Avatar release single from upcoming live album, The King Live In Paris
Avatar have debuted another single from their live album, The Eagle Has Landed (Live in Paris 2018), just a few days before the release of The King Live In Paris. This is the second track we’ve heard from the album, the first being Bloody Angel (Live in Paris 2018) back in March.
The King Live In Paris was recorded 100% live at Download Festival 2018 in Paris, France.
“Looking back at all that’s happened and what’s still going on it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album,” says frontman Johannes Eckerström. “In the past, I’ve found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this. I realise now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of AVATAR that didn’t exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result.”
Avatar will release The King Live In Paris digitally on May 17, 2019 is released by Entertainment One (eOne) in USA, Canada and Mexico, and via Century Media Records everywhere else.
2. Statue Of The King
3. Let It Burn
4. Paint Me Red
5. Bloody Angel
6. For The Swarm
8. The Eagle Has Landed
9. Smells Like A Freakshow
10. Avatar Country
11. Hail The Apocalypse
Upcoming Avatar live dates:
28-Jun – Plovdiv, BG – Hills of Rock
01-Jul – Nimes, FR – Festival de Nimes (with Slipknot)
05-Jul – Viviero, ES – Resurrection Fest
06-Jul – Barcelona, ES – Rockfest
18-Jul – Laukaa, FI – John Smith Rock Festival
19-Jul – Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo Metal Fest
20-Jul – Gavle, SE – Gefle Metal Festival 2019
26-Jul – Ternopil, UA – Faine Misto
01-Aug – Kostrzyn nad Odra, PL – Pol’And’Rock Festival
03-Aug – Wacken, DE – Wacken Open Air
09-Aug – Villena, ES – Leyendas Del Rock
10-Aug – Kortrijk, BE – Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival
15-Aug – Dinkelsbuhl, DE – Summer Breeze
16-Aug – Moravsky Kurmlov, CZ – Rock Heart
17-Aug – Hamburg, DE – Elb-Riot
18-Aug – Brittany, FR – Motocultor Festival
Avatar will embark on the next leg of their Avatar Country World Tour 2019 in North America before supporting Babymetal in the US in the fall.
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