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Sounds | Avatarium - Death, Where is Your Sting

Chapeau als het erom gedaan is: de titel dekt helemaal de lading van dit nummer! Het nummer is zo braafjes en huppeldepup dat het commerciële pop met min of meer stevige gitaren zou kunnen zijn. Ik laat het verder wat in het midden wat ik hierover denk, maar wild word ik er hélemaal niet van. Dat zal dan doom rock zijn zeker ... of doom pop?

Death, Where Is Your Sting verschijnt op 21 oktober 2022 via AFM.


Following their recent signing with AFM Records, Swedish doom rock heavyweights Avatarium have announced the release of their upcoming, fifth studio album.

The chart-breaking band was formed in 2012 by Candlemass mastermind Leif Edling, and released 2 EPs, four critically acclaimed full-length records and their epic live DVD, An Evening With Avatarium – Live in Stockholm January 2020, to date. The current line-up is featuring vocalist Jennie-Ann Smith, Marcus Jidell (Evergrey, Soen), Mats Rydström, Andreas Habo Johansson and Daniel Karlsson. Death, Where Is Your Sting was produced by Marcus Jidell, mixed by Mats Valentin and Jidell, and was mastered by Svante Forsbäck. Says guitarist Marcus Jidell about the band's first single:

”A classic Avatarium doomster with a different twist. Even though it wasn’t intentional I now hear how we got influenced by bands like Trouble, Deep Purple and Candlemass. But then again if you are looking for inspiration why not listen to the masters.

We also want to take the opportunity to thank our followers for all the encouragement and love during the pandemic. We love you back and can’t wait to see you soon on one of our live shows”, next up is Summerbreeze Open Air”.


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