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AVATAR – World Tour 2019 – Europe Dates Listed!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

Avatar - Country - 2019 tour dates Europe flyer - #33MO333ILMG

Buy your tickets here:

16-Jan – UK – Glasgow
17-Jan – UK – Birmingham
18-Jan – UK – Manchester
19-Jan – UK – Bristol
20-Jan – UK – London
22-Jan – Belgium – Antwerp
23-Jan – France – Clermont-Ferrand
25-Jan – France – Nantes
26-Jan – Germany – Bochum
27-Jan – France – Strasbourg
29-Jan – Switzerland – Zurich
31-Jan – Austria – Vienna
01-Feb – Czech Republic – Zlin
02-Feb – Poland – Warsaw
03-Feb – Austria – Graz
04-Feb – Hungary – Budapest
05-Feb – Germany – Munich
07-Feb – France – Grenoble
08-Feb – France – Nancy
09-Feb – Germany – Frankfurt
11-Feb – Germany – Stuttgart
12-Feb – Netherlands – Amsterdam
22-Feb – Russia – Saint Petersburg
23-Feb – Russia – Moscow – Zil Arena
25-Feb – Finland – Helsinki
26-Feb – Finland – Tampere
28-Feb – Sweden – Norrköping
1-Mar – Sweden – Malmö
2-Mar – Sweden – Karlstad
3-Mar – Norway – Oslo
4-Mar – Denmark – Arhus



On This Day In METAL History – May 19th… From ACE FREHLEY To AVATAR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Ace Frehley - Frehleys Comet - #MO1985ILMG99

On May 19th, 1985 – The first studio album from ACE FREHLEY, FREHLEY’S COMET, was debuting at #118, on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. 1st Fanboy Alert: SPACE ACE ROCKS! Note: Some may consider this to be ACE’s second studio album, (along with the 1978 KISS solo album), only this album was recorded with his new band: FREHLEY’S COMET.

Heart - Brigade - promo album cover pic - #MO1990ILMFNSO

On May 19th, 1990 – The fabulous HEART had their tenth studio album, Brigade, sitting at #3, on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. 2nd Fanboy Alert: HEART FOREVER.

AVATAR - Feathers And Flesh - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MOILMNFS777993

On May 19th, 2016 – The newly released and sixth studio album, Feathers & Flesh (Deluxe Edition), from Sweden’s AVATAR, is ranked at #3 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Metal mercy!

AVATAR - Black Waltz - cover promo #2!

On May 19th, 2016 – The fourth studio album from Sweden’s AVATAR, Black Waltz (Deluxe Edition), is ranked at #22 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Sweet Metal Mariah!

Avatar - Hail The Apocalypse - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #AMO49

On May 19th, 2016 – The fifth studio album, Hail The Apocalypse (Deluxe Edition), from Sweden’s AVATAR is ranked at #38, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Good golly, Metal Molly!


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AVATAR “Torn Apart” (Official Video) – Mandatory Metal From Sweden!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

AVATAR – A Metal band that has caught my Metal attention this year, in an enormous way, is Sweden’s AVATAR. Their debut full-length, Black Waltz, was released back on February 14th of this year, via eOne Music. Below is the official music video for Torn Apart, just one of many Metal groove infested songs on Black Waltz.

AVATAR is dark, extreme, modern and groove laden with their Metal sound. Black Waltz is a solid reason as to why I am leaning towards choosing AVATAR as “Best Metal Newcomer Of 2012” and one of the best Metal albums I’ve listened to  thus far, this year. Crank up the Metal volume on Torn Apart below and you’ll might just agree with me!


Johannes Eckerström – Vocals

John Alfredsson – Drums

Jonas Jarlsby – Guitars

Simon Andersson – Guitars

Henrik Sandelin – Bass

To read my album review for Black Waltz, click on the large link below!

AVATAR ‘Black Waltz’ Is Dark, Extreme, Modern and Groove Laden… Metal Bliss


* For more info on AVATAR, click on the links below:

eOne Metal



AVATAR ‘Black Waltz’ Is Dark, Extreme, Modern and Groove Laden… Metal Bliss

Posted in Extreme Metal, groove metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, modern metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

AVATAR – The debut full-length album, Black Waltz, from Sweden’s AVATAR was released back on February 14th, 2012, via eOne Music… and it’s hereby highly recommended by yours truly, for your Metal famished senses. Extreme vocals are prevalent from Johannes Eckerström and he essentially nails it from top to bottom. Johannes isn’t belting out Death or Black Metal tones, instead it’s all super-fine Extreme. Dark. Damn good. When Johannes does come clean with his vocals, it’s… damn good again.

The Metal itself has more grooves discharging than I could possibly count. There’s also a melodic sensibility happening big time with the Metal of AVATAR and it all comes across to me as a thrilling listening experience. Metal be thy name is this AVATAR band an unforeseen Metal prize for me in 2012. AVATAR plays some straightforward Metal, only it’s the inventiveness of the parts and the dazzling delivery of the Extreme, which all equals to the impressive Metal sum on Black Waltz. Whoa.

AVATAR implements elements into their Metal that keeps their songs interesting, (as an example) the creepy chorus as an outro for Torn Apart. Ready For The Ride is a fine Metal example of just how Extreme AVATAR can come across, this song when played at maximum level is one of the more enjoyable listening moments I’ve had with a song lately. Hell, playing Black Waltz in its entirety at maximum volume, is prescribed Metal medicine for any shitty day you or I shall encounter from here on in.


To explain the Metal listening experience of Black Waltz, in one word, that word would be: INTENSE. Within these 11 songs on Black Waltz, I hear a band that obviously is adept in Metal creativity and focused on quality. In Napalm and has progressive footings and still comes across with that dark feel and vibe that AVATAR wants us all to accept. Dark lyrically and musically throughout, AVATAR never has me thinking this is the “same old stuff” I’ve been listening to for years.

The title track, Use Your Tongue and Blod are three scalding exclamation points on this album. Furious. Like an Extreme, yet still, a groove driven Metal ambush from the fiery depths of hell itself. Jonas Jarlsby and Simon Andersson on guitars are damn cool to listen to. The riffs, leads and mini-solos are all unique and all importantly memorable. Let It Burn grooves along with such a convincing fire from AVATAR that it gets the “replay continuously” award for this album.

Yes, I dig AVATAR and appreciate the Metal direction that  they are taking here on Black Waltz. To say that I’ve enjoyed Black Waltz as much as any Rob Zombie album ever made is real. That new Alice Cooper album from last year has nothing over on Black Waltz either. AVATAR is without question, a band not to ignore. Black Waltz is this band’s debut album that is absolutely can’t miss in 2012 and beyond. The Modern Metal doors of extremity have flung wide open… and AVATAR has arrivedMetal. Be. Thy. Name.


Johannes Eckerström – Vocals

John Alfredsson – Drums

Jonas Jarlsby – Guitars

Simon Andersson – Guitars

Henrik Sandelin – Bass


Black Waltz – Track Listing:

Let Us Die

Torn Apart

Ready For The Ride

In Napalm

Black Waltz


Let It Burn

One Touch

Paint Me Red

Smells Like A Freakshow

Use Your Tongue


For more info on AVATAR, click on the links below:

eOne Metal



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