Avatar was one of several metal bands performing at England Brothers Park on this Sunday afternoon. Straight from Gothenburg, Sweden, Avatar packs a powerful blow to the senses. With their vigorous riffs and unyielding grooves this band will no doubt leave you feeling like you just went through a ten round heavyweight bout and have you begging for more. The group has been around since the early 2000’s but only in the last few years have the masses in the U.S. discovered this dark circus of a quartet.
Frontman Johannes Eckerström will give small children nightmares with his evil clown makeup and deathly hollow screams and growls but then displays a melodic tenderness that would lull soft angels to an eternal sleep. The riffs and grooves previously mentioned are provided by guitarists Jonas “Kungen” Jarlsby and Tim Öhrström, and bassist Henrik Sandelin. And last but certainly not least, drummer John Alfredsson who lays down those vicious beats that would make the Gods of metal smile down upon this vaudevillian group. Watching this band live is a must. Between the heart pounding music and the playful banter with the crowd from Eckerström, you will not leave disappointed.
Other performers included: P.O.D. Hellyeah, Adelitas Way, 10 Years, Islander and Failure Anthem.
You can see Avatar later this year at the 2016 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion.
Avatar at England Brothers Park
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