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Swedish Rockers Avatar Unleash ‘Freak Show’ in New York City

Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire On Jan. 30, 2013, history was made for the Swedish hard rock band, Avatar . Filling the basement of New York City’s Webster Hall, known as The Studio, Avatar played their first show on US soil since their inception in 2001. Playing a 10-song set, the guys from Sweden set the bar high for their upcoming tour with Sevendust and Lacuna Coil , which kicks off on Feb. 1 in Greenville, S.C. Being their first show in the States, most in attendance weren’t quite sure what to expect. As lead singer Johannes Eckerström came out onstage in a full-leather outfit, including a leather hood, Avatar tore into ‘Let Us Die’ from their latest album, ‘Black Waltz.’ The bar was set for the rest of the night. Blistering rock pummeled The Studio at Webster Hall as Avatar ripped through song after song, leaving no time for anyone to catch their breath. The highlight of the night came with the final song in the set, ‘Smells Like a Freak Show.’ With the video debuting recently on Loudwire , it was easy to see the band was excited to unveil the tune on U.S. soil. The energy onstage bled through to the crowd as fans were singing along and banging their heads to the infectious rhythm. If Avatar’s debut in America is any sign of what’s to come, don’t miss your chance to see the Swedish rockers opening for Sevendust and Lacuna Coil. You won’t be disappointed. Avatar’s latest album, ‘Black Waltz,’ is currently available at iTunes . Avatar Jan. 30, 2012 New York, N.Y. Set List: ‘Let Us Die’ ‘Dying to See You Die’ ‘Torn Apart’ ‘Let It Burn’ ‘Black Waltz’ ‘Napalm’ ‘Paint Me Red’ ‘Ready For the Ride’ ‘Smells Like a Freak Show’ Photos of Avatar at The Studio at Webster Hall Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire

AxeWound Premiere ‘Exorchrist’ Video, Announce 2012 North American Tour Dates

The End Records With their debut album ‘ Vultures ‘ out now,  Axewound have unveiled the video for the song ‘Exorchrist.’ In addition, the band also announced a short North American tour beginning in late November in Baltimore. Axewound are a supergroup of sorts, made up of Cancer Bats vocalist Liam Cormier and Bullet for My Valentine  singer-guitarist Matt Tuck along with drummer Jason Bowld of Pitchshifter, ex-Rise to Remain bassist Joe Coput and Glamour of the Kill guitarist Mike Kingswood. More than just an extension of their other bands, the members of Axewound say they were inspired by groups like Pantera and Slipknot. “Those were the bands that I adored growing up,” explains Matt Tuck. “They each had that ‘don’t give a f—’ attitude. Axewound is about us taking the same opportunity to do exactly what we want. Musically, lyrically, it is what it is – no boundaries or limits.” ‘Vultures’ combines heaviness and brutality with an ample dose of melody. “Doing what I do in Bullet, I know what people want in every sense from a band like this,” Tuck says. “Whether they are fans of hardcore metal or of classic melodic metal. We’ve tried to encompass all of that into one brutal, nasty machine.” Check out our review of AxeWound’s ‘Vultures’ here . Axewound Tour Dates 11/27/12 — Baltimore, Md. — Baltimore Sound Stage 11/28/12 — New York, N.Y. — The Studio @ Webster Hall 11/29/12 — Montreal, Quebec — Katacombes 11/30/12 — Toronto, Ontario — The Annex Wreck Room 12/1/12 — Chicago, Ill. – Reggie’s Rock Club 12/3/12 — San Francisco, Calif. — Bottom Of The Hill 12/4/12 — Anaheim, Calif. — Chain Reaction Watch Axewound – ‘Exorchrist’ Video