Avatar Have Already Raised Close To $70,000 For Their “Legend Of Avatar Country” Film

Over the weekend, Avatar announced that they would be launching a Kickstarter campaign for their new film, “Legend Of Avatar Country,” today (October 29) and as of press time they have already raised $69,798 for the project. The original goal was $50,000, but they exceeded that in just two hours.

The band said the following about the film:

“Avatar Country will be a featurette (longer that a short movie but shorter than the Godfather) based on the music of the album of the same name. It will tell the full story which has already partly been shown in the videos released this far. We will of course continue to work with Johan Carlén who has been in charge behind the camera for all our music videos since Black Waltz. We have developed a language of our own through the years and become great partners, instrumental in realizing each others visions.

The money raised will go to pay for equipment, crew, actors, locations, props, 3D models, wardrobe and anything and everything you can imagine would go into any given film project. The money will NOT go to pay any member of the band, not even the King. Our salaries are made out of what we can make from touring, selling merchandise and whatever comes our way as song writers and recording artists. This will not be a pay day for the band. All money will be directly invested into our art.”


Avatar To Create “Legend Of Avatar Country” Film

Avatar are teaming up with Kerrang! to create a new film called “Legend Of Avatar Country.” A Kickstarter campaign for the project will launch on Monday (October 29). Johannes Eckerström commented:

“We are not a normal band and ‘Avatar Country’ is not a normal album. The whole idea was always to take our audience on a crazy journey into the stranger parts of our minds and the heart of our love for metal music. As a very visual group, this is the natural conclusion of the ‘Avatar Country’ saga and we hope people will be as excited to see it as we are. It will be a great document of a very special time in our career and in the life of our fans. We have some very special rewards lined up to make it worth people’s while. Bands always tell their audience, ‘We couldn’t have done this without you,’ and this time it’s truer than ever. The labels have done their part in supporting the making of the music videos thus far, and what comes next is up to us. I truly believe we can make something great together.”

Avatar Announce European/UK Tour

Avatar have announced a European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/16 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
01/17 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute Birmingham
01/18 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester
01/19 Bristol, UK – Bristol SU Live
01/20 London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
01/22 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
01/23 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – La Coopérative de Mai
01/25 Nantes, FRA – Stereolux
01/26 Bochum, GER – Matrix Bochum
01/27 Strasbourg, GRA – La Laiterie Artefact
01/29 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo Zürich
01/31 Vienna, AUT – ((szene)) Wien
02/01 Zlin, CZE – Novesta – Sportovní hala Zlín
02/02 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
02/03 Graz, AUT – Jugend- und Kulturzentrum Explosiv
02/04 Budapest, HUN – A38 Hajó
02/05 Munich, GER – Backstage München
02/07 Grenoble, FRA – La Belle Electrique
02/08 Nancy, FRA – L’Autre Canal Nancy
02/09 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp Frankfurt
02/11 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
02/12 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg Amsterdam
02/22 Saint Petersburg, RUS – Club Zal
02/23 Moscow, RUS – Zil Arena
02/25 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
02/26 Tampere, FIN – Klubi / Tampere
02/28 Norrköping, SWE – Arbis Bar & Salonger
03/01 Malmö, SWE – Kb Malmö
03/02 Karlstad, SWE – Nöjesfabriken
03/03 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller / John DEE / Sentrum Scene
03/04 Arhus, DEN – VoxHall

Avatar Premiere “The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country” Video

Avatar have premiered a new video for their song “The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country.“ The clip was directed by Johan Carlén and the track appears on the band’s latest album “Avatar Country.”

Avatar Premiere “The King Wants You” Video

Avatar have premiered a new video for their new song “The King Wants You.“ This track is from their new album “Avatar Country,” which will be released on January 12. You can watch the clip below and head to Loudwire to read an interview with Johannes Eckerstrom about “Avatar Country.”

Avatar Premiere “A Statue Of The King” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Avatar Country”

Avatar have premiered a new video for their new song “A Statue Of The King.“ This track is from their new album “Avatar Country,” which will be released on January 12.

“Avatar Country” Track Listing:

01. “Glory to Our King”
02. “Legend of The King”
03. “The King Welcomes You to Avatar Country”
04. “King’s Harvest”
05. “The King Wants You”
06. “The King Speaks”
07. “A Statue of the King”
08. “King After King”
09. “Silent Songs of the King Pt 1: Winter Comes When the King Dreams of Snow”
10. “Silent Songs of the King Pt 2: The King’s Palace”

The band commented:

“As art is eternal, so is Avatar Country, and so is our King. These laws of the universe results in an audiovisual masterpiece which is eternal squared. In agreement with the Royal Television (Kungliga Televisionen, KTV), we have chosen to let this be accessible to non citizens through the ”Youtube.” Glory to our King!

The Chamber of Digital Delights and Downloadable Data Dedicated to Decidedly Done Depictions of the King has agreed with the Royal Court to release “A Statue Of The King” as an iTunes instant gratification track. Potential Citizens who pre order Avatar Country on iTunes will receive the song as an immediate download. A Statue Of The King is available on all streaming services now.

Avatar the band, featuring His Royal Highness The King and his elite backing orchestra will release their seventh full length, Avatar Country on January 12, 2018 via Entertainment One in North America and Century Media rest of world. A staff member of the Court comments:

We see this as our opportunity to finally show the world the glory of ‘Avatar Country’ and our King. The album contains the expected superior examples of how metal should and must sound today and for all eternity. Plus, also included is a new rendition of our national anthem and audio recordings from some of the finest moments of the King’s history of public speaking.

‘Avatar Country’ will also serve as the highly anticipated followup to ‘Feathers and Flesh,’ which debuted at #5 Hard Music, #7 Indie, #12 Rock, #31 Current, #9 Overall and #88 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was produced by Jay Ruston at Spinroad Recording Studios in Gothenburg Sweden.

The King and His Band will go on a series of state visits all over the world this winter and spring with honorary Citizens The Brains and sideshow extraordinaire Hellzapoppin. Patriots may remember Hellzapoppin from the King’s 2012 music video for their single “Black Waltz.”

North American dates will kick off in Columbus, OH on January 6th at the Newport Music Hall and stretch coast to coast before coming to a theatrical close at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. European dates starts in Utrecht March 13 and will be concluded in Avatar Country twin city Gothenburg on April 7.


Tour Dates:

With The Brains & Hellzapoppin:

01/06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
01/07 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
01/09 Montreal, QC – Astral
01/11 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
01/12 Boston, MA – Brighton
01/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
01/14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
01/16 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
01/17 Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
01/18 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
01/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
01/20 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
01/21 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
01/23 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
01/24 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
01/25 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
01/28 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
01/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
01/31 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/01 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
02/02 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
02/03 Green Bay, WI – Sand Lot
02/05 Lawrence, KS – Granada
02/07 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
02/08 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/09 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
02/10 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
02/11 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection

With Hellzapoppin & Ole Kerry McKee:

03/13 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Vredenburg
03/14 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
03/15 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
03/16 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
03/17 Sint-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
03/18 Cologne, GER – Luxor
03/20 Remis, FRA – La Cartonnerie
03/21 Nimes, FRA – Paloma
03/22 Cognac, FRA – West Rock
03/23 Bilbao, SPA – Sala Santana 27
03/24 Madrid, SPA – Sala Mon Live
03/25 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Bikini
03/26 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
03/27 Geneva, SWI – L’Usine
03/28 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
03/29 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
04/01 Munich, GER – Technikum
04/02 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Music Bar
04/03 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
04/04 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
04/05 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
04/06 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Fryhuset
04/07 Göteborg, SWE – Tradgarn

Avatar Premiere “New Land” Music Video

Avatar have premiered a new video for their song “New Land.” This song is from the band’s latest album, “Feathers & Flesh,” which is available now. The clip features the band heading to the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system.

Jonas “Kungen” Jarlsby said the following:

“The ‘new land’ mission will focus primarily on finding life and sustainable living conditions. Secondly we will look for harvestable resources such as various types of metal, lead, copper, zinc, thrash, death… that sort of thing. How do I turn this off? I’m thirsty! Where is my mead? And where are your pants? Wait, is this thing still recording?! The mission will be aired LIVE on Avatar Country state television, KTV (Kungliga Television). For people abroad, unable to watch the event as it is happening, a summary can be seen above on AvatarVEVO today. Glory to Avatar Country! Glory to our King!”