The AVATARThe Swedish melodic death metal band will be back in our country for two dates together with the UK's THE DEFILED. The two bands will be on Italian stages on 15 November
at R'n'R Arena of Romagnano Sesia (NO) and the 16 November at Mame Club of Padua (the latter date produced by Hellfire Booking).
AVATAR was formed in 2000 in Gothenburg and cut its teeth as a support band on European tours for bands such as Impaled Nazarene, In Flames, Obituary and Hardcore Superstar. In
2013, after accompanying Lacuna Coil's US tour, they arrived in Italy as opening act on the joint tour of Avenged Sevenfold and Five Finger Death Punch.
"Hail The Apocalypse', the band's fifth studio album, was released on 13 May by Entertainment One and entered the Billboard Top 100.
Avatars are Johannes Eckerström (voice), Jonas Jarlsby (guitar), Tim Öhrström (guitar), Henrik Sandelin (bass) and John Alfredsson (battery).
Kerrang! called them 'the salvation of British metal' and Metal Hammer lists them as one of the leaders of a new wave, along with bands like While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow and
Devil Sold His Soul: THE DEFILED, born in London in 2005, caught the attention of fans early on thanks to their unique mix of hardcore, metal and rock sounds.
often accompanying the likes of Murderdolls, Static-X and Godsmack on tour. The band relied on their solid fan base to produce their second album,
by launching a crowd-funding campaign on PledgeMusic that lasted throughout summer 2012 and culminated in the release of "Daggers"(Nuclear Blast) on 6 August 2013.
The Defiled are Stitch D (vocals and guitar), The AvD (programming, synth, keyboards and backing vocals), Vincent Hyde (bass) and Needles (battery).
AVATAR + THE DEFILED
Saturday 15 November 2014
Romagnano Sesia (NO), R'n'R Arena
€10 + d.p. - €12 at the box office on the evening of the concert
Sunday 16 November 2014
Padua, Circolo Mame
€10 + d.p.