Like many bands from Gothenburg, the Swedish quintet Avatar started in 2001 as a melodic death metal band. Meanwhile they have considerably deviated from that and their album 'The Black Waltz' was the definite turning point. Armed with riffs that got a big industrial groove metal injection, the band found a new sound that was enhanced with striking 'evil pirate' looks and a theatrical show. Frontman Johannes Eckerström presents himself as a painted freak in the style of Alice Cooper meets Kiss meets The Joker. With their new album 'Avator Country' in their pocket, on which they show more rock influences than ever before, they are ready to enter the Melkweg with their freak show!