Avatar Premiere New Song “Valley Of Disease”, Announce European/UK Tour

Avatar have released a new song titled “Valley Of Disease.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström said the following about the new song:

“There is a sickness, a stranger, and a harmful way. A twisted landscape untouched by the sun. I leave the rest up to either you or me, but never both at the same time. You can only enter this place alone, and my path isn’t yours. Your secret is safe with me, but so is mine.”

The following was also added about the band’s upcoming album in a press release:

“There are no weapons on this planet that can challenge might of the electric guitar. For decades, metal has been the most powerful force known to man. Its sonic teeth have gnawed through the status quo over and over, pushing the boundaries for what can be created in the marriage between blood and machine. If a Mount Rushmore were to be carved for all the titans of the genre, it would span the entire globe many times over. It’s a burning beacon, the misfits, and rebels.

As time has passed, much of the scene has become divided in two equally stale camps. The first is forever stuck in the past, no longer seeking to lead. The second are those who have forgotten the most important ingredients to what made metal what it was and must remain. They’ve lost touch with the devil. They’ve forgotten how to move. In a genre best experienced with your whole body, they’ve lost the lust.

Avatar, however, have NOT lost anything.

It is with this fire in their bellies that they continue to craft their next album.”

In other news, the group have also announced a European/UK tour:

With Veil Of Maya and Mastiff:

02/18 Manchester, UK – Academy
02/19 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
02/20 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
02/22 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steelmill
02/23 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/24 Southampton, UK – 1865
02/25 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

With Veil Of Maya and Kassogtha:

03/10 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
03/11 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
03/12 Tilburg, NET – Poppodium 013
03/14 Koln, GER – Essogfabrik
03/15 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
03/16 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
03/17 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
03/18 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
03/19 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
03/21 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
03/22 Pasing, GER – Freiheitshalle
03/23 Villeurbanne, FRA – Transbordeur
03/24 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
03/25 Madrid, SPA – But
03/26 Lisbon, POR – LAV
03/28 Cenon, FRA – Le Rocher de Palmer
03/29 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
03/30 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
03/31 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage

Born Of Osiris & Veil Of Maya Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

Born Of Osiris and Veil Of Maya have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. VCTMS, Hunt The Dinosaur, Slay Squad (select dates), and Jynx (select dates) will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

With Slay Squad:

04/24 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
04/26 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
04/27 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
04/29 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
04/30 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
05/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/03 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/05 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
05/06 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
05/07 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/09 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
05/10 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
05/11 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/12 Orlando, FL – Beacham

With Jynx:

05/13 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
05/14 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/15 Easton, PA – One Center Square
05/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
05/17 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater
05/18 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (upstairs)
05/20 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
05/21 Detroit, MI – El Club
05/22 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
05/23 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
05/25 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
05/26 Oklahoma City, OK – OKC Farmers Market
05/27 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Festival
05/29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom

Wage War, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Etc. Added To 2022 So What?! Music Festival

Wage War, Lil Skies, Mod Sun, Pouya, State Champs, Hail The Sun, Rebecca Black, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Big K.R.I.T., and Oxymorrons have all been added to the 2022 So What?! Music Festival. That event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the updated daily lineups can be seen in the below poster:

Dance Gavin Dance, Animals As Leaders, Knocked Loose, Etc. Set For 2022 Swanfest

Dance Gavin Dance have officially revealed the lineup for the 2022 Swanfest. The event will take place at Heart Health Park in Sacramento, CA on April 23 and it will feature the following: Dance Gavin Dance, Animals As Leaders, Knocked Loose, Movements, Anthony Green, A Skylit Drive, Covet, Eidola, The Fall Of Troy, Fire From The Gods, Hail The Sun, Kublai Khan, Moon Tooth, Royal Coda, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Tillie, Veil Of Maya, and Volumes.

Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Evanescence, Etc. Set For 2022 Inkcarceration Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival. The event will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH on July 15-17 and it will feature the following:

July 15: Korn, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, I Prevail, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Lacuna Coil, From Ashes To New, Born Of Osiris, DED, Oxymorrons, Spoken, As You Were, Paul Bartolome, Fate Destroyed, Impending Lies, Plainview, and Zakk Cash.

July 16: Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Falling In Reverse, Black Label Society, Theory Of A Deadman, Avatar, Spiritbox, Saint Asonia, Ayron Jones, Volumes, Solence, Siiickbrain, If I Die First, Widow7, Paralandra, All’s Fair, Erasing Never, Farewell To Fear, and Nearly Spent.

July 17: Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Seether, Black Veil Brides, Jelly Roll, Nothing More, 10 Years, Sick Puppies, John 5, Butcher Babies, Fire From The Gods, Veil Of Maya, Gemini Syndrome, The Violent, Defying Decay, Dreamwalker, Alukha, Wor, and Darkhorse Saloon.

Avatar Postpone UK Tour With Veil Of Maya & Mastiff To 2023

Avatar have postponed their upcoming UK tour with Veil Of Maya and Mastiff. The trek is now set for February 2023.

2023 Tour Dates:

02/18 Manchester, UK – Academy
02/19 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
02/20 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
02/22 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steelmill
02/23 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/24 Southampton, UK – 1865
02/25 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

Avatar commented:

“We have waited two years in hopes of being able to guarantee the shows we announce, and follow through with our plans. We thought we had finally reached that point earlier this fall, but again the rug got pulled out from under us.

With the current situation with the Omicron variant being what it is, we are very sorry to announce we have to postpone the UK portion of tour to February 2023. All tickets purchased will still be valid. We know this is a long time away but unfortunately, there were no earlier opportunities with the venues without having to cancel one or more shows. We have hope that we will see you sooner than that though UK. Please stay tuned for more updates.”

I Prevail, Parkway Drive, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Etc. Set For 2022 So What?! Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s So What?! Music Festival. The event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

May 27: I Prevail, Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Alexisonfire, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Bleeding Through, Born Of Osiris, Carnifex, Crown The Empire, Lorna Shore, Polyphia, Stick To Your Guns, Suicide Silence, AngelMaker, Chamber, Distant, Dropout Kings, Escape The Fate, Fire From The Gods, The Acacia Strain, The Black Dahlia Murder, Veil Of Maya, Gideon, He Is Legend, If I Die First, Jynx, Left To Suffer, New Years Day, Omerta, Signs Of The Swarm, Spite, The Callous Daoboys, The Word Alive, Traitors, UnityTX, Upon A Burning Body, and Volumes.

May 28: Blackbear, Simple Plan, Sum 41, 3OH!3, Grandson, The Maine, Against The Current, Maggie Lindemann, Nothing,Nowhere, Poorstacy, Set It Off, Stand Atlantic, Belmont, Bilmuri, Blackstarkids, Cemetery Sun, Chad Tepper, Concrete Castles, First And Forever, Girlfriends, Heart Attack Man, John Harvie, Keep Flying, Lil Aaron, Point North, Tramp Stamps, Tyler Posey, and With Confidence.

May 29: 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd, 24kGoldn, Snot, Princess Nokia, Trippie Redd, Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame, Bankrol Hayden, Cochise, IDK, Jasiah, Lil Darkie, Paris Texas, 10k.Caash, 22GZ, Boobie Lootaveli, Father, Freddie Dredd, Haarper, Kah-Lo, Kay Flock, Ken Carson, Kidd Kenn, Kodoku, Kxllswxtch, Lancey Foux, Lil Gnar, Matt Ox, Midwxst, Oliver Francis, OmenXIII, Ppcocaine, Rich Dunk, Robb Bank$, Savage Ga$p, SSGKOBE, Stunna 4 Vegas, Travie Mccoy, and YNG Martyr.

Veil Of Maya, Mastiff, & Sonic Assault Added To Avatar’s European/UK Tour

Veil Of Maya will be serving as direct support on Avatar’s upcoming European/UK tour. Mastiff and Sonic Assault will also appear on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Mastiff:

01/08 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
01/09 Manchester, UK – Academy
01/10 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
01/12 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
01/13 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/14 Southampton, UK – 1865
01/15 London, UK – O2 Forum

With Sonic Assault:

02/12 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
02/14 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
02/15 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
02/16 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
02/17 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/18 Madrid, SPA – Kapital
02/19 Lisbon, POR – LAV
02/21 Bordeaux, FRA – Le Rocher Palmer
02/22 Geneva, SWI – Alhambra
02/23 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
02/24 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
02/25 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
02/26 Munich, GER – Freiheitshalle
02/27 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
02/28 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
03/01 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
03/02 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/03 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
03/04 Tilburg, NET – O13
03/10 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
03/11 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
03/12 Malmo, SWE – Slagthuset