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Avatar Debut Video For “Bloody Angel” Via Bloody Disgusting

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 New Album Hail The Apocalypse Out 5/13

Band Currently n Tour With Pop Evil + Escape The Fate


Visual masterminds Avatar have debuted another music video for their latest single “Bloody Angel” exclusively via Once again called on to work with the band, director Johan Carlén created a video that reaches into metaphorical territories Avatar had not yet explored.  



Avatar on the set of the "Hail the Apocalypse" video

Avatar on the set of the “Hail the Apocalypse” video

The band ~ Johannes Michael Gustaf Eckerström – Vocals, John Alfredsson – Drums, Kungen – Guitars, Tim Öhrstrom – Guitars, Henrik Sandelin – Bass ~ released a video for the title track “Hail the Apocalypse” last month; now, it and “Bloody Angel” serve as a one-two visual punch.

Anyone familiar with Avatar knows their appreciation for the visual medium as is evident in extremely successful videos like “Smells Like A Freakshow,” “Torn Apart” and “Black Waltz.”

Hail the Apocalypse will be released tomorrow; pre-orders are still available via iTunes and the full track listing ~ including a cover of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way,” is below.  Avatar is currently on the road with Pop Evil and Escape The Fate alongside Glamour Of The Kill on a full U.S. run. Check out the tour dates here.  

Avatar, photo courtesy of rogerottossonphotography

Avatar, photo courtesy of

Avatar  have enjoyed recent success with “Bloody Angel,” which entered the radio charts at #37 and climbed all the way to #35; the band was especially excited about the single’s popularity since they are a European band, which often translates into a more difficult time making it onto the charts.

Hail the Apocolypse Tracklisting

1. Hail The Apocalypse
2. What I Don’t Know
3. Death Of Sound
4. Vultures Fly
5. Bloody Angel
6. Murderer
7. Tsar Bomba
8. Puppet Show
9. Get In Line
10. Something In the Way
11. Tower

Avatar-2012-Black-WaltzThe new effort will be the follow up to 2012’s very well-received Black Waltz.  The band saw immediate success, particularly on commercial radio, surrounding the release of the LP, and made their first visit to the US in support of Black Waltz, touring with Sevendust and Lacuna Coil. Metal Hammer Magazine nailed it when they described Avatar songs by saying, “…each one is a stylistic roller coaster ride!”

Just after starting production on Hail The Apocalypse, Avatar had the privilege of supporting Avenged Sevenfold & Five Finger Death Punch in Europe. With slots on the Download Festival in the U.K. and the prestigious Rock On The Range Festival (stay tuned to Flashwounds for our annual full coverage of RoTR!) in the U.S. already confirmed, Avatar is eager to bring their new music to their fans and future fans.  This is not your average band, so expect to be intrigued, impressed, and of course ultimately entertained by their musical and visual sensibilities…in other words, make sure to purchase the new album, check out their back catalogue, and see them live when the opportunity presents itself!

Avatar. photo by Rober Villandiego

Avatar, photo by Rober Villandiego