Doom metal wizards AVATARIUM return with their dark gospel this year to open another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking fans by storm with Hurricanes And Halos, the Swedes are back with a new offering that sees them return to their epic doom roots, whilst also paying their respects to rock legends such as RAINBOW, LED ZEPPELIN and THE DOORS. The Fire I Long For will be in stores on November 22nd via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band unveils the first album trailer, in which guitarist Marcus Jidell presents a very special instrument that they used for the recording of The Fire I Long For. Watch as he shows off his 100 year old acoustic guitar that he was gifted by his grandmother, and has lovingly restored, as he performs the main parts of the album’s first single, ‘Rubicon’youtu.be/mpQluuO1P0w

The new studio album is now available for pre-order here: nblast.de/Avatarium-TheFire
★ Limited digipack
★ Black Vinyl
★ White Vinyl (NB mailorder and wholesale exclusive)
★ Gold Vinyl (NB mailorder exclusive)
★ Digital Download | Stream

Founded in 2012 by Leif Edling of CANDLEMASSAVATARIUM 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).

Watch and listen to ‘Rubicon‘: youtu.be/npPd5f0GZQo
Stream or download the new single via this link: nblast.de/Avatarium-Rubicon

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

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

AVATARIUM are:
Jennie-Ann Smith | Vocals
Marcus Jidell | Guitar
Andreas ‘Habo’ Johansson | Drums
Rickard Nilsson | Organ
Mats Rydström | Live Bassavatariumofficial.com
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