Avatarium to release new studio album “The Fire I Long For” on November 22nd 2019

Avatarium The Fire I Long For cover
On November 22nd, 2019, doom metal wizards Avatarium return to begin another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking fans by storm with their internationally praised “Hurricanes and Halos”, the Swedes are pleased to announce the completion of their fourth full-length release, “The Fire I Long For”. This new album sees the band return to their epic doom roots, while taking inspiration from rock legends like Rainbow and Dio.

Founded in 2012 by Leif Edling of Candlemass, Avatarium soon saw the arrival of Marcus Jidell (producer Candlemass) and Jennie-Ann Smith, who brought an air of charisma with her soulful grace. By now, the band has become an entity on its own and while Leif still contributed three songs for the new album, the band’s current line-up consists of Marcus and Jennie-Ann, who are accompanied on this record by organist Rickard Nilsson and new drummer Andreas ‘Habo’ Johansson (The Doomsday Kingdom). Together, this open-minded, yet doom-laden collective draws elements of folk, jazz and psychedelic brilliance into a grandiose amalgamation that manages to maintain an almost pop-like elegance.

Recorded at Studio DeepWell in Stockholm, the album was produced by Marcus Jidell, mixed by Grammy Award winner Niklas Flyckt and mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein).
 
Today, the band has unveiled the first single entitled “Rubicon” alongside an accompanying music video. Watch the video below. Stream or download the new single here.

Jennie-Ann Smith comments about the track: “A point of no return, a line drawn in the sand, it’s a dark gospel...”

The new studio album is now available for pre-order here.
• Limited digipack
• Black Vinyl
• White Vinyl (NB mailorder and wholesale exclusive)
• Gold Vinyl (NB mailorder exclusive)
• Digital Download | Stream

“The Fire I Long For” includes nine mesmerising new tracks featuring Marcus Jidell’s soaring guitar solos and Jennie-Ann Smith’s powerful vocals.

Tracklist:
01. Voices
02. Rubicon
03. Lay Me Down
04. Porcelain Skull
05. Shake That Demon
06. Great Beyond
07. The Fire I Long For
08. Epitaph Of Heroes
09. Stars They Move

Line-up:
Jennie-Ann Smith | Vocals
Marcus Jidell | Guitar
Andreas ‘Habo’ Johansson | Drums
Rickard Nilsson | Organ
Mats Rydström | Live Bass

Weblinks:
avatariumofficial.se
www.facebook.com/avatariumofficial