Posts Tagged ‘Feathers & Flesh’

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Johannes Eckerström of Avatar

Avatar have unleashed another visually stunning music video, with longtime director Johan Carlén at the helm, for their next single, “Night Never Ending.” Avatar released its very first concept album titled Feathers & Flesh (review) on May 13, 2016

“It’s is a special song, being probably the most upbeat and, dare I say, happy piece we’ve ever released,” says frontman Johannes Eckerström. “But under the surface of the fragile message of hope and fighting spirit it is little more than a prelude to a tragedy and that is what we set out to capture when we decided to make a video for it.”

“It is very close to my heart for being the one video where there is no “rocking out” going on and we get to capture a side of Avatar that is just as integral as the good, headbanging times we love sharing with our supporters all around the world. There are few things in this world as beautiful and fascinating as contrasts and this is what all of Feathers & Flesh is all about. Hope and tragedy.” Watch the video inside now! (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

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avatar-feathers-fleshReview by Jeff Maki
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“Ladies and gentleman, your hero has returned again,” the evil clown proclaims on Feathers & Flesh‘s first single, “The Eagle Has Landed.” Yes, he has made his way out from the circus tent once again, his band crafting a fantastic new concept album, centering on a brave little owl. Vocalist Johannes Eckerström explains: “It’s a fable about an owl who goes to war to stop the sun from rising. It’s a tragic story of someone ultimately being set up to fail. She will learn many lessons and encounter many other creatures with ideas of their own. In the end, however, one must ask if something was learned at all.” (more…)


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Avatar will release their very first concept album titled Feathers & Flesh on Friday, May 13, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada and Another Century overseas. The new release will be the band’s highly anticipated follow-up to Hail The Apocalypse released in 2014, which cracked the Billboard Top 200 for the first time in the band’s career. Avatar have also confirmed a U.S. tour with Wilson and Sunflower Dead on select dates. View tour dates and additional info inside! (more…)

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Avatar have announced a brand new concept album titled Feathers & Flesh to be released on Friday, May 13, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada and Another Century overseas. The new release will be the band’s highly anticipated followup to Hail The Apocalypse released in 2014, which cracked the Billboard Top 200 for the first time in the band’s career.

The aim is set higher, further and deeper than ever before for Avatar. Not only is this concept album their most extensive work to date, showing the widest range of any of their albums, it also contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hardcover book. The physical album pre order, book, and exclusive merchandise will be available directly from the band March 17th. Click here to preview. View details and track listing inside! (more…)