The heavy metal ’n‘ roll, dark, madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR — vocalist Johannes Eckerström, guitarists Jonas Jarlsby and Tim Öhrström, bassist Henrik Sandelin, and drummer John Alfredsson — released their magnum opus and ninth album, „Dance Devil Dance“, this past winter via Black Waltz Records, distributed by Thirty Tigers. Get it HERE.
Today, they have shared the animated hybrid video for „Chimp Mosh Pit.“ Watch it here.
“Choosing what songs to make videos out of from Dance Devil Dance was harder than ever, with some very strong candidates,“ says Eckerström. „Having battle tested ‚Chimp Mosh Pit‘ on stage over and over makes me feel we made a very good choice. It’s a fun ride. I like how it leans into the good rock’n’roll times we like to mix with the destructive energy of the metal stuff. It feels like we are the only band who could’ve made this video.”
The band will also return to the road in the US this spring on a headline tour that kicks off April 28 in Omaha and runs through May 28 in Pittsburgh. Veil of Maya and Orbit Culture will support. The rest of the band’s summer and fall is filling up! With UK and European festivals and their first ever Australian headline shows this summer, and back to the US in the fall, AVATAR are making the world theirs.
AVATAR SUMMER EU FESTIVALS:
02.06.2023 — (CZ) Pilsen, Metalfest Open Air
07.06.2023 — (SE) Sölvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival
09.06.2023 — (AT) Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock
10.06.2023 — (CH) Interlaken, Greenfield Festival
11.06.2023 — (UK) Derby, Download Festival
18.06.2023 — (BE) Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
22.06.2023 — (NO) Oslo, Tons of Rock
25.06.2023 — (DE) Ferropolis, Full Force
30.06.2023 — (FI) Helsinki, Tuska Festival
02.07.2023 — (FR) Nîmes, Festival de Nîmes
05.08.2023 — (RO) Brașov, Rockstadt Extreme Fest
LISTEN TO OR WATCH:
„Dance Devil Dance“
„Chimp Mosh Pit“
„Valley Of Disease“
„The Dirt I’m Buried In“
„Violence No Matter What“ (Duet w/ Lzzy Hale)
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