Avatar, Sweden’s sensational metal artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Brighton Music Hall!
The band was formed in Göteborg (Sweden) in 2001 by drummer John Alfredsson and guitarist Jonas Jarlsby. The band’s been through a few line up changes over the years and it currently consists of Johannes Eckerström (lead vocals), Tim Öhrström (guitars and backing vocals), Henrik Sandelin (bass and backing vocals), Jonas (guitars), and John (drums). Their musical style can be best described as a blend of melodic death metal (a subgenre of death metal that employs highly melodic guitar riffs, often borrowing from traditional heavy metal), groove metal (a subgenre of heavy metal that takes the intensity and sonic qualities of thrash metal and plays them at mid tempo, with most bands making only occasional forays into fast tempo), and death n roll (a genre that blends death metal's trademark combination of growled vocals and highly distorted detuned guitar riffing with elements reminiscent of 1970s hard rock and heavy metal). They’ve had a stellar career with 6 studio albums, 1 extended play, 2 demo tapes, and 11 singles (5 of which have landed in the top 40 of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart). They’ve also toured with Impaled Nazarene, Evergrey, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, and many others.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists create a dark, twisted circus sideshow that’s built around bombastically grooving melodic death n’ roll!