Photo: Johan Carlén
WORLD TOUR CONTINUES, TICKETS ON SALE NOW
AVATAR COUNTRY OUT NOW
October 26, 2018 – From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on October 26 in the Year of the King (2018).
CITIZENS OF AVATAR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE OF EARTH!
The King and His elite orchestra, Avatar, are excited to announce the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for the creation of Legend of Avatar Country, a musical featurette to the album with the same name.
In the words of Johannes Eckerström:
”We are not a normal band and Avatar Country is not a normal album. The whole idea was always to take our audience on a crazy journey into the stranger parts of our minds and the heart of our love for metal music. As a very visual group, this is the natural conclusion of the Avatar Country saga and we hope people will be as excited to see it as we are. It will be a great document of a very special time in our career and in the life of our fans. We have some very special rewards lined up to make it worth people’s while.”
Avatar has teamed up with Kerrang! Magazine to bring this incredible film to light.
“Bands always tell their audience ‘we couldn’t have done this without you,’ and this time it’s truer than ever. The labels have done their part in supporting the making of the music videos thus far, and what comes next is up to us. I truly believe we can make something great together.”
The Kickstarter campaign will launch this Monday, October 29, 2018. Visit the band’s official website for additional info.
Avatar is currently on tour in the United States with TRIVIUM on the “The Sin and the Sentence World Tour” in continued support of Avatar’s newest LP, Avatar Country. This is the band’s second full-scale North American run since earlier this year in January which featured the circus sideshow, Hellzapoppin.
Avatar released their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country earlier this year via Entertainment One. The LP debuted at #2 Indie, #4 Hard Music, #8 Rock, and #25 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
Critics praised the release as well. NEW NOISE MAGAZINE said Avatar Country was“the culmination of the group’s evolution into a singular powerhouse, a trip into the heart of what makes metal so distinctively powerful.”
LOUDWIRE called the opening track “Glory To Our King” sounds like “it could’ve come straight off of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club, a warm and over the top introduction to the rest of the album.” And finally, METAL INJECTION called Avatar Country “a wonderful ride.”
“The opening track ‘Glory to Our King’ sounds like it could’ve come straight off of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club, a warm and over the top introduction to the rest of the album.” LOUDWIRE
“Avatar’s music and their stage performance is ‘Metal Theater,’ and they not only fall into this category – this album defines it.” TATTOO.COM
“Avatar has only gotten weirder, wackier and more ambitious, not only pushing the over-the-top, operatic boundaries of their sound but also creating a whole imaginary ‘country’ in the process.” REVOLVER
“The Swedish oddballs have risen to the challenge of creating a follow-up that’s just as barmy.” METAL HAMMER
“‘Avatar Country’ is a wonderful ride.” METAL INJECTION
“This royalty-themed release features plenty of the usual theatrics and bombast from the Gothenburg quintet, but with stronger songwriting to shore up their conceptual side.” ROCK SOUND
“If Avatar Country isn’t recognized as a multi-faceted metallic gem, forget government: Your current hard-rock tastes might need to be overthrown.” ALTPRESS
“Avatar Country is the culmination of the group’s evolution into a singular powerhouse, a trip into the heart of what makes metal so distinctively powerful.” NEW NOISE MAGAZINE
“AVATAR’s career has blossomed as its allowed its adventurous spirit to wander.” BLABBERMOUTH
1. Glory To Our King
2. Legend of The King
3. The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country
4. King’s Harvest
5. The King Wants You
6. The King Speaks
7. A Statue of The King
8. King After King
9. Silent Songs of the King Pt 1 Winter Comes When The King Dreams of Snow
10. Silent Songs of the King Pt 2 The King’s Palace