Avatar announces new album, ‘Dance Devil Dance’

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Avatar has announced a new album called Dance Devil Dance.

The ninth studio effort from the Swedish metallers will arrive February 17. You can listen to its title track now via digital outlets.

In a statement, frontman Johannes Eckerström describes the hellish concept of the upcoming record.

“I woke up to the truth one day,” Eckerström says. “With my heart pounding, and a heavy breath, I knew for sure. I am Satan. The snake and forbidden fruit with a longing for knowledge, freedom and agency. My feet were moving. I thought I was running, but I was dancing. A celebration.”

“Yes, I am the Devil, and I believe that one day you can be the Devil too,” he adds. “It is my hope and ambition that this song will help you find your way there. As such, it’s a celebration of love, lust and democracy.”

Dance Devil Dance follows Avatar’s 2020 album, Hunter Gatherer. Since then, the band has released a number of one-off singles, including “Going Hunting,” “Barren Cloth Mother” and “So Sang the Hollow.”

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