Interview: Johannes Eckström of Avatar

Avatar are currently gearing up to release their brand new album, Hunter Gatherer (reviewed by Rick). Prior to the release, our senior editor got the opportunity to chat with vocalist and frontman Johannes to discuss both the release, the current climate and a range of other topics. https://youtu.be/imNpUQEpbCg Avatar: official | facebook | twitter | instagram | youtube

Album Review: Avatar – Hunter Gatherer

The carnival rolls into town once more as Avatar returns to unveil their newest sideshow Hunter Gatherer. My first introduction to Avatar was at the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards and I was instantly struck by their dark cinematic stage presence as well as their metal and roll sound. Since then they have been … Continue reading Album Review: Avatar – Hunter Gatherer

Gig Review: Avatar – The Garage, Glasgow (16th January 2019)

From the get go, Avatar are always high energy and interacting with their crowd. With a giant throne on stage for the king to take his rightful place, Avatar kicked things off with a bang, opening with "A Statue Of The King"; fast, hard-hitting guitar shredding to get everyone pumped up and it worked a … Continue reading Gig Review: Avatar – The Garage, Glasgow (16th January 2019)

Gig Review: Halestorm / Avatar / Rews – O2 Academy, Glasgow (23rd September 2018)

It’s been quite some time since Halestorm visited Glasgow and when a band of their magnitude rolls into town, especially on a weekend, it takes over the city. Wandering around the centre before the gig, there’s a number of people that you just know are heading down to the rock show tonight. And by the … Continue reading Gig Review: Halestorm / Avatar / Rews – O2 Academy, Glasgow (23rd September 2018)

Classic Covers: Hellfest All-Stars – Walk This Way

Gibson have shared the All-Stars cover of Aeromith’s "Walk This Way", filmed on the Gibson bus at this year’s Hellfest in France. Featuring members of Shvpes, In Flames, Inglorious and Chuck D of Public Enemy/Prophets Of Rage, the names of the genre put down an exquisite cover of the 1975 classic. This year’s Hellfest took … Continue reading Classic Covers: Hellfest All-Stars – Walk This Way

Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2017 – Day Two

Katie's review of this year's Tons of Rock is, like the festival itself, massive - so we're splitting it into three bite-size chunks. Even then, they're still bite-size to a large, scary Viking. Here's the second portion, covering June 23rd at Fredrikstern Fortress, Halden, Norway. Missed Part One? Clickety-here. Day Two Thursday had been perfect weather … Continue reading Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2017 – Day Two