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Sweden’s most exciting musical export Avatar is on the road in support of their seventh full length LP, Avatar Country, which was released on Jan. 12 via Entertainment One in North America and Century Media. The album features their latest single “Statue Of The King." AXS caught their spectacular live show before a fully-packed house at Baltimore Soundstage Saturday night in Maryland. Joining them on the lineup were the Canadian psychobilly band The Brains and world-renowned theatrical traveling freak show/rock-n-roll circus stunt-side show Hellzapoppin. Fans will remember Hellzapoppin from Avatar’s 2012 music video for their single “Black Waltz.”  All three acts killed it with phenomenal performances, a must-see tour for sure!

Avatar performances are theatrical events. This Avatar stage show featured His Royal Highness The King, guitarist Jonas Jarlsby, along with his kingdom’s finest musicians, fellow Avatar bandmates, performing such song as “The Eagle Has Landed,” “Puppet Show,” “The King Wants You” and the song featuring the very first riffs his majesty ever brought to the band “War song.” Fans went absolutely nuts for “Smells Like a Freakshow.” Spontaneous mosh pits and crowd surfing continually erupted throughout the night, everyone caught up in the glorious metal explosion taking place on stage.

His Majesty’s Court released the statement about their new album, “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.” 

The King and His Band are currently on tour for a series of state visits this winter and spring. Avatar will be joining fellow rockers Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Chevelle, Mastodon, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment and many more at the Monster Energy Fort Rock Fest in Fort Myers, FL, April 29-30. AXS tickets are on sale now.