So here we have a NEW BAND ALERT!!, even though these guys aren’t a new band. Confused, yet? Let me clarify. This is a Swedish band, and they are new to me. I had never heard of Avatar until seeing the cover in the store. Intrigued by The Crow/Alice Cooper makeup on the guy on the cover, I checked out their video for Hail the Apocalypse. Take a look at the video below. It is amazing:
That video intrigued me enough to dig a little deeper. That’s where I discovered the video for Bloody Angel, which shows a bit of a softer song, while not necessarily a softer side to the band. Check that one out here:
Both of these songs are off of their most recent release, Hail the Apocalypse.
I picked up the album and am extremely impressed. If you are a metal fan, you would do well to click through one of the links and pick the album up. It is amazing and this is a band that deserves some American love.
Johannes Michael Gustaf Eckerström – Vocals
John Alfredsson – Drums
Kungen – Guitar
Tim Öhrstrom – Guitar
Henrik Sandelin – Bass