Avatar have revealed the details for their upcoming LP, Avatar Country, which is due out on January 12th of next year via Century Media Records. In addition to their exciting album announcement, they’ve also dropped a new single, “A Statue Of The King,” along with footage from the celebration of the unveiling of said statue on Avatar Country’s capital square. The “music video” is directed by Johan Carlén, and is overseen by the Department of Accurate Depiction of the King.
The Accurate Depiction of the King has given the following statement:
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.
GLORY TO OUR KING!
“A Statue Of The King” is available now as an instant gratification track when you preorder Avatar’s Avatar Country on iTunes. You can also stream it now on Spotify or check it out now below via YouTube!
Avatar – “A Statue Of The King”
Avatar Country Tracklist
1. Glory To Our King
2. Legend of The King
3. The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country
4. King’s Harvest
5. The King Wants You
6. The King Speaks
7. A Statue of The King
8. King After King
9. 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
To further support their new release, Avatar have announced the Avatar Country World Tour for 2018. Two legs of the tour have been revealed thus far, one in North America and the other in Europe. You can check out their full tour schedule below!
Avatar Country World Tour North America Dates
Jan-06 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jan-07 Toronto, ON The @ Opera House
Jan-09 Montreal, QC @ Astral
Jan-11 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Jan-12 Boston, MA @ Brighton
Jan-13 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jan-14 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
Jan-16 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Jan-17 Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
Jan-18 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Jan-19 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Jan-20 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Jan-21 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec
Jan-23 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Jan-24 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
Jan-25 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Jan-28 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Jan-30 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Jan-31 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Feb-01 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Feb-02 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb-03 Green Bay, WI @ Sand Lot
Feb-05 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Feb-07 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb-08 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Feb-09 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe (Old National Centre)
Feb-10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
Feb-11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
Avatar Country World Tour Europe Dates
3/13/18 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
3/14/18 Paris, France @ Trianon
3/15/18 Lille, France Lille / Le Splendid- (Les Paradis Artificiels Festival)
3/16/18 London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
3/17/18 Sint-Niklaas, Belgium @ De Casino
3/18/18 Köln, Germany @ Luxor
3/20/18 Reims, France @ La Cartonnerie
3/21/18 Nîmes, France @ Paloma
3/22/18 Cognac, France @ West Rock
3/23/18 Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain @ Sala Sanatana 27
3/24/18 Madrid, Spain @ Sala Mon Live
3/25/18 Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Bikini
3/26/18 Villeurbanne, France @ Le Transbordeur
3/27/18 Genève, Switzerland @ L’Usine
3/28/18 Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
3/29/18 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
4/1/18 Munich, Germany @ Technikum
4/2/18 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
4/3/18 Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
4/4/18 Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
4/5/18 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
4/6/18 Stockholm, Sen @ Klubben Fryshuset
4/7/18 Göteborg, Sen @ Trädgår’n
Which date(s) will you be headed out to? Are you excited for Avatar’s 2018 album release? Let us know in the comments!
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