AVATAR have unleashed the official lyric video for their new song “Valley Of Disease“
The band have been at work on their ninth studio album which is set to feature the song in question. You can check it out below.
AVATAR vocalist Johannes Eckerström had the following to say about the tune: “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.”
An official press release on the new AVATAR album states: ‘There are no weapons on this planet that can challenge the 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.’
AVATAR have also revealed dates for their newly announced ‘Devil Can Dance Tour‘ throughout the UK and Europe next year along with VEIL OF MAYA as the main support act. The trek will also see MASTIFF opening the UK dates and KASSOGTHA on the European leg.
AVATAR 2023 U.K. 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
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