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Interview with Johannes Eckstrom (Avatar)

We are just over a week out from AVATAR's Australian shows and the pace of the band's ascendency has not bated since the tour was announced. As well as a sold out European arena tour with friends, Gojira and a tour of South America with the mighty Iron Maiden, the band have delivered stunning sets across Europe's biggest festivals (Download, Grasppop, etc) and to top it all off their new album, Dance Devil Dance has made the list of the Best Albums Of 2023 in both Loudwire and Metal Hammer where they appear at the very summit of the list!
  
 Renowned for legendary performances, ludicrous levels of skill as musicians and a seemingly endless catalog of killer songs, many of which will be on display during three unmissable performances this month, the band are pleased to announce 3 outstanding Australian supports for the upcoming shows.
 
As Avatar are expected to perform a near 2 hour Best Of set at these shows, there will be only 1 support artist per show. 
 
Melbourne’s Teramaze have solidified their reputation as one of the country's most consistent and distinctive progressive heavy acts. They deliver cutting edge, modern metal built around the fretwork of two world class guitarists and dual powerhouse vocals.
 
Sydney’s Our Last Enemy are the embodiment of apocalyptic industrial metal. Methodical riffs embellished with synth overtones; dark, hypnotic rhythms and down and dirty vocals  with big singalong choruses that are primed for the live arena.

Brisbane’s Krave are a truly unique cross section of hard rock and alt metal with musical influences as diverse as Zeppelin, Sabbath and Pantera with a vocal delivery from frontwoman Siana Davis that’s somewhere between Paramore, Evanescence and Halestorm. Definitely ones to watch.
 
 
TOUR DATES
Friday, August 25: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday, August 26: The Metro, Sydney
Sunday, August 27: The Triffid, Brisbane

Tickets available from

thephoenix.au

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