Since the release of the latest album Black Waltz, AVATAR have had massive success all over the world. The singles Smells Like a Freakshow and Let it Burn peaked on #26 on US commercial rock radio charts, where they also stayed for several weeks well ahead of more established bands in the scene. This was followed by extensive and successful US tours.
METAL HAMMER UK is now presenting the new video for the title track “Hail The Apocalypse” from the upcomming album! Check it out HERE.
The band will be on tour in April in Europe as well. See the tour dates below:
April 12th – (BE) Maasmechelen, Jan Hertog
April 13th – (NL) Amsterdam, Winston Kingdom
April 15th – (DE) Ravensburg, Studio 104
April 16th – (AT) Vienna, Chelsea
April 17th – (DE) Weinheim, Cafe Central
April 19th – (FR) Macon, Le Sovengard
April 20th – (FR) Éragny, Covent Garden Studios
April 21st – (DE) Cologne, Underground
April 22nd – (DE) Hamburg, Logo
The biggest break through came when Avenged Sevenfold personally picked Avatar as support band on their sold out arena tour in Europe late 2013. Avatar got a reception far beyond expected by the crowds, which resulted in bookings on high profiled festivals such as Download Festival and Rock on the Range in 2014, among own headline dates of which most are soon sold out. More highly profiled tours and festivals are soon to be confirmed.
Now Avatar are up to date for the release of their new album ”Hail The Apocalypse” on May 12th through Gain/Sony in Europe and eOne in USA. The album was recorded in Karma Sound Studios, Bang Saray, Thailand, mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther) and mastered by Paul Logus (Volbeat, Clutch, Killswitch Engage).
Avatar is by many described as a perfect mix between Rammstein, Alice Cooper and System of a Down – something the band now have developed further with the upcoming video for the title track ”Hail The Apocalypse”. Avatar have gained much attention when it comes to their creativity in videos, always self-produced.
Hail The Apocalypse is certainly an album to look out for, it is a fresh wind in a conservative metal swamp, it stands for something unique, something unexpected and something that’s been missing in the scene for the last decade.
Johannes Michael Gustaf Eckerström – Vocals
John Alfredsson – Drums
Kungen – Guitars
Tim Öhrstrom – Guitars
Henrik Sandelin – Bass