In this episode we are joined by Johannes Eckerstrom from Avatar
It has taken well over a decade, 9 albums, multiple fan petitions and even a support group for Australian fans upset at not having a tour, to finally get one of the greatest live bands in the history of heavy music to Australia. Renowned for legendary performances, ludicrous levels of skill as musicians and a seemingly endless catalog of killer songs, AVATAR are finally making their way to Australia.
AVATAR have long been your favourite metal band’s favourite metal band. From Iron Maiden inviting them on tour; to Vinnie Paul claiming Dimebag would have been jealous of their riffs; to mega star cameos on their albums, including Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale on the new one, Avatar have never lacked for adoration from their peers. When Matt Heafy of Trivium had to skip a few shows on their tour for the birth of his twins his choice to fill in for him was Avatar’s Johannes Eckerstrom. The side of stage at every one of their US and Euro festival appearances always features a packed gallery of the who is who of rock luminaries riveted by and gaping the pure joy and spectacle.
Avatar have amassed over 100 million plays on Spotify and an incredible 163 million views on their YouTube channel with the songs Bloody Angel, Hail The Apocalypse, Torn Apart, The Eagle Has Landed and many more. Recent single The Dirt I’m Buried In, currently on 3.2M views, reached 1M views in only 2 days.
With their stunning new album, Dance Devil Dance debuting on The Australian iTunes Charts at #1 in Metal, #1 in Rock and #6 for All Albums, Australia will no longer be denied!
Friday, August 25: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday, August 26: The Metro, Sydney
Sunday, August 27: The Triffid, Brisbane