New Single “Medusa Child” Available From Avatarium

Swedish doom metal act Avatarium, featuring ex-Evergrey guitarist Marcus Jidell, is streaming the new single “Medusa Child.” The song is taken from the band’s latest release “Hurricanes and Halos,” which is available through Nuclear Blast Records, reviewed over at this location.

Check out “Medusa Child” here:

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Avatarium Streaming New Single “Into The Fire / Into The Storm”

Sweden’s Avatarium is back to take the doom world by storm with new album “Hurricanes And Halos” due out on May 26th. Today the band delivers first single “Into The Fire / Into The Storm.”

This new track comes along with a bitter taste reflecting the current state of the world, and guitar master Marcus Jidell states: “We wanted to get a raw and energetic recording to back up the powerful and dramatic lyrics of this song. Strange political winds are blowing at this moment and the question is: is the world heading into the fire?”

1. Into The Fire / Into The Storm (4:14)
2. The Starless Sleep (4:47)
3. Road To Jerusalem (5:48)
4. Medusa Child (9:00)
5. The Sky At The Bottom Of The Sea (5:25)
6. When Breath Turns To Air (4:46)
7. A Kiss (From The End Of The World) (7:14)
8. Hurricanes And Halos (3:32)

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Avatarium Releasing New EP “All I Want”

Hailing from Stockholm, gloomy metal outfit Avatarium (featuring Leif Edling and Marcus Jidell) was founded in late 2012.

Following the success of the eponymous debut release last year (reviewed here), Avatarium has just announced the release of a new EP titled “All I Want.” The vinyl/digital only EP will be out November 14th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Psychedelic percussionist Michael Blair, who has worked with Tom Waits and Lou Reed among others, will be guesting on “All I Want.”

Commented guitarist Marcus Jidell: “He showed up at the studio with a big ‘bag of tricks’ with metals, crashers, shakers and a lot of strange things which he made sound like if you throw in a punkrocker at Woodstock and feed him with psychedelic pills!”

About the new songs, he adds: “We tried to keep things simple and spontaneous during the recordings, something I hope people will be able to hear. Also I think that Jennie-Ann Smith has reached new levels with the way she sings on both of the new songs!”

The new EP’s track listing is as follows:

Side A (45 RPM)
01. All I Want
02. Deep Well
Side B (33 RPM)
01. Pandora’s Egg (live)
02. Tides Of Telepathy (live)
03. Bird Of Prey (live)

The three live songs were recorded at the 2013 edition of the renowned Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, which was the second ever Avatarium show and the first one outside of Sweden. Catch Avatarium live on these dates:

15.11. D Würzburg – Hammer Of Doom

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26.12. D Berlin – Huxley’s Neue Welt
27.12. D Leipzig – Täubchenthal
28.12. D München – Backstage
29.12. NL Tilburg – O13
30.12. CH Pratteln – Z7
31.12. D Essen – Weststadthalle

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