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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.
Swedish doom titans Avatarium have uploaded their brand new video for the song "Boneflower," which can be viewed below.
If the quartet’s gigantic, melancholy sounds have somehow passed you by, then this video is the perfect means to get acquainted with this great band. Check it out below. You can also read our review of the band's self-titled album at this location.
The band’s all-star lineup features legendary doom metal pioneer Leif Edling (Candlemass) on bass, Marcus Jidell (Evergrey) on guitar, Carl Westholm (Candlesmass) on keyboards, Lars Sköld (Tiamat) on drums and singer extraordinaire Jennie-Ann Smith.
Avatarium - featuring Leif Edling of Candlemass - has released a new lyric video for the track "Boneflower." Check it out below.
"Boneflower" comes off the band's self-titled album, due out November 22nd via Nuclear Blast. The track listing for "Avatarium" is:
With the release of a self-titled debut record coming up November 1st, newly formed doomsters Avatarium now give a look into the songs of "Avatarium" (reviewed here). This is how mastermind Leif Edling (Candlemass) describes the album in his own words:
Moonhorse: The first song I wrote. It’s about a little sick kid lying in bed daydreaming, and wanting to be out playing with his friends. Lots of dynamics and contrast in this song. Light and shade. One of the best songs I have written I think.
Pandoras Egg: About the sickness in the world. Collected by the gods and locked in, but now in free flow. Jennie-Ann sings it like a female Ronnie James Dio. Great!
Avatarium: Very twisted and a bit proggy. To me anyway. Mainly describes what an Avatarium is: a place anywhere, of any size, where you can worship your demi-gods. Could be that singer, a politian, Tony Iommi, an actor, a historical figure, porn actress etc…..More...
Avatarium - the new project of Candlemass founder Leif Edling and Everygrey guitarist Marcus Jidell - posted a lyric video for the new track "Moonhorse." The song appears on the self-titled debut LP, which is due out November 22nd via Nuclear Blast. The track is also available now as a single, which also contains the album track "Boneflower" and the cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs."
The track listing for "Avatarium" is:
2. Pandora's Egg
5. Bird Of Prey
6. Tides Of Telepathy
7. Lady In The Lamp
Check out "Moonhorse" here: More...
New Swedish doom outfit Avatarium has just revealed the cover artwork and track list for an upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be unleashed November 1st, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.
The band features legendary doom metal pioneer Leif Edling on bass, Marcus Jidell (Evergrey) on guitar, Lars Sköld (Tiamat) on drums, keyboardist Carl Westholm, and singer extraordinaire Jennie-Ann Smith. The front cover was created by Swedish artist Erik Rovamperä.
Commented Erik: “As opposed to many contemporary artists eager to express their inner emotional turmoil my ambitions as painter stand first and foremost from a lifelong love of hardrockin´music and the inherently darker iconography of that genre. I’m seldom one to channel personal experiences in my art but rather view my work as part of the Heavy Metal tradition forged by likes of Derek Riggs, Ken Kelly and many more. In the specific chase of Avatarium my sources of inspiration have come to include the heretical idolatry of the pre-Christianized cults throughout ancient Europe and esoteric allegories of the late medieval secret societies”
Guitarist Marcus unveils an insight on the birth of Avatarium: “We are very proud to present the first but not the last Avatarium album to you. When we started to demo the songs on this album we had one thing that we thought was extremely important, we wanted to make music that was heavy, dark and poetic. Also we had an urge to make an album with a very organic sound and no fixing and trixing in computers but just try to make great emotional music. During the whole process we have been looking for feeling rather than trying to make everything technically perfect. More...
Avatarium, the brand new band featuring legendary Swedish doom metal pioneer Leif Edling, has signed a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast.
Avatarium will release its first sonic sign of life on September 20th, 2013 in the form of 12” mini LP "Moonhorse," featuring the title track, the B-side "Boneflower," as well as an acoustic cover version of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs."
Besides Edling, Avatarium features Marcus Jindell (Evergrey) on guitar, Lars Sköld (Tiamat) on drums, keyboardist Carl Westholm, and singer extraordinaire Jennie-Ann Smith. Commented Leif Edling: More...