Avatar have announced a new concept album titled Feathers & Flesh, to be released on 13 May 2016 via Another Century/Sony Music Australia. The new release is the highly anticipated follow up to 2014’s Hail the Apocalypse, which placed Avatar in the Billboard Top 200 for the first time.
Feathers & Flesh, is the bands most extensive work to date. It also contains a story too extensive for the regular booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hardcover book. You can view the first two tracks, Regret, and House of the Eternal Hunt, off their forthcoming album HERE.
“What you have is the beginning of the story and all the light and darkness of things to come!” says frontman Johannes Eckström. “We meet our protagonist, Owl as she lies dying, looking back on the night that would be her last. Regret is about, well regret! Staring into the cold eyes of death, she wishes to change everything, to go back, to live again.
“This leads us to House of Eternal Hunt. It is how things used to be; how they were supposed to be. That is how the tale starts, with a predator ruling the sky on the night that would turn out to be her last! With this concept and these tracks, we want to give you the past, present and, more than anything else, the future of metal as we see it. It is the beginning of an epic journey and we’re glad to have you along for the trip.”