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Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden the AVATAR lads grew up in the eye of a storm of local musicians made up of metal greats and legends who conquered the world and redrew the map of heavy metal on a monthly basis. This was the measuring stick, and the group have proudly taken on the challenge ever since. The band released Black Waltz in 2012 and found their voice in the madness and started to truly forge their own path in the music they were making.

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In 2016, Avatar are releasing their latest endeavor Feathers & Flesh, and the promise that s given is that nothing will be the same ever again.

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström declares: We've made a concept album. It's a fable about an owl who goes to war to stop the sun from rising. It's a tragic story of someone ultimately being set up to fail. She will learn many lessons and encounter many other creatures with ideas of their own. In the end, however, one must ask if something was learned at all.

The album was recorded in Germany, Finland and Sweden in December 2015 with producer extraordinaire Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers) at the wheel. The music is as always rooted in the extreme, with plenty of melodic sensibility and a lust for experimentation. The end result is a modern metal album with all the ruthlessness and power one could ask for handled with a loving songwriter's hand, inspired by The Beatles and Queen.