Avatar is a famous heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. They have released a total of six studio albums and given numerous hit songs. These include tracks such as The King Wants You, The Eagle Has Landed, For the Swarm and Let it Burn.
The band released their new album, Avatar Country, on January 12, 2018. They have already announced the dates for the Avatar Country World Tour 2018. Avatar tickets are selling like hot cakes, so if you wish to enjoy their new songs live, purchase them quickly.
Avatar was formed by two like-minded musicians, guitarist Jonas Jarlsby and drummer John Alfredsson. Both were in separate bands before Avatar was formed and felt constrained when it came to experimenting with music and being creative. The two then regrouped under the new moniker Avatar in the year 2001. Soon they were introduced to singer Johannes Eckerstrom and Avatar was all set to make their debut. Later in 2003 Simon Andersson and Henrik Sandelin joined the trio and together the musicians recorded Avatar’s debut demo EP, Personal Observations. It was released in January, 2004, followed by another EP 4 Reasons to Die in November of the same year.
Avatar’s first studio music record titled Thoughts of No Tomorrow hit the shelves in 2006. Released via Gain Music Entertainment, the album reached the 47th spot on the Sweden Albums Top 60.
The year 2007 saw the release of Avatar’s second music record Schlacht. Produced by Markus Tagaris, it reached the 27th position on the Swedish Albums chart. The album features a guitar solo contribution by Bjorn Gelotte on the song Letters From Neverend. Following the release of Schlacht, the metal band performed numerous live shows. These include performing at the Sweden Rock Festival 2008 and as a supporting act for bands including Hardcore Superstar and Obituary.
Avatar’s third self-titled album was released in November of 2009. It made it to the 36th spot on the Swedish Albums chart. The record is the last one to feature guitarist Simon Andersson as he left the band in 2011. Avatar comprises a total of ten tracks. The music video of its song Queen of Blades was released on the band’s official website in January, 2010. It was during this time that the band signed a deal with Song Music for the Swiss and German release of their album in March, 2010. The following month, the musicians signed another contract with the Japanese label Art Union Records for a May launch of the album.
The band then hit the road with a rather busy touring schedule; they performed at the Swedish musical event Storsjoyran in 2010 followed by performances with metal bands such as Warrior Soul, Dark Tranquility and Helloween.
Towards the end of the year 2011, Simon Andersson left Avatar and was replaced by Tim Ohrstrom. In, 2012, Avatar treated their fans to their fourth album, Black Waltz. It was released in Europe in January while in the US it hit the shelves in February. It reached the 25th spot on the Swedish Albums chart.
While the album was in the works, the musicians asked their makeup artist to produce something that fits well with the characters in the songs. She responded with a Clown face paint. The cover art of the album showing Eckerstrom’s clown face paint with him holding up the tickets was an apt indication of what the album comprised. The audience loved the appearance and so did the band; Eckerstrom continues to wear the clown face paint for photo shoots and music videos. When asked about the reason for doing so, he stated, “Something clicked... seeing that face, it awakened something that really wasn't there before; or was but was well hidden... Suddenly the music got its face.”
To promote the American release of the album, Avatar embarked on their first ever tour of the US alongside Sevendust and Lacuna Coil in February, 2013.
In March, 2014, Avatar announced the title of their fifth music album, Hail the Apocalypse. It was released in May via eOne Music. Its first single (also the title track) was released along with a video prior to the album’s release. Mixed by Jay Ruxton and produced by Tobias Lindell, the album was Avatar’s first one to hit the US Billboard 200 at number 97. It sold around 3,500 copies within its first week. Following its release, the band toured extensively in the US both as a supporting and headline act. They also performed at festivals including Rock on the Range and Louder Than Life. The music video for the song Vultures Fly came out in 2015 and earned the honor of being voted number one on Loudwire’s Battle Royale video countdown for five consecutive weeks.
The follow-up to Hail the Apocalypse was recorded in three different studios across Europe- the Finnvox Studios in Finland, Castle Studios in Germany and Spinroad Studios in Sweden. The album’s title Feathers & Flesh was revealed through social media and Avatar’s official website on March 3, 2016. It is a concept album that revolves around an owl that goes to war against the world to prevent the sun from rising. Consisting of a total of fourteen songs, the record reached the 88th spot on the US Billboard 200. Its single New Land made it to 20th position on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
Avatar Concert Tickets
The songs from Avatar’s latest music album Avatar Country have already gained popularity among music lovers. If you want to enjoy the songs live, then check out the itinerary for the band’s shows in your city. To ensure your presence at the event, purchase Avatar concert tickets well in advance.