Release Date: 04 November 2013
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Avatarium Limited 180gram Gatefold 2LP Set + Digital Download
· Avatarium have only been active for about 8 months, but already word is spreading rapidly about this unique band and their special blend of heavy adventurous music. Jethro Tull, Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Rainbow… It’s all there together with some delicate moments of beauty, and fragments of pop and 60s psychedelia.
· It all began last Winter, when the mainman of seminal Swedish doomsters Candlemass, Leif Edling, needed help to demo a couple of songs he was working on. Weeks turned into months and a few songs became a full length album. The band needed a drummer and here we find skinbeater extraordinaire Lars Sköld, good friend of Leif.
· Leif has been writing and playing with Candlemass (and Krux) since the dawn of time, and Marcus has played guitar with acts such as Evergrey and Royal Hunt. Dr Carl is the man behind cool prog bands like Jupiter Society and Carp Tree, and Lars works with Tiamat when not in Avatarium. Completing the band are the stunning, crystal-clear vocals of Jennie-Ann , who gives the band’s songs an epic, ethereal edge.
· Lyrically, Avatarium’s songs are of the classic story-telling variety. The daydreams of a little boy shapes the monumental ‘Moonhorse’, that clocks in at about 9 minutes, while ‘Boneflower’ is about a forest where lovers go when they commit suicide. Jennie’s voice is perfect for Avatarium - deep and bluesy, with a special timbre that will make your neckhairs stand on end.
Bird Of Prey
Tides Of Telepathy
Lady In The Lamp