Get to Know: Avatar

Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden the lads of Avatar grew up in the eye of a storm of local musicians made up of metal greats and legends who conquered the world and redrew the map of heavy metal on a monthly basis. This was the measuring stick, and the group have proudly taken on the challenge ever since. The band released Black Waltz in 2012 and found their voice in the madness and started to truly forge their own path in the music they were making. “Our take on playing in a band is that it’s concept art,” says vocalist Johannes Eckerström. “Everything has to carry the same idea and emotion. You have to be able to see what it sounds like, hear what it smells like and read how it feels.” As such, it is only natural that a group creating music with such strong imagery have become so visually striking, a trait that only became stronger with their 2014 release, Hail the Apocalypse. In 2016, Avatar released their latest endeavor Feathers & Flesh , with the promise that nothing will be the same ever again. We are beyond excited to witness one artistically kick ass performance from the band when they hit the main stage at Rock Fest July 14th. Are you?

RECOMMENDED SONGS:

  • New Land
  • Night Never Ending
  • The Eagle Has Landed

 

 

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Are you ready for a performance to remember?Click the photo take get a sense of what Avatar is going to bring to the stage this summer at Rock Fest.

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