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Avatar Explore ‘New Land’ in Eye Catching Video

Avatar have a history of creative videos and the band’s artistic touch is felt again in a fresh video for the song “New Land.” The idea appears to have been inspired by the recent discovery of Trappist-1, also designated as 2MASS J23062928-0502285.

In a release the band says they intend to visit the newly named solar system immediately. “The ‘new land’ mission will focus primarily on finding life and sustainable living conditions,” says His Royal Majesty King Kungen. “Secondly we will look for harvestable resources such as various types of metal, lead, copper, zinc, thrash, death … that sort of thing. How do I turn this off? I’m thirsty! Where is my mead? And where are your pants? Wait, is this thing still recording?!”

You can get a closer look at the mission in the “New Land” video, which doesn’t exactly go as planned as there are less than friendly inhabitants awaiting the band upon their arrival. See how it goes down in the player above.

Meanwhile, fans back on earth will be able to catch Avatar in the coming months on the “Half God Half Devil” tour, where they’ll join In This Moment and Motionless in White on the road. The trek gets underway April 7 at Milwaukee’s Eagles Ballroom and continues into mid-May.

“We’ve got many friends in the United States nowadays and we feel like making some new ones,” says frontman Johannes Eckerström. “We are grateful for this opportunity to hit the road. I believe this will not only be a chance to meet all our faithful Avatar Country-citizens once again, but I think there will be a busy day on our embassy following this. It’s funny that the one I look forward to the most to perform in front of this time is YOU, who won’t be reading this as you don’t know who we are yet. Boy, oh boy are you in for a treat… It’s on.”

In addition to the dates listed below, Avatar will reportedly have some one-off dates that will be announced shortly, so stay tuned.

Avatar North American Tour Dates

4/7 — Milwaukee, Wis. — Eagles Ballroom
4/8 — Green Bay, Wis. — The Sandlot
4/9 — Maplewood, Minn. — Myth Live
4/11 — Omaha, Neb. — Sokol Auditorium/Underground
4/12 — Kansas City, Mo. — Arvest Bank Theater – The Midland
4/13 — Springfield, Mo. — The Regency*
4/14 — Indianapolis, Ind. — Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
4/15 — Columbus, Ohio — Express Live
4/16 — Toronto, Ontario — The Danforth Music Hall
4/18 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Electric Factory
4/19 — Albany, N.Y. — Palace Theatre
4/20 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Saint Vitus*
4/21 — Baltimore, Md. — Rams Head Live!
4/22 — Stroudsburg, Pa. — Sherman Theater
4/23 — Worcester, Mass. — The Palladium
4/25 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Stage AE
4/26 — Detroit, Mich. — The Fillmore Detroit
4/27 — Louisville, Ky. — Mercury Ballroom*
4/28 — Atlanta, Ga. — The Masquerade – Heaven
5/2 — Birmingham, Ala. — Iron City
5/3 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bogart’s
5/5 — Nashville, Tenn. — War Memorial Auditorium

* = headline show

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