Avatar ‘Hail the Apocalypse’ With NYC Fans
Swedish metal band Avatar recently rocked the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City. The band has been touring in promotion of their new album ‘Hail the Apocalypse.’
To the fans' delight, Avatar kicked off their set with the album's title track and went on to play other new songs ‘What I Don’t Know,’ ‘Bloody Angel,’ ‘Vultures Fly’ and ‘Tsar Bomba.’
Frontman Johannes Eckerstrom is like a crazed conductor onstage, directing the mayhem of the show and energy of the crowd. He has certain qualities that are part Marilyn Manson and part Alice Cooper, but make no mistake, Avatar are unique in their own right. Each member of the band is engaging and adds to the carnivalesque stage presence.
Much of the rest of their setlist was from their previous album ‘Black Waltz,’ namely ‘Let Us Die’ and ‘Paint Me Red.’ Avatar ended their dynamic set with the fan favorite ‘Smells Like a Freakshow.’
Also on the bill, Metalfier were fearless, relentless and infectious to see live. If the music doesn’t get you, then the eye contact and various metal facial expressions of frontman Andrew Janda will. This trio is not to be missed live when they roll through town.
The New Jersey band Beyond Visible kicked off the night with a heavy performance of their own.
Check Out Photos of Avatar and Metalfier Performing in NYC below: