MARCUS JIDELL Discusses New AVATARIUM album: “We Wanted a Heavy, and Big Fat Production, a Little Bit Darker Than Our Previous One”

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On November 22, doom metal wizards AVATARIUM released their heavy and emotionally dense new album “The Fire I Long For”.

The new effort sees them return to their epic doom roots whilst paying their respects to rock legends like RAINBOW, LED ZEPPELIN and THE DOORS. Born from epic doom laden mastermind known as Leif Edling (of CANDLEMASS fame), the band has turned into an entity of its own, and their current nucleus consists of Marcus Jidell on guitars and Jennie-Ann on vocals, 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. If you wanna know more about the album you can check our review at this location.

With the great reception of the new release, and a Grammy Awards nomination for best metal song for CANDLEMASS“Astorolus – The Great Octopus”, which he produced, Marcus Jidell has a lot to talk about. He sat down with Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf, and they discussed what the title of the new album means to him, the composition process, working with Tony Iommi and much more. Listen to their interesting conversation below and remember to stalk us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on a daily basis.

Slideshow photographs by Jonas Persson, Aleksandra Majak and Andrea Breitenbach

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