Swedish metal act AVATAR have dropped another track from their upcoming ninth studio album, “Dance Devil Dance”, which arrives on February 17 via Black Waltz Records
Today, the band has shared the new song “Violence No Matter What“, a powerhouse duet with the inimitable Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM. You can check it out below.
AVATAR vocalist Johannes Eckerström says: “‘Violence No Matter What‘ is about one thing and one thing only. It’s okay to debate and fight and to think differently. But there is a limit, and the line must be drawn at authority held with violence, a worldview that cannot survive without enemies, a promised return to a fabricated former glory.”
Hale states: “‘Violence No Matter What‘ was such an inspiring piece to be a part of! Thank you so much to the boys for giving me the opportunity to express my angst against the horrors of this world through such a brilliant song!”
As previously reported, AVATAR will embark on a U.S. tour this spring. The trek, which will feature support from VEIL OF MAYA and ORBIT CULTURE, will kick off on April 28 in Omaha, Nebraska and conclude on May 28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Dance Devil Dance” was recorded in the Swedish wilderness, far away from all the perceived glamor of the big city and modern studios. Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, MR. BUNGLE, CROBOT, STONE SOUR, AMON AMARTH, URIAH HEEP) returned as producer. He first worked with AVATAR when he mixed “Hail The Apocalypse“, a role he reprised on “Feathers & Flesh” before taking the wheel as producer on “Avatar Country” and “Hunter Gatherer“.