PREVIEW: Sonic Temple photos

The inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival took place this weekend, replacing the long-running Rock on the Range, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Even with severe weather marring the final day of the sold-out event, fans got to experience a weekend packed with great rock and metal bands, comedians and spoken word artists,... Continue Reading →

Avatar announces 2019 North American tour dates

In the midst of a mostly sold-out European trek, Avatar has announced its return to North America on the “Avatar Country World Tour 2019” presented by Revolver magazine. Dates begin on May 16 in Buffalo, New York, and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 15.  These dates include three North American rock festivals—Sonic Temple... Continue Reading →

Avatar launches Kickstarter campaign to create ‘Legend of Avatar Country’ film

Swedish band Avatar has launched Kickstarter campaign for the creation of "Legend of Avatar Country," a musical featurette to the album with the same name. ”We are not a normal band, and 'Avatar Country' is not a normal album," said vocalist Johannes Eckerström. "The whole idea was always to take our audience on a crazy journey... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Avatar – ‘Avatar Country’

Review by Jeff Maki What could the Evil Clown and the madmen of Sweden's Avatar possibly do to follow up their 2016 album, "Feathers & Flesh?" If you're Avatar, the answer is easy: You form your own country, led by a king whose legend is shrouded in mystery, then open up its borders inviting all... Continue Reading →

Avatar announces new album, 2018 tour dates

Avatar has announced a Jan. 12, 2018, release date for its next album, "Avatar Country," and debuted its first single and video, "A Statue of the King." The band also its 2018 world tour dates. "Avatar Country" track listing: 1. "Glory to Our King" 2. "Legend of the King" 3. "The King Welcomes You... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Johannes Eckerström of Avatar

Though a band since 2001, Avatar, hailing from the hallowed grounds (to metalheads, at least) of Gothenburg, Sweden, didn’t reach North America until the 2012 release of “Black Waltz,” its first effort for eOne Music and an album that saw the band boldly carving a distinct identity both musically and visually. The following year, spurred... Continue Reading →

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