The heavy metal ‘n’ roll dark madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR — vocalist Johannes Eckerström (vocals), guitarists Jonas Jarlsby and Tim Öhrström, bassist Henrik Sandelin, and drummer John Alfredsson — are ambitious, Swedish rock sorcerers of the highest order. They are known to smash the boundaries between band, theater troupe, and cinematic masterminds with a series of celebrated albums and videos, and the immersive world of Avatar Country, a fantastical land where metal rules supreme.

Today, they have shared the new song “So Sang the Hollow.”

 

“I think the song fits the season,” vocalist Eckerström shares. “‘So Sang the Hollow’ lives between a dream and our waking nightmares. It’s like a seance with ghosts of your own creation. It’s one of those songs that was a very long time in the making, with the main guitar part having been kicked around since I entered the workforce.”

He finishes with an important point, saying, “It also answers the question what Simon and Garfunkel would’ve sounded like if they grew up listening to Black Sabbath.”

Earlier this fall, Avatar went big and dropped two new tracks. They shared the official video for “Going Hunting,” directed once again by Johan Carlén, alongside the fan track “Barren Cloth Mother.”

Avatar also previously announced they signed to Thirty Tigers and have launched their own Black Waltz Records imprint.

Lastly, the band has announced the rescheduled dates from their Fall 2021 U.S. run. Those dates are below, along with their European 2022 tour. Be sure to add “So Sang The Hollow” to your playlist!

AVATAR GOING HUNTING TOUR 1/22 — ShipRocked 2022
1/28 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater
1/29 — Billing, MT — Pub Station
1/30 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
1/31 — Seattle, WA — Neptune Theatre
2/1 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theater
22 — Garden City, IA — Revolution Concert House

2022 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
1/8 — Nottingham, UK — Rock City
1/9 — Manchester, UK — Academy
1/10 — Glasgow, UK — SWG3
1/12 — Wolverhampton, UK — KK’s Steelmill
1/13 — Bristol, UK — Marble Factory
1/14 — Southampton, UK — 1865
1/15 — London, UK — 02 Forum Kentish Town
2/12 — Paris, FR — L’Olympia
2/14 — Brussels, BE — Ancienne Belgique (A.B.)
2/15 — Karlsruhe, DE — Substage
2/16 — Lyon, FR — Le Transbordeur
2/17 — Barcelona, ES — Razzmatazz 1 & 2
2/18 — Madrid, ES — Kapital
2/19 — Lisbon, PT — LAV
2/21 — Bordeaux, FR — Le Rocher Palmer
2/22 — Geneva, CH — Alhambra
2/23 — Zurich, CH — Komplex
2/24 — Vienna, AT — Simm City
2/25 — Brno, CZ — Sono Centrum
2/26 — Munich, DE — Freiheitshalle
2/27 — Leipzig, DE — Hellraiser
2/28 — Warsaw, PL — Proxima
3/1 — Berlin, DE — Columbia Theater
3/2 — Hamburg, DE — Gruenspan
3/3 — Cologne, DE — Essigfabrik
3/4 — Tilburg, NL — 013
3/10 — Göteborg, SE — Trädgår’n
3/11 — Stockholm, SE — Fållan
3/12 — Malmö, SE — Slagthuset
6/24 — Cartagena, ES — Rock Imperium Festival
6/26 — Clisson, FR — Hellfest 2022

PHOTOS: SEE ALL SHOTS OF AVATAR FROM 101 WRIF – RIFF FEST 2021


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