tour in November! It has been a lot of work but also a great pleasure to be the producer of this album, I'm very happy with the result and I feel very proud to be a member of this powerful and talented band!“ More...

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Avatarium Announces Headlining Tour

Sweden's Avatarium is pleased to announce a European headline tour in fall 2015 to support the band's (yet untitled) sophomore album. Support will come from label mates The Vintage Caravan, who will present recently released classic rock statement "Arrival" to the masses. The opening slot will be fulfilled by Spiders.

Avatarium guitar player Marcus Jidell is already excited about the tour, commenting: “The last six months, we have been writing, rehearsing, demoing and now we finally started the recordings for our next album. We're all super excited about the new songs and since the album will be released in October, what could be a better way to celebrate then to go on tour right after!

"Avatarium loves to play live. We always try to make every evening special and to blend the vibe of the 70's with the heavy sound of today. Also, we are very happy to be touring with two great bands, The Vintage Caravan and Spiders.“ More...

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