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 — are releasing a creepy cool collector’s vinyl version of their latest album Dance Devil Dance, out now.
Only 250 numbered and hand-crafted copies of the blood-filled “Afterbirth” vinyl will be produced.
The packaging will include an additional standard red opaque vinyl; a 2-pocket silver board gatefold vinyl with platinum Dance Devil Dance vinyl; 24-page photo book; and an autographed 5×7 post card.
The vinyl will be exclusive for purchase to Avatar Country Citizens starting tomorrow, October 31, at 12PM ET. Any remaining piecers be available for purchase for everyone on the band’s website starting on Friday, November 3.
Watch the trailer here.
“Your first birth was on the house those are the cards you’re forced to play,” says Eckerström. “Until today. You can be reborn every single night. Evolve. We feed your ear through an umbilical cord. We are the placenta. Your mind rests inside a soft womb of sound. Then, there is light. Escape. Open your eyes. This is the first night of the rest of your life. We are still in you.”
DANCE DEVIL DANCE TRACK LISTING:
“Dance Devil Dance”
“Chimp Mosh Pit“
“Valley Of Disease“
“On The Beach”
“Do You Feel In Control”
“Gotta Wanna Riot”
“The Dirt I’m Buried In“
“Clouds Dipped In Chrome”
“Violence No Matter What” (Feat. Lzzy Hale)
2023 has been quite a year for Avatar They achieved their first #1 single “The Dirt I’m Buried In.” The track has surged itself to #1 on Mediabase’s Active Rock Chart. On Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart, the single rises to #1 on its 31st week, making it the longest trek to #1 in 20 years! Read more about it over at Billboard. Avatar were also immortalized as a fossil from Southern Sweden; discovered by Dr. Ben Thuy, a paleontologist at the Luxembourg Natural History Museum. This fossil is now known as Ophiocoma avatar. The band appeared on the covers of Revolver and Outburn, as well.
Avatar will return to the U.S. this month on a tour with In This Moment and Ice Nine Kills. All dates are below.
ICE NINE KILLS + IN THIS MOMENT “KISS OF DEATH” TOUR
11/3 — Gary, IN — Hard Rock Live
11/4 — Maplewood, MN — Myth Live *
11/5 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater *
11/7 — Indianapolis, IN — Blue Ribbon Pavilion
11/8 — Cincinnati, OH — The Andrew J Brady Music Center
11/9 — Milwaukee, WI — Eagles Ballroom
11/11 — Green Bay, WI — Epic Events Center *
11/12 — Louisville, KY — The Louisville Palace Theatre *
11/14 — Greenville, SC — Bon Secours Arena
11/16 — Estero, FL — Hertz Arena
11/17 — Jacksonville, FL — Daily’s Place
11/18 — Orlando, FL — Orlando Amphitheater
11/20 — Atlanta, GA — Coca Cola Roxy
11/21 — Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum Complex
11/22 — Reading, PA — Santander Arena
11/24 — Wallingford, CT — Oakdale Theatre
11/25 — Bangor, ME — Cross Insurance Center
11/26 — Albany, NY — Empire Live #
11/27 — New York, NY — Hammerstein Ballroom
11/28 — Washington, DC — The Anthem
11/30 — Norfolk, VA — Chartway Arena
12/1 — Johnstown, PA — 1st Summit Arena
12/2 — Wheeling, WV — Webanco Arena