On November 22, doom metal wizards AVATARIUM return with their dark gospel to open another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful other-world. Only two years after taking the fans by storm with “Hurricanes And Halos”, which has been named “album of the month” by magazines worldwide, the Swedes announce the completion of their fourth full-length release. “The Fire I Long For” sees them return to their epic doom roots whilst paying their respects to rock legends like RAINBOW, LED ZEPPELIN and THE DOORS.
Today, the band unveils the first single off their new album, titled “Rubicon” with a new music video, which can be seen below. Smith comments on the track: “A point of no return, a line drawn in the sand, it’s a dark gospel…”
Founded in 2012 by Leif Edling of CANDLEMASS, AVATARIUM soon saw the arrival of Marcus Jidell (producer of CANDLEMASS) and Jennie-Ann Smith who brought an air of charisma with her soulful grace. By now, the band has become an entity of its own, and while Leif still contributed three songs for the new album, the band’s current nucleus consists of Marcus and Jennie-Ann, who are accompanied on this record by organist Rickard Nilssonand 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 Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN). “The Fire I Long For” will include nine mesmerizing new tracks featuring Jidell‘s soaring guitar solos and Smith‘s powerful soul voice.
“The Fire I Long For” Track listing:
3. Lay Me Down
4. Porcelain Skull
5. Shake That Demon
6. Great Beyond
7. The Fire I Long For
8. Epitaph Of Heroes
9. Stars They Move
- Jennie-Ann Smith / Vocals
- Marcus Jidell / Guitar
- Andreas “Habo” Johansson / Drums
- Rickard Nilsson / Organ
- Mats Rydström / Live Bass