The songs ‘Regret’ and ‘House of the Eternal Hunt’ are being released in tandem and you can check them out by scrolling down.
Frontman Johannes Eckström has this to say about the tracks:
What you have is the beginning of the story and all the light and darkness of things to come! We meet our protagonist, Owl as she lies dying, looking back on the night that would be her last. “Regret” is about, well regret! Staring into the cold eyes of Death, she wishes to change everything, to go back, to live again.
This leads us to “House of Eternal Hunt”. It is how things used to be; how they were supposed to be. That is how the tale starts, with a predator ruling the sky on the night that would turn out to be her last! With this concept and these tracks, we want to give you the past, present and, more than anything else, the future of metal as we see it. It is the beginning of an epic journey and we’re glad to have you along for the trip.
The aim is set higher, further and deeper than ever before for Avater. Not only is this concept album their most extensive work to date, showing the widest range of any of their albums, it also contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hardcover book. The physical album pre order, book, and exclusive merchandise is available now. More information is available from their official website.