Avatar release new album "Dance Devil Dance

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Heavy Metal ist zurück! Avatar veröffentlichen neues Album “Dance Devil Dance” am 17. Februar

Hi and welcome to Lila's review!


Heavy Metal is back.


Back in your playlists, turned up loud it will come through your speakers and flow in your veins Avatar are releasing a new album. The icons of modern heavy metal release their new album "Dance Devil Dance" on 17 February and let it loose in its purest, most rebellious form.


Avatar have dedicated themselves to this genre like hardly any other band. The members pursued their passion early on, forming Avatar in their tender teens. Always keeping the culture of metal and the big stages in mind, the former teenagers' dream also came true, followed by festival appearances, the founding of their own label and much more. With this album, the band not only wants to celebrate these experiences, but also give something back to the genre as well as to the fans who have accompanied them throughout their long journey.


"Dance Devil Dance" takes the listener on a journey through the band's multi-layered sound universe, which they have refined over the years. Each song conveys a completely different dynamic, is its own and makes you want more.


Sometimes it feels like you're screaming all your rage out, sometimes you're celebrating with the band in the mosh pit and other times you're rebelling against your own inner demons: Within eleven songs, Avatar lets the listener dive into the different stories and gives him the feeling of not being alone. Similar to previous albums, the classic sound of heavy metal is mixed with other influences. In doing so, the band has rather paid attention to what the album needs instead of strictly following the genre and has added a few surprises in some places, which loosens up the whole thing. Dynamic rhythms meet melodic highlights that develop into energetic anthems like in „Gotta Wanna Riot“ . About the album, the band tells:


“Wir haben die Musik mit Härte und schierer Willenskraft so gemacht, wie es sich für Metal gehört. Moderner Metal wird zu oft homogenisiert, indem jeder die gleichen Drum-Samples und Pre-Sets für Gitarren verwendet. DANCE DEVIL DANCE ist der Sound unserer Körper in Bewegung, und nichts anderes. Es klingt hart, weil wir hart spielen. Es ist laut, weil wir laut sind. Jede Band kennt die Herausforderung, die Wut einer Bühnenperformance auf Band zu bannen. Dieses Mal ist es uns gelungen. Dieses Album blutet schwarzes Blut, geprügelt von der Straße. Wir sind ein Metal-Zirkus. Die Straße ist unser Zuhause. DANCE DEVIL DANCE spiegelt den ganzen Wahnsinn dieser Welt und der Welten darüber hinaus wider. Es ist eine Feier des Hässlichen und eine Herausforderung im Angesicht aller Dinge, die als schön gelten. Metal sollte dich in Bewegung bringen. Metal ist Musik für den Körper. Wir wissen nicht, wann es passiert ist, aber es scheint, dass der Großteil der Welt vor kurzem beschlossen hat, dass man diese Musik am besten im Sitzen genießt. Das ist eine große Tragödie, und sie muss korrigiert werden. Wozu ein Schlagzeug, wozu ein Bass, wenn die Leute ihre Füße nicht bewegen?”


In any case, we can assure you that Avatar has achieved this goal: "Dance Devil Dance" tempts you to just go with the flow.


The new album features Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Mr. Bungle, Crobot, Stone Sour, Amon Amarth, Uriah Heep etc.), who produced it. Starting with mixing on „Hail the Apocalypse“ and „Feathers & Flesh“ , he soon took over the production of „Avatar Country“ and „Hunter Gatherer“, which is why he also worked on this album. Together they spent a month holed up in the Swedish wilderness recording the work.


It was definitely worth it, it is already one of our favourites this year. We can only recommend that you listen to the new album yourself from 17 February!


Photocredit: Johan Carlén


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